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Full tuition fee waiver and £2,000 study grant

Study type
Undergraduate or Postgraduate

Asylum seekers

About this award

The University of Hull is proud to be part of the growing network of Universities of Sanctuary. As part of this, the Sanctuary Scholarship aims to provide financial support to up to three entrants seeking asylum in the UK.

It consists of a full tuition fee waiver, an annual £2,000 study grant, and tailored personal support for the full duration of a programme of study, while the applicant remains eligible.

Download the full policy for more information.

How to apply

Applications for September 2021 entry will open early 2021.

Please note this is a competitive scholarship; not all applicants will be successful. 


To receive a University of Hull Sanctuary Scholarship applicants must:

  • Apply for a place to study at the University, commencing in September 2021

  • Apply for the Sanctuary Scholarship, providing all requested information and evidence 

  • Live within commuting distance of the University of Hull

  • Not require assistance with accommodation costs or living expenses

  • Be seeking asylum in the UK, or be the dependent or spouse of someone seeking asylum


  • have been granted Discretionary/Limited Leave to Remain following an application for asylum, or be the dependent or spouse of someone who meets the aforementioned criteria

The following groups of students are not eligible to be considered for a University of Hull Sanctuary Scholarship:

  • Applicants who are eligible for UK Government student financial support

  • Continuing students at the University of Hull

  • Students of the Hull York Medical School

Download the full criteria.

Students who meet the eligibility criteria for the award but who are not successful will be eligible for the Sanctuary Fee Reduction.

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Questions about this award? Email or call 01482 463002.