This page provides information on undergraduate bursary opportunities offered at UK universities for the academic year 201/19.
What do 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/ies (if you want to apply for a scholarship at more than one university).
Once you have been at offered a place apply DIRECTLY to the University for a scholarship 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.
This table is merely a guide to help you identify the scholarships that you may be eligible to apply for based on your immigration status. Each university will have additional eligibility criteria that you will need to meet in order to make an application. You will need to check and adhere to the information on the individual university websites for precise details on available bursaries and how to apply. By clicking on the links provided in the table, you will be re-directed to the relevant webpage of each university. Please contact individual universities if you have specific questions regarding your application. Contact details should be included on the web page, or you can contact the relevant university student services department.
Keep Up to Date
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.
Alternative 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 provide:
Refugee Support Network provides advice and guidance on access to higher education:
Refugee Support Network: https://www.refugeesupportnetwork.org/ for advice and guidance via their telephone and email helpline.
Schwab & Westheimer Trusts: http://www.schwabwestheimertrust.org.uk/
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.
Where Universities are offering bursaries for NHS funded courses, this is indicated in the table. Where there is no information in this column, this means that the university is not currently offering support to access NHS degree programmes.
The key at the bottom of the table explains the use of letters in the eligibility column to denote different forms of immigration status.
No. of Bursaries
|Eligibility Status||Web Link|
|University of Aberdeen||R|
|University of Birmingham||AS, AS(fc), DLR/LLR(as), DLR/LLR|
|Bradford University||AS, AS(fc), R, DLR/LLR(as), DLR/LLR, ILR,HP|
|Canterbury Christ Church University||AS, AS(fc), DLR/LLR(as), DLR/LLR|
|City University, London||AS, AS(fc), DLR/LLR(as), DLR/LLR|
|University of Chester||AS, AS(fc), DLR/LLR(as), DLR/LLR|
|University of East Anglia||AS, R, AS(fc), DLR/LLR(as), ILR, HP|
|De Montfort University||06.04.18||8||AS, AS(fc), DLR/LLR(as), DLR/LLR||Click here|
|Edge Hill University||AS, DLR/LLR|
|University of Exeter||15.05.18||3||AS, R, AS(fc), DLR/LLR(as), ILR, HP||Click here|
|Goldsmiths University||AS, R, DLR/LLR (as)|
|University of Glasgow||AS, AS(fc), DLR/LLR(as), DLR/LLR|
|Keele University||AS, AS(fc), DLR/LLR(as), DLR/LLR|
|University of Kent|
|Kings College London||AS, DLR/LLR(as), AS(fc)|
AS, R, DLR/LLR(as), AS(fc), DLR/LLR, ILR, HP,
|Leeds Trinity University||AS, DLR/LLR(as), AS(fc)|
|University of Liverpool||AS, DLR/LLR(as), AS(fc)|
|University of Manchester||AS, R, DLR/LLR(as), DLR/LLR, ILR|
|Newman University, Birmingham||15.06.18||1||AS, DLR/LLR(as), DLR/LLR||Click here|
|University of Nottingham||AS, DLR/LLR(as), DLR/LLR|
|Nottingham Trent University||TBC||2||AS, DLR/LLR(as)||Click here|
|Queen's University, Belfast||AS|
|Queen Mary University of London||
AS, AS(fc), DLR/LLR(as), DLR,
|Royal Holloway University||AS, DLR/LLR(as)|
|University of Salford||AS, AS(fc), DLR/LLR(as), DLR, HP|
|University of Sheffield||1||
AS, AS(fc), DLR/LLR(as), DLR, R, ILR, HP
|SOAS University of London||AS, AS(fc), DLR/LLR(as)|
|University of Strathclyde||AS, AS(fc), DLR/LLR(as)|
|University of Sussex||AS, AS(fc), DLR/LLR, DLR/LLR(as)|
|University College London (UCL)||06.7.18||2||AS, AS(fc), DLR/LLR, DLR/LLR(as)||click here|
|Warwick University||AS, DLR/LLR(as)|
|Westminster University||AS, DLR/LLR(as)|
|Winchester University||AS, DLR/LLR(as), AS(fc), DLR/LLR, HP,|
|University of York||AS, DLR/LLR(as)|
|York St John University||AS, DLR/LLR(as)|
Eligibility/Status code explained:
AS Asylum Seeker: must have either submitted a claim for asylum or be 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)
AS (fc) Asylum seeker who has submitted a fresh claim for asylum due to all appeal rights exhausted on their initial asylum claim.
R Refugee status
DLR/LLR (as) Discretionary Leave to Remain/Limited Leave to Remain as the result of an asylum claim
DLR/LLR Discretionary Leave to Remain/Limited Leave to Remain for reasons other than an asylum claim
ILR Indefinite 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.