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Sanctuary Scholarships

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;
  • and a place on our KU Cares Scheme, which includes a designated member of staff to provide support, guidance and opportunities throughout your 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.

Applications for 2018/19 entry have now closed. We will be opening applications for 2019/20 entry in early 2019.

If you would like more information on applying for the Sanctuary Award then please contact us at

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

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