Article 26 Scholarship

Support and Scholarship for Asylum Seekers

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 student 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, up to £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 free accommodation costs in halls of residence for three years. The recipient must be under the age of 25 on 1 September 2023 to receive this element.

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
  • and have applied to start a full-time undergraduate degree course at DMU starting in September 2023.

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

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

  1. How to apply

    Download the Article 26 Application Form 2023/24

    To help you complete your application, our team have put together some guidance notes.

    Please contact us via email at if you have any questions.

    Application timescales

    The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 1st May 2023.

    After the closing date, shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview (date TBC).

    Interview outcomes will be communicated to candidates in June 2023.

    Applications for 2024/25 will open in January 2024.

  2. Further information

    For more information, please contact the Transitions Team either by phone on (+44)116 257 7595, select option 3, then select option 4; or by email at

    Find out more about support available for asylum-seeking students.