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 undergraduate students unable to access funding.

Please note - the Article 26 Scholarship is only available to students looking to start an undergraduate level programme.

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 2020 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

Please note even if you are still waiting for an offer from DMU you may submit your application now.

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

How to apply

Applications for 2020/21 entry are now closed. For further information about the Article 26 Scholarship please contact

Update regarding COVID-19

De Montfort University is closely monitoring the continuing spread of the coronavirus disease known as COVID-19. Following government guidance with regards social distancing, we have taken the decision to postpone scheduled Article 26 interviews until further notice.

The deadline for applications will remain as 20 March 2020.

The Transitions Team will email all applicants with updates as they become available. In the meantime if you have any questions please contact

For more information

Please contact the Transitions Team using the details below:

T: (0116) 257 7595, option 3, then option 4

For further information regarding the application process please see the Application Guidance. Please note, this guidance may be subject to change.

Please see other information for asylum-seeking students here.

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