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Full tuition fee waiver and £2,000 study grant

Study type
Undergraduate or Postgraduate

People who have entered the UK seeking sanctuary

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

The deadline for applying for the Sanctuary Scholarship for 2022 entry has now passed. Applications for September 2023 entry will open in spring 2023.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview. This may be virtual or in-person, depending on your circumstances. 


To receive a University of Hull Sanctuary Scholarship applicants must:

  • Be offered a place to study at the University, commencing in September 2022

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

  • Live within commuting distance of the University of Hull at the point of application (anyone who needs to relocate cannot be considered)

  • 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

Some of our courses, typically healthcare and education subjects, require students to pass a DBS check. If it is not possible to obtain a DBS check for you you may not be able to study your chosen course. If we can offer an alternative course we will. 

If you do not have the right to work in the UK you may not be able to take part in work placements, even where these are an integral part of the course. If you apply for a course which is unsuitable we will advise you of your options. 

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.

Find out more

Questions about this award? Email or call 01482 463002.

More information on the University of Hull's commitment to supporting those seeking sanctuary, including practical advice on applying for a place, financial support, and English classes, can be found on our University of Sanctuary page.