Sanctuary Scholarship

Sanctuary Scholarship

Extending educational opportunity to people from asylum-seeking and refugee communities.

Please note that you must hold an academic offer (or be awaiting a decision) to apply for this scholarship.

What is it?

The Sanctuary Scholarship offers opportunities for those from refugee and asylum-seeking communities to study at the University of Bristol.

The scholarship offers support towards the costs of higher education.

Find out more about the scholarship.

Who should apply?

You may have faced barriers to accessing education in the past, but don't let this stop you from applying.

The Sanctuary Scholarship takes into account different educational backgrounds and language abilities.

Find out if the scholarship is for you.

How do I apply?

Applications for 2020/21 entry are now closed.

What can I study?

You can study one of the following courses:

  • Full-time foundation degree programmes
  • Full-time and part-time undergraduate degrees (3 year or 4 year degrees)
  • Full-time and part-time postgraduate Master's programmes (MA, MSc or MRes)

Find out more about eligible courses.

Welcome to Bristol

Bristol is a diverse and welcoming city that has been awarded City of Sanctuary status.

Before you apply

Please read the scholarship terms and conditions and our guidance for applicants before applying.

Any questions?

If you have any questions, please email