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Sanctuary Scholarship

Please find information on the Ukraine Sanctuary Scholarship here.

The Sanctuary Scholarship application is now closed to Undergraduate students. New Postgraduate Taught (PGT) Masters students starting in 2022-23 can still apply; the application process is below.  

Our Sanctuary Scholarship supports 2 students per year seeking sanctuary in the UK to undertake a course in higher education. We will; 

Applicants for the Sanctuary Scholarship will need to:

- Asylum Seeker – currently seeking asylum within the UK or Refused Asylum Seeker where your application for refugee status has been denied and a fresh claim is in process

- Limited or Discretionary leave to remain

- Humanitarian Protection status or the spouse or child of someone with Humanitarian Protection status

- A dependent or partner of someone who has been granted limited leave to remain or some other form of temporary status*

*Please note: Spouses/civil partners must have been the spouse/civil partner on the date which the asylum application was made. Children/step-children must have been aged under 18 on the date on which the asylum application was made 

 Preference will also be given to students who meet the following* ;

*We will still consider application forms from students who do not meet the preference criteria.

How to apply for 2022-23

Once you have received an offer from the University of Southampton you can then download and complete the application form. Please find the terms and conditions document below, if you have any questions, please raise them with the University Sanctuary Coordinator before submitting the application from. 

When submitting your application please send it to, it must include the following; 

Please note that courses taking 4 years for UG and 2 years + for PG are excluded from the Sanctuary Scholarship. We can only accept students studying a 3-year UG programme or 1 year PG programme. 



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