Sanctuary Scholarships

Academic year 2021

Overview

Sheffield Hallam University offers two Sanctuary Scholarships per academic year (one for undergraduate and one for postgraduate study) to support talented students who have sought asylum in the UK. The scholarships are jointly funded by the University and through generous donations from former students.

In addition, in 2020/21 academic year we are The Helena Kennedy Centre Sanctuary Scholarship for the MA/LLM Applied Human Rights. The scholarship will enable you to study international human rights law and contemporary refugee studies whilst undertaking an internship in the Refugee Rights Hub and working towards completing a professional qualification with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC).

The undergraduate scholarship includes

  • A full-tuition fee waiver for the length of the course, up to a maximum of four years.
  • Funding of £4,000 for living costs per year of the course, up to a maximum of four years

The postgraduate scholarship includes

  • a full tuition-fee waiver for the length of the course, up to a maximum of 18 months
  • funding of £4,000 for living costs per year of the course, up to a maximum of 18 months

The Helena Kennedy Centre Sanctuary Scholarship includes

  • a full tuition-fee waiver for the length of the course, up to a maximum of 18 months
  • funding of £4,000 for living costs per year of the course, up to a maximum of 18 months

The scholarships are available for eligible full time or part time undergraduate or postgraduate courses leading to a degree. If you study part time, the scholarship will be pro-rated, according to the intensity of the course, therefore the maximum durations stated above will be increased proportionately.

The deadline to apply is 13 June 2021.

Who is eligible to apply?

You are eligible to apply for the scholarship if you meet all of the following criteria:

  1. You are currently residing in the UK
  2. You are an asylum-seeker or have been granted temporary leave as a result of an asylum application or a human rights application; or you are a dependant of any of the above status groups
  3. You have accepted an offer from Sheffield Hallam University as your firm choice and are planning to start an eligible course* in September of the next academic year
  4. You are not eligible for tuition fee or maintenance loans from Student Finance England (Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland) at the start of the course

Deadline

Application will close on 13 June 2021

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"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."
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