Type of Funding
The University of Exeter is offering the Sanctuary Scholarship to individuals seeking asylum and refugees who are not able to obtain student finance, but who wish to undertake undergraduate or doctorate level studies at the University commencing AY 2019/2020. Three awards are available in AY 2019/2020.
Only the following programmes are eligible for the Sanctuary Scholarship:
- Full-time undergraduate degree programmes and
- Full-time Doctorate level programmes (eg PhD, EngD,EdD)
The following programmes are not eligible for Sanctuary Scholarship funding:
- BMBS Medicine and
- Any taught or research Masters programmes (eg MA, MSc, MPhil, MbyRes)
Undergraduates: Full tuition fee waiver plus a grant for living costs of £9500 for each year of study.
Doctorate students (STEM disciplines): Full tuition fee waiver, an annual living cost grant of £14,500 and a research allowance of £5000 per year. All funding is normally be for a maximum of 3.5 years.
Doctorate students (HASS disciplines): Full tuition fee waiver, an annual living cost grant of £14,500 and a reasearch allowance of £750 per year. Funding is normally be for a maximum of 3 years.
Applicants must meet the academic requirements for their chosen programme of study and fall into 1 of the following categories:
- Have submitted a claim for asylum within the UK and are awaiting a response (this includes submission of a fresh claim);
- Have Limited Leave to Remain (formerly Discretionary Leave to Remain) in the UK and are not eligible for funding via Student Finance England;
- Have been awarded ‘Humanitarian Protection’ or Refugee status in the UK but are not eligible for funding via Student Finance England;
- Have left care in the UK and are assessed as international for tuition fee purposes and are not eligible for funding via Student Finance England;
- Have been granted refugee status by the UK Home Office (for applicants to postgraduate research programmes only) ; or
- Are the family member of someone with one of the immigration statuses listed above with ‘in line’ or ‘dependent’ status.
Applications are to be done online by 17 May 2019.