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Article 26 project

Kingston University supports the Helena Kennedy Foundation's Article 26 project to promote access to higher education for people who have fled persecution and sought asylum in the UK.

Awards for students seeking sanctuary

We currently offer:

  • four full fee-remitted places each year to successful applicants;
  • an annual £3,000 bursary to support students with living costs;
  • a place on our Compact Scheme; and
  • a designated member of staff to provide support, guidance and opportunities throughout their studies.

To be eligible for this award, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • You are an asylum seeker or the partner / dependant of an asylum seeker; or
  • You have been granted Discretionary Leave to Remain (DLR) or some other form of temporary status as a result of an asylum or human rights application
  • Important: You must have submitted an application to study at Kingston University for the forthcoming academic year before your Sanctuary award application can be considered.

How to apply for 2017/18 entry

Thank you for your interest in the Sanctuary award.

Applications for 2017/18 entry are now closed but if you would like more information on applying for 2018/19 entry then please contact us at compact@kingston.ac.uk.

More information

Read more information about Article 26 and similar awards offered by other universities.

Contact us

Micheál Griffiths 
Widening Participation officer
Tel: 020 8417 3286

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Contact us

Micheál Griffiths 
Widening Participation officer
Tel: 020 8417 3286

Email us

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