Keele University in the UK offers Article 26 Sanctuary Scholarships for asylum seekers and forced migrants in the 2022/23 session.
In 2007, the University described itself as: “A dynamic, forward-thinking and innovative campus university. Keele continues to adapt, thrive and evolve in the 21st Century. Keele was the first Higher Education institution to be established after the Second World War in the United Kingdom, gaining degree-awarding powers in 1949. Its founders espoused radical educational principles and the University was created to promote interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary scholarship. This ethos and commitment continue to this day”.
Article 26 of the Declaration of Human Rights states that “Everyone has the right to Education”. Keele University is committed to supporting students from all backgrounds to access Higher Education and providing scholarships for asylum seekers and forced migrants who are seeking sanctuary in the UK.
Worth of Award
The scholarship will provide the following:
- A full tuition fee waiver for up to 4 years
- A cash award of £1200 each year towards living costs
- An additional award of £250 towards course costs each year of study to be loaded onto the student’s Keele card
- Personal support will also be available for each successful student to enable them to identify and overcome barriers to achievement on their degree programme.
- Please be aware that the scholarship is unable to provide full maintenance support so applicants must be able to provide evidence that they will be able to cover their living costs whilst studying.
- An asylum seeker – is a person who has made a claim with the UK for refugee status
- A person who has been granted some form of temporary status, such as Limited Leave to remain, in the UK
- Dependents or partners of any of the above status groups, whose claim is dependent on a principal applicant.
- Full-time undergraduate degree and foundation programmes (up to a maximum of four years)
- Full tuition fee costs for up to a maximum of four years.
- A cash award of £1200 each year towards living costs.
- £250 towards course costs loaded on the student Keele Card in each year of study.
- Personal Support: Support will also be developed for each successful student to enable them to identify and overcome barriers to achievement in their degree programme. Full-time or part-time postgraduate taught Master’s programmes (applicants must be studying a minimum of a Master’s qualifications; modular courses and the Postgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma are not eligible).
For 2023/4 entry we will be offering the following Article 26 Sanctuary Scholarships:
- 2 scholarships for eligible applicants wishing to study an undergraduate degree programme.
- 1 scholarship for eligible applicants wishing to study a postgraduate taught Masters’s degree programme (part-time or full-time).
Successful applicants for the Article 26 Sanctuary Scholarship at Keele University will be provided with:
Applications will be considered from students applying for the following courses:
Applicants must fall into one of the following immigration status groups and be unable to access UK government funding because of their current immigration status:
How to Apply
- In addition to completing the online Article 26 Scholarship application form, applicants must also ensure that they have applied to a course at the University through our Admissions department. You can contact our Admissions department using the email address below:
Deadline: The deadline for applications and all supporting documents to be submitted is April 24th 2023.