City is proud to support equal access to higher education for forced migrants. The Sanctuary Scholarship consists of full tuition fee support and a grant to help with the costs of living.
“I hope to make a difference to women’s lives. When they come to hospital, they’re not only seeing a midwife, but someone they can trust, who listens to them and gives them advice”. When I think of the support, I have received from City Cares I feel very lucky. I am where I am today because of the Sanctuary Scholarship, and I can’t thank you enough for that” - Emilia, Midwifery student, Sanctuary Scholar, 2018-2021
The Sanctuary Scholarship provides a full tuition fee waiver and a grant equivalent of a full maintenance loan from Student Finance England to cover living expenses.
Successful applicants will also receive a place on the City Cares programme which provides a designated staff member to offer support and guidance throughout. We intend to award up to 3 undergraduate scholarships in 2023.
In order to be considered, applicants must have one of the following immigration statuses:
- Leave as an Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Child (UASC leave)
- Limited Leave to Remain (LL)
- Discretionary Leave to Remain (DL)
- Humanitarian Protection (HP)
- Refugee Status
- Refused Asylum Seeker (fresh claim submitted)
- Asylum Seeker.
In addition to the above, applicants must meet all the following criteria:
- Have received a conditional or unconditional offer of full-time Undergraduate study from City, University of London, having applied through UCAS
- Be new full-time entrants to City and starting the first year of their degree as a new student (i.e. those starting in Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 are not eligible.)
- Be currently attending a school, college, community or voluntary group which can provide a reference in support of your application
- Must not hold an undergraduate/postgraduate degree awarded in the UK and/or abroad
- As a direct result of your status you are not eligible for Tuition Fee Loans or Maintenance Loans from Student Finance England/Wales/NI/SAAS
- If you are applying for a programme that requires you to pass a DBS check in order to undertake clinical placements and participate in the course, it is your responsibility to ensure you have the necessary documentation. Failure to pass the DBS checks, will result in a suspension/withdrawal from the programme.
How to apply
- Please read the terms and conditions carefully
- Refer to the guidance notes when you fill out your application, this will help you to complete it accurately
- Please complete the Declaration form and upload it with your application form.
- Once you have completed these steps you can proceed to submit an application
- 1st March 2023 (9am) - Scholarships open for applications
- 1st May 2023 (midnight) - Deadline for applications
- May 2023 - Applications are reviewed and shortlisted
- June 2023 - Shortlisted applicants are reviewed by a university-appointed selection panel
- July 2023 - Award decision finalised and applicants notified
- Date to be confirmed - Deadline for successful applicants to accept the scholarship
Although every effort has been made to ensure information provided is accurate at the time of publication, it is possible that some information may be superseded before the start of the 2023/24 academic year.