Asylum seekers

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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.

Get more information, eligibility criteria and application guidance

Marks Family Charitable Foundation

Marks Family Charitable Foundation support a scholarship for students starting a postgraduate degree programme (Masters or Doctorate).

The scholarship covers fees up to £9,500 per year; 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.

Useful websites

Refugee Education UK

Hope for the Young

City of Sanctuary

Refugee Action


Student Action for Refugee Network