Sanctuary Scholarships

Academic year 2021
Amount £1,000


We want to make a positive contribution to the world we live in. We believe that our community is made richer by welcoming students from culturally diverse backgrounds. We recognise that these students have shown remarkable strength, resilience and commitment so each year we offer Sanctuary scholarships to them.

The Sanctuary scholarship includes:

  • A full tuition fee waiver
  • £1,000 per year towards the costs of study
  • 1 to 1 personalised support.

Eligibility Criteria

Before making an application for a Sanctuary scholarship please ensure you meet the criteria listed below.

You must meet at least 1 of these criteria:

  • You are seeking asylum in the UK. You will need an active asylum case to apply.
  • A dependent or partner is seeking asylum in the UK. They will need an active asylum case for you to apply.
  • You have been granted Discretionary or Limited Leave to Remain or some other form of temporary status.
  • A dependent or partner has been granted Discretionary or Limited Leave to Remain or some other form of temporary status.

You must also meet all of the following criteria:

  • You have a conditional or unconditional offer for 2021 entry on an undergraduate or postgraduate course at York St John University.
  • You are currently attending a school, college, community or voluntary group which can provide a reference in support of your application.
  • You are unable to access mainstream funding such as student finance or a local authority grant.
  • You live within commuting distance of York St John University.
  • You do not require support for living expenses or accommodation.

How to apply

The deadline for applications for the 2021 Sanctuary Scholarship is 1 May 2021.


Application will close on 01 May 2021


What our students have to say about SI-UK

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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."
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