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

We welcome applications to this scholarship from anyone who is seeking sanctuary in the United Kingdom. For this scholarship you may have one of the following residency statuses:

  • Refugee status AND Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)
  • Five years' limited leave as a refugee, and intend to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)
  • Humanitarian Protection (HP) AND Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)
  • Humanitarian Protection (HP) for an initial period of five years’ limited leave, and intend to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR)
  • Discretionary Leave to Remain (DLR) OR Limited Leave to Remain
  • Awaiting a decision on application for asylum OR in the appeals process
  • Family member of one of the above and an application is dependent on theirs/ leave has been granted in line with theirs

You may have another forced-migration immigration status – please feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss this.

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 English course at INTO Norwich.
  • A bursary of up to £1000 is also available to cover living costs whilst undertaking the course.

Please note, you do not need to complete a separate application form for this scholarship. Please highlight on the main Sanctuary Scholarship application form whether you would like to access the pre-sessional English scholarship.

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
  • UK Fees

School/Faculty

  • Any

Country / Region

  • UK

Applicant’s Nationality

  • Any

Country of Domicile

  • Any

Further Criteria

We welcome applications to this scholarship from anyone who is seeking sanctuary in the United Kingdom.

Application Process

The application form can be found on the UEA University of Sanctuary website: Sanctuary Scholarships | University of Sanctuary (ueasanctuary.org)

The application deadline is 31 May 2023.