Sanctuary Scholarships

In response to the growing numbers of forcibly displaced people globally, the University is pledging to double all donations made to Sanctuary Scholarships before the end of July 2022.

In these incredibly turbulent times, it's vital that we come together to support forcibly displaced people. Sanctuary Scholarships are a tangible way to create opportunities for people from refugee and asylum-seeking backgrounds, many of whom will have lost their way of life.

Thanks to donations from alumni, friends and staff, 60 life-changing scholarships have been awarded since 2016. Since then, the Sanctuary Scholars have been able to embark on a huge variety of degree courses at the University of Bristol - including History, Pharmacology, Mechanical Engineering and Law. With your help, we'll be able to offer even more in the years to come.

As well as opening up a whole world of opportunities for the students who receive them, your donation will give refugee and asylum-seeking students the chance to build friendships and find a new home in the Bristol community.

The University of Bristol will match all donations directed to Sanctuary Scholarships made before the end of the academic year. There is £150,000 available for matching donations, meaning your gift will have double the impact on students seeking asylum or living as refugees in the UK.

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