2016/17 Student Bursaries
What you need to do
- Submit an application through UCAS (www.ucas.com). An offer via UCAS for a place at one of the universities on this list is essential.
- Check the details of the bursary scheme at your chosen university.
- Once you have been at offered a place apply DIRECTLY to the University for a Bursary to support you in your studies.
IMPORTANT: Helena Kennedy Foundation and Article 26 work separately. You can no longer apply directly to Article 26 for an award and HKF bursaries have separate eligibility criteria and bursary application process.
Each university offers different support to different students. Check the details of the bursary scheme at the university you have applied to in the table below.
Some universities help meet the cost of accommodation and living expenses, 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 bursaries on offer at the universities listed on this page need to be directed to the university.
The list of universities offering places will continue to grow, keep checking our webpage for updates. Follow Article 26 on twitter: @A26project or www.facebook.com/Article26.
Other sources of support
There are alternative sources of funding and support if you are not successful in your application for an Article 26 bursary. The links below are to other organisations that offer support to students.
Refugee Support Network provides advice and guidance on access to higher education: https://www.refugeesupportnetwork.org/
Schwab & Westheimer Trusts: http://www.schwabwestheimertrust.org.uk/
TIKO Foundation: http://www.tikofoundation.org/
Please note: This information has been collated to give you an overview of all the bursaries available to students seeking sanctuary, this includes bursaries offered by universities where there is a strong working relationship with the Article 26 project and universities where bursaries are offered independently of the project.
|University of Aberdeen||TBC||4||R||Click here|
|University of Bradford||25.07.16||5||AS/DL/LLR/R||Click here|
|University of Bristol||30.06.16||AS/DL/LLR/R||Click here|
|University of Birmingham||19.08.16||1||AS/DL/LLR||Click here|
|Canterbury Christ Church University||TBC||1||AS/DLR/LLR||Click here|
|Cardiff University||05.05.16||2||AS/DLR/LLR||Click here|
|Chester University||13.05.16||1||AS/ DLR/ LLR/HP||Click here|
|De Montfort University||01.04.16||4||
||AS/ DLR/ LLR||Click here|
|University of East London||TBC||10||Syrian nationals with HP/ R||Click here|
|Edge Hill University||29.04.16||2||AS/DLR/ LLR||Click here|
|University of Edinburgh||TBC||5||4||AS/DLR/LLR/R||Click here|
|Goldsmiths University||TBC||1||AS/ R||Click here|
|Keele University||01.05.16||1||AS/DLR/LLR||Click here|
|University of Kent||02.05.16||4||AS/DLR/LLR/HP||Click here|
|Kingston University||18.04.16||4||AS/ DLR/ LLR||Click here|
|King's College||22.08.16||2||AS/DLR/LLR||Click here|
|University of Lincoln||24.03.16||2||AS||Click here|
|Loughborough University||21.10.16||1||no restrictions||Click here|
|London School of Economics||27.04.16||3||AS/ DLR/LLR|
|London School of Economics||27.04.16||10||R||Click here|
|University of Manchester||TBC||1||AS/ DLR/ LLR||Click here|
|Newman University||29.04.16||1||AS/ DLR/ LLR||Click here|
|Nottingham Trent University||01.06.16||2||DLR/LLR||Click here|
|Queen Mary University||01.07.16||4||AS/ DLR/LLR||Click here|
|Royal Holloway University||08.03.16||1||AS/ DLR/LLR||Click here|
|University of Salford||13.05.16||3||AS/ DLR/ LLR||Click here|
|School of Oriental & African Studies||24.02.16||4||3||R/ HP||Click here|
|University of Sheffield||24.06.16||3||2||AS/DLR/ LLR||Click here|
|University of Strathclyde||27.05.16||1||1||AS||Click here|
|University of Sussex||30.06.16||2||DLR/LLR||Click here|
|University of Sussex (English Language course)||10||SVPRS||Click here|
|Warwick University||30.06.16||2||LLR/DLR||Click here|
|Warwick University||27.02.16||8||R/HP||Click here|
|Westminster University||03.05.16||1||DLR/LLR||Click here|
|Winchester University||29.04.16||2||AS/ LLR/DLR||Click here|
|University of Wolverhampton||TBC||20||TBC||Click here|
|University of York||30.04.16||2||AS/DLR/LLR||Click here|
|York St John||TBC||TBC|
Eligibility/Status code explained:
AS Asylum Seeker: must have either submitted a claim for asylum or actively appealing a negative decision on claim for asylum. (in most cases dependents of asylum seekers are also eligible to apply. Check the individual university for details)
R Refugee status
DLR Discretionary Leave to Remain
LLR Limited Leave to Remain
HP Humanitarian Protection
SVPRS Syrian Vulnerable Person Relocation Scheme
* DLR / LLR represent people with temporary status
This table is merely a guide to help people identify the scholarships that they might be eligible to apply for based on their immigration status. Each university will have additional eligibility criteria that applicants will need to meet in order to make an application. We advise applicants to check and adhere to the information on the individual university websites for precise details on available bursaries on and how to apply. We have provided a link to the relevant webpage of each university in the table above. Questions specific to individual universities need to be addressed to them – contact details should be included on the web page, or contact the relevant university student services department.