Asylum seekers

Article 26

Students seeking asylum in the UK are not able to apply for funding from the Student Loans Company and are charged international student fees.  De Montfort University, working in partnership with Article 26 are offering eight full fee waivers for students unable to access funding. For an application form, eligibility and more information see our scholarship pages.

NEW Scholarship

This scholarship, supported by the Marks Family Charitable Foundation is open to students embarking on a three year degree programme at undergraduate level in the fields of Humanities, Medicine or Health and Social Care. ‍

The scholarship covers fees up to £9,500 per year, and applicants will need to demonstrate that they can cover their living costs whilst at university. 

Westheimer Health and Social Care Scholarship 2018/19

The Westheimer Health and Social Care Scholarship has been created by the Schwab & Westheimer Trusts to help young asylum seekers pursue higher education in social care, medicine, nursing or related professions.

The scholarship will support up to three young people to study for a first degree or professional qualification in the field of healthcare through a scholarship ranging from £10-£20k a year. Please see flyer for more information about eligibility criteria and the application process.

Interested candidates can apply directly on the Schwab Westheimer website.

Useful websites

Refugee Support Network

City of Sanctuary

Refugee Action


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