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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.  DMU offers eight full fee waivers for students unable to access funding. For an application form, eligibility and more information see our Article 26 Scholarship webpages.

Marks Family Charitable Foundation

Marks Family Charitable Foundation support a scholarship for 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

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

The scholarship supports 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 visit the Schwab and Westheimer Trust website for more information about eligibility criteria and the application process.

Thinking of applying for university?

Student Action for Refugees (STAR) has trained a group of current students, in partnership with UCAS, to offer 1-to-1 mentoring and advice to university applicants with lived experience of the asylum system. There are four dates available in December 2020 and January 2021. For more information and to register your interest please complete their online form. The deadline for registering interest is 11 December 2020.

Useful websites

Refugee Support Network

City of Sanctuary

Refugee Action

UKCISA