The Sanctuary Scholarship

This scholarship is for an offer holder seeking asylum or with refugee status in the United Kingdom. It covers tuition and accommodation costs, plus a maintenance grant.

For the 2019/20 academic year, the University of Greenwich will offer one scholarship (undergraduate or postgraduate) to an offer-holder who is seeking asylum or has refugee status in the United Kingdom and is not entitled to receive financial support from student finance.

Successful scholars will receive:

  • Annual tuition fee waiver
  • Maintenance support of £5,000
  • Annual accommodation fee waiver.

The above will be awarded until you are awarded a status that allows you to access student finance. Once student finance can be accessed, the scholarship will be removed from the next academic year.

Applicants must meet ALL of the eligibility criteria outlined below in order to apply. Applicants must be able to provide documentary evidence to verify circumstances.

Eligibility criteria

  • You have been offered a full-time place on either an undergraduate or postgraduate course at the University of Greenwich, commencing September 2019
  • Studying at one of our three campuses: Greenwich, Avery Hill, Medway (except Medway School of Pharmacy)
  • You are unable to access Student Finance (Tuition and Maintenance Loans) because of your current immigration status
  • You have not already obtained a qualification that is equal or higher than the course you are applying for
  • You are resident in the UK.

Immigration status

To be eligible for the Sanctuary Scholarship you must hold one of the following immigration statuses prior to your application to study at the University of Greenwich:

  • UK asylum seeker
  • UK discretionary leave to remain (as a result of an asylum application)
  • UK limited leave to remain (as a result of an asylum application)
  • Humanitarian protection (as a result of an asylum application)

You will also be eligible if you are a dependant of someone with one of the above immigration statuses.

Applications are open now.

Please contact fab@gre.ac.uk.