“As the local MP for the University of Hull, and the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Friends of the University of Hull, I am delighted and proud that Hull is a University of Sanctuary.
"It is important that those fleeing persecution should be able to access top-quality higher education and obtain professional qualifications in Hull. Both the City of Hull and the University have a strong record of welcoming and supporting all those who make their home here.”
Dame Diana Johnson, MP for Kingston upon Hull North
Guidance for sanctuary seekers on applying to university
We want to make it as easy as possible for sanctuary seekers to study at the University of Hull. We have gathered together guidance on applying to the University and other useful resources to help you explore the support that is available both on campus and in the city.
The University offers financial support to entrants seeking asylum in the UK. All new asylum seeker students at the University are eligible to receive a Sanctuary Fee Reduction, paying fees equivalent to the home rate rather than international fees.
We’re also pleased to be able to offer Sanctuary Scholarships for up to three new entrants each year. These Scholarships offer a full tuition fee waiver, an annual £2,000 study grant, and tailored personal support for the full duration of a programme of study.
Our Sanctuary Champions, a network of staff and student volunteers from across the University, work together to foster a University-wide culture of inclusion for those seeking sanctuary, and lead projects to support the needs of refugees and asylum seekers in higher education and the wider community.
We also work closely with Hull City of Sanctuary and sanctuary organisations across the city, such as Open Doors, Welcome to English, the Refugee Council and Hull Help for Refugees.