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Sanctuary scholarships

We are proud to be part of the network of universities who offer scholarships to students who have sought refuge in the UK. This is in collaboration with the Article 26 Project.

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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 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

For more information please email sanctuary@yorksj.ac.uk or call 01904 876 408.

Eligibility criteria

Before applying 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 some other 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 some other 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 2023 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 sanctuary@yorksj.ac.uk.

How to apply

Applications for the 2023 Sanctuary Scholarship will open soon.

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