Description

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 2022/23.

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. For more information on the accommodation criteria, please see the Accommodation Services section on the website.

To be eligible applicants must

  • Hold a firm conditional or unconditional offer for study at the University of Glasgow for 2022/23; 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, provided that the student has not become eligible for Student Support from the relevant student funding body in Scotland, England, Wales or Northern Ireland.

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.

If you are not subject to Home Office Temporary Admission/Immigration Bail Reporting, please provide your:
•           Application Registration Card (ARC) or Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) – front and back
•           The most recent documentation you have received from the Home Office in conjunction with your application/appeal – this should show your Home Office reference number.

If you do not fall within either of these categories, you should email copies of your relevant documentation confirming your immigration status/the scheme you have entered the UK under, to scholarships@glasgow.ac.uk 

Should your immigration status change part way through your studies, you should inform the Scholarships Team as soon as possible, as this may affect your eligibility for the scholarship. Changes to immigration status will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. The scholarship funding will not necessarily cease automatically but may be recalculated.

Number of Scholarships

20

Eligible countries/regions

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Congo Democratic Republic of
  • Costa Rica
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • East Timor
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea North
  • Korea South
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zaire
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Eligible programmes

Value

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

 

How to apply

Scholarship applications for September 2022 entry are now open. To apply, please complete the online application form.

Scholarship applicants must be in the UK on Humanitarian grounds and hold an offer of a place to study to be eligible for the scholarship, so we advise applicants to make a programme application prior to making a scholarship application.

Please note, after you have applied you must also email supporting documents as detailed above and on the application form (e.g. arc/brp/immigration bail notice etc.) to scholarships@glasgow.ac.uk ahead of the scholarship application deadline. Applications cannot be considered without these supporting documents. 

Application deadline: 26th June 2022.