Scholarships Need-based
University of Leeds

Sanctuary Scholarship

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10000 GBP
United Kingdom
08 May 2024
Application deadline


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

University of Leeds 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




Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


The Sanctuary Scholarship is open for forced migrants to the UK.

The Sanctuary Scholarship is open to people who wish to study any undergraduate or postgraduate taught degree.

Applicable programmes


The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition fees and £10,000 a year towards study costs. If you receive the Sanctuary Scholarship, you won’t need to pay the money back.


  • Be a forced migrant to the United Kingdom. This means you are a person displaced from your homeland or place of residence for political, economic, ethnic, environmental, or human rights pressures. You must have one of the residency statuses listed in the next section.
  • Be unable to access mainstream funding, for example from Student Finance England or a local authority grant. 
  • Have already applied to study at the University.
  • Not have a degree from a UK university of the same level or higher than the course you want to study at Leeds. 
  • Be eligible for paying tuition fees at the UK rate. If you receive an offer to study that states you must pay tuition fees at the International rate, make sure you use the fee assessment process to confirm if this is correct.

Scholarship requirements




United Kingdom


6 nationalities

Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

08 May 2024

To apply for a place on your chosen course, search for your programme and follow the instructions on the relevant page.


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