Sanctuary Scholarships

Academic year 2022
Leicester, England

Overview

The University of Leicester is proud to have obtained the University of Sanctuary award. 

We believe that higher education should be accessible to all based on merit alone, and are pleased to offer up to four Sanctuary Scholarships to help reduce the barriers to participation in higher education faced by those seeking asylum in the UK.

Each Sanctuary Scholarship consists of a tuition fee waiver, and a support package to be confirmed following assessment with our Welfare Service.

The Scholarships will be awarded to up to four applicants wishing to begin their studies at the University of Leicester in September 2022 who can demonstrate that they have the ability to succeed academically, but face barriers to that success.

The awards 

The number of awards available are:

  • 2 x Undergraduate awards

  • 1 x Taught Masters award

  • 1 x PhD award.

Eligibility

  • Candidates must hold an offer of a place to study full-time at the University of Leicester beginning in September 2022

  • Candidates must be unable to access mainstream funding in the UK, e.g. Student Finance

  • Candidates must be in the UK:

    • Seeking asylum in the UK, or

    • Have been granted Discretionary or Limited Leave to remain in the UK, following an application for asylum in the UK.

  • Candidates must complete the application process (see below) to be considered for the scholarship.

  • Candidates must apply for the scholarship by the deadline of 15 June 2022.

  • Successful candidates will be notified during August 2022.

Caveats and exclusions

  • The scholarship is for September 2022 entry only: the award cannot be deferred to a different intake.

  • The scholarship is for Year 1 entry of a degree course at the University of Leicester.

  • The scholarship cannot be used for any NHS-funded courses (e.g. Medicine MBChB).

  • The scholarship cannot be used for Distance Learning, Certificate or Diploma courses.

  • The scholarship can only be used for full-time study.

Deadline

Application will close on 15 July 2022

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

What our students have to say about SI-UK

Ishwar
I utilized the services of SI-UK in Chennai which proved invaluable for me. They provided great assistance throughout my application process, guiding me from evaluating my choices to selecting the university that best matched my profile.
Ishwar
Ishwar
Masters in Business Analytics, Lancaster University
Nidhi Agarwal
"SI-UK has been a crucial part of my UK journey. They assisted me in obtaining my bachelor's degree in August 2019 and now, they've aided me in securing admission to a top design university in London for my master's. The counselors at SI-UK offer personalised support to each applicant, helping us in each and every step including the final stage of obtaining our CAS letter once we receive the offer."
Nidhi Agarwal
Nidhi Agarwal
MSc Design Innovation, Loughborough University
Sudarshan
"The entire team at SI-UK was incredibly supportive. They provided me with a list of universities to consider, and I ultimately chose Aston University. With their assistance, I applied and received an offer along with a £5000 scholarship. I am grateful to my counselor and the entire team for guiding me through the visa application process and every other aspect. Thank you, SI-UK, for helping me pursue my dream."
Sudarshan
Sudarshan
Engineering, Aston University
Saumya Sharma
"Last year, I reached out to SI-UK, Jaipur for my Master’s journey, and it has been an incredibly fulfilling and successful experience. From guiding me through the application process to assisting with letters of recommendation and statement of purpose, and even following up with universities, SI-UK provided comprehensive support at every step of the journey. They went the extra mile, assisting with admissions, fee processing, accommodation arrangements, visa guidance, and coordination on medical checkups. I firmly believe that my admission to the University of Birmingham wouldn't have been possible without SI-UK. I highly recommend SI-UK to anyone seeking admission to a UK or Ireland university."
Saumya Sharma
Saumya Sharma
MBA , University of Birmingham
Jehabuz Khan
In September, I sought assistance from SI-UK for my studies in the UK, with a planned intake for January 2023. With the support of my counsellor who made exceptional efforts, I smoothly navigated the application process which culminated in the timely acquisition of my UK student visa hassle-free. I wholeheartedly endorse SI-UK to fellow students aiming to pursue their dreams of studying in the UK. Thank you!
Jehabuz Khan
Jehabuz Khan
MSc in Mechanical Engineering, University of Strathclyde
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