Article 26 Scholarship

Students seeking asylum in the UK are not able to apply for funding from the Student Loans Company and are charged international student fees.  DMU offers eight Article 26 Scholarships for students unable to access funding.

The Article 26 Scholarship consists of:

  • A full fee waiver for the duration of the course
  • plus, £3,500 contribution towards living costs per year (or £500 if you are in the care of your local authority)
  • One Article 26 Scholarship recipient will also be eligible for a Unite Foundation Scholarship; which provides free accommodation in a Unite Students hallf of residence for three years. The recipient must be under the age of 25 on 1 September 2019 to receive the Unite Foundation Scholarship.

The Article 26 Scholarship is open to those who do not have access to student finance and are:

  • seeking asylum in the UK, or a dependent or partner of someone seeking asylum
  • OR who has been granted Discretionary / Limited Leave to Remain or some other form of temporary status

Article 26 originated as a project of the Helena Kennedy Foundation.

How to apply

The application deadline for courses starting in the 2019/20 academic period is midday on 10 May 2019.

Please note that all shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview at De Montfort University on either 21 or 22 May 2019. Please ensure you are available to attend on these dates.

Please send completed applications and any supporting documentation to:

Transitions Team - Student and Academic Services
De Montfort University
The Gateway

or via email to

Please note, if you are eligible for funding under the long residency category you will not be considered for Article 26. For useful information regarding eligibility under this category see Just for Kids Law.

Please see other information for asylum-seeking students here.

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