Scholarships Need-based
University of Sheffield

Sanctuary Scholarships

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9840 GBP
United Kingdom
03 Jul 2024
Application deadline


University of Sheffield can support you financially if you are admitted to one of its study programmes as an international student.

University of Sheffield awards scholarships, bursaries, tuition fee reductions and discounts that help you cover existing tuition and living costs. 


Scholarship type

Need based

Number of scholarships to award



Fully-funded scholarship + £9,840 living cost

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction
  • living expenses


The University of Sheffield offers Sanctuary Scholarships for those who have sought refuge in the UK - for example, students who have been displaced or affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a conflict in their home country or have another reason for their forced migration to the UK.

Applicable programmes


The 5 fully-funded Sanctuary Scholarships cover the cost of tuition and provide a £9,840 award to support living costs for each year of study.


  • Have been granted humanitarian protection or limited leave to remain in the UK, be a dependant or partner of someone with humanitarian protection or limited leave to remain, or you or your parent/guardian or partner are an asylum seeker and have submitted a claim within the UK for refugee status and have not yet received a decision from the Home Office on that application.
  • Have applied for asylum on arrival in the UK, and before you have applied for a place at university.
  • Currently attend a school, college or community/voluntary group that will provide a reference in support of your application.
  • Hold an offer from the University of Sheffield to study an undergraduate or postgraduate taught course starting in September.
  • Be studying at degree level in the UK for the first time (applicable to undergraduate students only).

You are not eligible to apply for the scholarship if:

  • You have exhausted all appeal rights and have not submitted a fresh claim for asylum or an application to remain in the UK under another immigration category. If your status changes at any stage of the application process you must notify us immediately.
  • You have a ‘no study’ immigration bail condition or a ‘restricted study’ condition that prohibits study in higher education.

Scholarship requirements




United Kingdom



Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

03 Jul 2024

Complete the application form.

Provide a supporting statement from your referee from the school, college or community/volunteering group you currently attend.

Send all the documentation you have received from the Home Office in relation to your asylum claim and your referee’s statement.

A panel of senior University staff will assess all eligible applications.


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