The University of Sheffield in the UK is inviting applications for undergraduate Scholarship for students seeking asylum in the 2022/2023 academic session.

The University of Sheffield is offering four fully-funded scholarships for those who have sought refuge in the UK. Below is the eligibility criteria for the award and how to apply.

Worth of Award

  • The scholarships cover the cost of tuition and provide a £9,840 award to support living costs for each year of study.


To be eligible to apply you must:

  • have been granted humanitarian protection or limited leave to remain in the UK, be a dependant or partner of someone with humanitarian protection or limited leave to remain, or you or your parent/guardian or partner are an asylum seeker and have submitted a claim within the UK for refugee status and have not yet received a decision from the Home Office on that application,
  • have applied for asylum on arrival in the UK, and before you have applied for a place at university,
  • be unable to access mainstream funding, for example from Student Finance or local authority grants – the exception to this is postgraduate taught students who have refugee status, who are welcome to apply,
  • currently attend a school, college or community/voluntary group who will provide a reference in support of your application,
  • hold an offer to study from the University of Sheffield to study an undergraduate or postgraduate taught course starting in September 2022,
  • be studying at degree level in the UK for the first time (applicable to undergraduate students only)*.

* Please contact the Financial Support Team if you have withdrawn from a previous course

You are not eligible to apply for the scholarship if:

  • you have exhausted all appeal rights and have not submitted a fresh claim for asylum or an application to remain in the UK under another immigration category – if your status changes at any stage of the application process you must notify us immediately,
  • you have a ‘no study’ immigration bail condition or a ‘restricted study’ condition that prohibits study in higher education.

How to Apply

  • Complete the application form on their website
  • Provide a supporting statement from your referee from the school, college or community/volunteering group you currently attend.
  • Send them all the documentation you have received from the Home Office in relation to your asylum claim and your referee’s statement.
  • These can be attached to your application, emailed or posted to them.
  • A panel of senior University staff will assess all eligible applications. This is a competitive process and applications will be judged using the selection criteria below.

Deadline: The closing date for submitting this form is July 4, 2022.


Click here for more details and to apply