Newcastle University Sanctuary Scholarships UK 2021

Newcastle University Sanctuary Scholarships UK 2021

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Newcastle University Sanctuary Scholarships Description:

Newcastle University is proud to support equal access to higher education and is pleased to offer sanctuary scholarships consisting of full tuition fee support and a bursary for living expenses for applicants wishing to study at the University in UK. The scholarships have been designed to enable students from asylum-seeker backgrounds to progress to higher level study.


New Castle University, UK.

Degree level:

Undergraduate degree programmes

Postgraduate degree programmes

Doctorate level programmes (eg. PhD)

Field of Study:

Various Subjects offered by the University.

Scholarship Award:

Full tuition fee support and a bursary for living expenses is provided. Number of Awards: Three (3).


Any Nationality are eligible for Newcastle University Sanctuary Scholarships.

Eligibility Criteria:

The following categories of applicants can apply under this scheme:
[asylum seekers; children of asylum seekers and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (eg children migrants under 18)]

Applicants must be living in the North East of England (Tyne and Wear, County Durham, Northumberland, Cleveland and North Cumbria) at the time that they apply for consideration under the scheme.

Students must have applied for a place on a Newcastle University degree programme. Applicants applying for their first degree, will be given priority.

Their predicted grades must meet the entry requirements for the degree concerned.

Applicants must meet the English language criteria for their course or have relevant qualifications to indicate their English language competency.

Personal circumstances will be taken into account if there is good reason for criterion 4 or 5 not being met.

Applicants must be unable to access mainstream funding, for example from Student Finance England or a local authority grant.

These criteria have been discussed and agreed with the Asylum and Migration Justice Forum.

Applicants who have been granted Humanitarian Protection, Discretionary Leave to Remain as a result of an application for asylum, or the children of a parent in this position, may also be considered.

Applying procedure Instructions:

Applications for the Sanctuary Scholarship must be made using our online application form.

Applicants will be required to upload proof of their immigration status and a reference. The reference should be from someone who has known the applicant for a significant period of time and who is aware of their personal circumstances.

Please read the Newcastle University Sanctuary Scholarship Guidance notes 2021 carefully, before completing the application form.

Application Deadline:

The closing date for applications is 10 March 2021.

Course study commences September 2021 for the full duration of the student’s degree programme.

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