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University of Sanctuary Scholarship

The Universities of Sanctuary initiative currently engages with sanctuary seekers in multiple activities, including learning and teaching, student support, delivery of events such as UEA Refugee week, research projects, partnerships with community organisations and through the UEA scholarship programme.

UEA is committed to helping reduce the barriers to participation in higher education faced by those seeking asylum in the UK and is pleased to offer the following Scholarships:

UEA Sanctuary Scholarships

The UEA Sanctuary Scholarships are awarded to asylum seekers or applicants who have been granted Discretionary Leave/Humanitarian Protection or Refugees (Leave to Remain) and do not qualify for support from Student Finance England.

The successful applicants will receive:

  • Full Tuition Fee Support: Students will be offered a 100% tuition fee waiver.
  • Maintenance Support: In addition to a tuition fee waiver, students will be awarded a bursary of £9,000 a year towards living costs and course related expenses.

UEA/INTO UEA Pre-sessional English Scholarship

In partnership with INTO UEA, a Pre-sessional English scholarship is available to applicants whose standard of English does not meet UEA’s course requirements.

The successful applicants will receive:

  • Full tuition fee for a pre-sessional course at INTO Norwich.
  • A bursary of up to £1000 is also available to cover living costs whilst undertaking the course.

Terms and Conditions

Read the full terms and conditions.

You may also wish to take a look at the Westheimer Scholarship, offered by the Schwab & Westheimer Trust (please note this scholarship is not affiliated with UEA).

 

Type of Course

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Postgraduate Research

Funding Type

  • Tuition Fees
  • Maintenance

Years Available

  • 2023

Criteria

  • International Fees

School/Faculty

  • Any

Country / Region

  • International
  • UK

Applicant’s Nationality

  • Any

Country of Domicile

  • Any

Further Criteria

The UEA Sanctuary Scholarships are awarded to asylum seekers or applicants who have been granted Discretionary Leave/Humanitarian Protection or Refugees (Leave to Remain) and do not qualify for support from Student Finance England.

Application Process

Information for the next round of applications will be available in January 2023.