We are proud to be part of the network of universities who offer scholarships to students who have sought refuge in the UK.
We want to make a positive contribution to the world we live in.
We believe our community is made richer by welcoming students from diverse backgrounds. We recognise that these students have shown remarkable strength, resilience and commitment. Each year we offer Sanctuary scholarships to them.
The Sanctuary scholarship includes:
- A full tuition fee waiver
- £4,000 per year towards the costs of study
- 1 to 1 personalised support
Before you apply for a Sanctuary scholarship, make sure you meet the criteria below.
You must meet at least 1 of these criteria:
- You are seeking asylum in the UK. You will need an active asylum case to apply.
- A dependent or partner is seeking asylum in the UK. They will need an active asylum case for you to apply.
- You have been granted Discretionary or Limited Leave to Remain, or another form of temporary status as the result of an asylum claim.
- A dependent or partner has been granted Discretionary or Limited Leave to Remain, or another form of temporary status as the result of an asylum claim.
You must also meet all of the following criteria:
- You have a conditional or unconditional offer for 2024 entry on an undergraduate or postgraduate course at York St John University.
- You are currently attending a school, college, community or voluntary group which can provide a reference in support of your application.
- You are unable to access mainstream funding such as student finance or a local authority grant.
- You live within commuting distance of York St John University.
- You do not need support for living costs or accommodation.
If you have any questions about your eligibility, please email email@example.com.
How to apply
Applications for the 2024 Sanctuary Scholarship are now open. To apply, complete and submit the application form below.
For help with filling in the form, download our guidance sheet: Sanctuary Scholarship guidance notes (PDF, 0.1MB)
Applications will close at 11.59pm on Sunday 28 April 2024.