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 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

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

How to apply

Entry on programmes starting in 2020/21 is now available. The deadline for applications is 20 March 2020. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview during the week beginning 20 April 2020.


Students should also apply for a programme of study separate from an Article 26 application. See our website for more information on how to apply to DMU.

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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