What We Do
Article 26 currently works in partnership with ? Universities to provide advice and guidance on creating packages of support for students seeking asylum, which enables them to continue with their studies and to go to university.
This usually includes a full fee waiver and a small bursary to help with books and travel.
People seeking asylum in the UK face two major barriers preventing them from accessing university. These are:
1. Tuition fees – people seeking asylum are treated as international students and are therefore charged tuition fees at the international rate.
2. Student finance – people seeking asylum are not entitled to the government loan available for home students to pay their university tuition fees, or to a maintenance grant/loan, which helps to pay for living costs.
In addition to working with Universities to provide bursaries for talented studetns from an asylum seeking background, we organise an annual conference every summer for current students and university partners. Bringing students and staff together allows them to share experiences and learning and to build and strengthen the steadily increasing network of individuals and institutions working with Article 26 to achieve the right to education for all.
You can find out more about our annual conference and how to get involved here.