2015/16 Student Bursaries

University of Chester

The University of Chester is offering one bursary for academic year 2015/16. The bursary is comprised of a full tuition fee waiver and additional student support to help meet study costs. Further information regarding the application process,  guidance notes and a key contact for queries can be found on their website: http://www.chester.ac.uk/campus-life/support-for-students/asylum-seekers. 


De Montfort University, Leicester

De Montfort is offering four Article 26 scholarships in 2015/16. The scholarahsips are open to students from an asylum seeking background who do not have access to student finance. To make an application you will need to complete an application form and return it to transitions@dmu.ac.uk. The supporting notes should help you decide whether you are eligible to apply.To download an application form and supporting notes, follow the links on the De Montford University website: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/dmu-students/the-student-gateway/student-finance-and-welfare/fees-and-funding/article-26-scholarship.aspx

If you are uncertain of your eligibility or have any questions about the process please contact, Melissa Page or Ryan Ward at: transitions@dmu.ac.uk, tel: (0116) 257 7595, option 3.

One student will be eligible for a UNITE Foundation Scholarship which provides £3,000 per year living costs and following an assessment of your circumstances, free accommodation in a UNITE hall for three years.


Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University is offering one bursary, which include a full tuition fee waiver and additional student support. For full details click on the link below:



Keele University

Keele University is offering one Article 26 Award for 2015 entry. For full details and to download an application form, please follow the link below: http://http://www.keele.ac.uk/studentfunding/fundingforasylumseekers/.


University of Kent

The University of Kent, in partnership with the Article 26 Project, will be offering one Article 26 award for undergraduate entry in September 2015. This award is aimed at helping those seeking asylum in the UK to progress to higher education. Please click on the link below for further information: http://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/undergraduate/Article_26.html


Kingston University

Kingston University is offering 4 Sanctuary (Article 26) scholarships for 2015. Each award is comprised of a full tuition fee-waiver & a bursary of £3,000 per year.

In order to request an application form, email Chrissie Farley: c.farley@kingston.ac.uk.


Leeds Trinity University

Leeds Trinity University is offering one Sanctuary Scholarship for 2015 entry. For full details of the scholarship and how to apply please follow the link below:



The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

LSE is offering two bursaries for 2015 entry, both involving a full-fee waiver and one involving a means-tested bursary of up to £11,00 per year. For full details of the awards and how to apply follow the link below:



University of Manchester

One Article 26 scholarships will be provided by the University of Manchester. Full details regarding the scholarship and the application process are available via the website at http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/student-finance/2015/outside-eu/asylum-seeker-concessions/  This weblink will also take you to the application form and guidance notes.


Newman University

Newman University is offering one bursary for academic year 2015/16, which includes a full tuition fee bursary and student support package. For further information, access to the application form and guidance notes, see the website: http://www.newman.ac.uk/student-support/3752/asylum-seeker-support.


Royal Holloway University London

Royal Holloway University London are offering one Article 26 Award for 2015 entry. Please see their website/follow the link below for full details of how to apply:



The University of Salford

The University of Salford is offering three bursaries for academic year 2015/16, which will include a full tuition fee bursary and a minimum £500 contribution to student support costs. The online application process is now open and can be accessed via the following link:



The University of Sheffield

The University will provide scholarships for two Asylum Seekers commencing undergraduate studies at the University in September 2015. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition and provides a £9,840 award to support living costs for each year of study. Details of who is eligible and the application form is on the following web page: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssid/finance/asylumseeker_scholarship


The University of Westminster

The University of Westminster is offering one ‘Education for All’ Scholarship for September 2015 entry. The ‘Education For All’ scholarship provides a full tuition fee award for a full-time undergraduate degree at our University. For full details of the award, please see our website here: http://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/prospective-students/fees-and-funding/scholarships/undergraduate-scholarships/education-for-all-scholarship.  The deadline date for applying for this scholarship for September 2015 entry is 1st May 2015. To apply, please follow the application guidance for International Undergraduate Students outlined on our website here: http://http://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/prospective-students/fees-and-funding/scholarships/how-to-apply.


The University of Winchester

Winchester is offeriing two bursaries for academic year 2015/16. Each bursary covers the cost of tuition fees and associated study costs up to a maximum of £2,000 per year (e.g. study materials, books, IT equipment, travel), this support cannot be used to pay for living expenses or accommodation. For full details of the Sanctuary Award, including how to apply click on the weblink: http://www.winchester.ac.uk/aboutus/communityengagement/wideningparticipation/support-for-asylum-seekers/Pages/support-for-asylum-seekers.aspx


The following universities have confirmed that they are providing opportunities to students from an asylum seeking background to study at their institutions for degree programmes commencing  academic year 2015/16 (please read the information following this list):


St Mary's University, Twickenham (2)



• The number in () indicates the number of places on offer at each university.

• More detailed information regarding the application and selection process will be updated on this webpage, as and when we receive it from universities.

• This list of universities offering places will continue to grow, therefore it is important to keep checking this webpage and updates on the Article 26 Facebook page.

• The most important step at this stage is to submit an application through UCAS www.ucas.com; access their website for further information. An offer via UCAS for a place at one or more of the universities on this list is essential, before applying DIRECTLY  to the university for a bursary to support you in your studies (DO NOT apply to either Article 26 or the Helena Kennedy Foundation).

• A typical bursary covers the cost of tuition fees and a grant to support travel costs. Some universities help meet the cost of accommodation, but they will make this clear in the information they provide. The majority of universities are not able to meet these costs, therefore you need to make alternate provision for your living and accommodation costs during your degree programme. For some students this means that they can only consider universities in close proximity to where they currently live.

• Questions about specific degree programmes need to be directed to the university admissions team or academic staff, contact details will be available on the university website and in their prospectus.

• Questions about bursaries on offer at the universities listed on this page need to be directed to the contact person named on the webpage, which will be updated on here in the next few weeks.

• Good luck!

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