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Sanctuary Scholarships
Scholarship Name Sanctuary Scholarships
Academic Year 2023
Scholarship amount £5,000
Nationality Any

The University of Glasgow is offering up to 20 Sanctuary Scholarships for applicants to the University who are in the UK on humanitarian grounds and are facing challenges in progressing onto Higher Education. The scholarship is open to prospective undergraduate and postgraduate taught students at the University of Glasgow applying for entry in September 2023/24.

The scholarship will meet the cost of tuition fees for the duration of your programme, for those applicants who are unable to cover full tuition fees through access to public funds by applying to SAAS or Student Finance. The Sanctuary Scholarship also provides a £5,000 per year stipend, to assist with study costs. In addition, if the eligibility criteria for university accommodation is met, this will also be provided for the duration of your degree, if required.

To be eligible applicants must:

  • Hold a firm conditional or unconditional offer for study at the University of Glasgow for 2023/24; and

  • have submitted, or are the dependant of someone who has submitted, an application to the UK Home Office for recognition as a Refugee under the 1951 UN Convention on the Status of Refugees (hereafter “The Convention”) and not yet received a decision from the Home Office on that application; or

  • have been offered leave to remain in the UK on the grounds of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights or under Paragraphs 276ADE – 276DH of the UK Immigration Rules.

We welcome applications from people who have been forced to travel to the UK for humanitarian reasons. This covers people in the asylum system (e.g. asylum seeker, refugee, humanitarian protection) and people coming through schemes such as:

  • UK Resettlement Scheme (UKRS)

  • Afghan citizens Resettlement Scheme

  • Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP)

  • Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) (closed to new arrivals Feb 2021)

  • Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme (Homes for Ukraine)

  • Ukraine Family Scheme

If you are subject to Home Office Temporary Admission/Immigration Bail Reporting, please provide your:

  • Application Registration Card (ARC) or Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) – front and back

  • Immigration Bail Reporting Notice (this may also be referred to as a Temporary Admission Document or BAIL 201) – please include every page of this document

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The Sanctuary Scholarship provides:

  • Full tuition fee waiver for the duration of study, where you are not eligible to apply for public funds to cover full tuition fees

  • £5,000 per year towards for study costs

  • University of Glasgow accommodation for the duration of study, if eligible. (For those with no access to public funds only)

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