Cardiff University in the UK is inviting applications for the Asylum Seekers Opportunity Award for undergraduates students in the 2022/2023 academic session.

Asylum seekers and the children of asylum seekers are often unable to access mainstream UK student funding. They are making available two awards to help eligible students.

Worth of Award

  • Full UPC tuition fees. Bowman scholars will also receive on-going academic and personal support, UCAS advice and scholarship signposting for their UG progression.


  • Award holders must meet their academic offer criteria in full.
  • Medicine, Dentistry and other NHS-funded courses are not covered by this scheme.
  • Award holders must meet the normal Cardiff University standards of engagement and progress to the next academic year. Under usual circumstances the awards will not be paid for repeat years of study or during an interruption of study or for external studies.
  • Award holders must be fully registered on a full-time course and meet the terms and conditions on each payment date to receive payment.
  • Award holders will be expected to meet at least once a semester with the appointed adviser for asylum seekers.
  • Award holders will be required to update and confirm their status at the start of each academic year.
  • Award holders need to agree to have their immigration status checked regularly with the Home Office.
  • Award holders may be requested to take part in publicity material related to this scheme and the University.
  • Award holders will be classified as an ‘International’ student but allowed to pay the ‘Home’ rate of tuition fee, as a ‘Tuition Fee Waiver’.

How to Apply

  • Read the guidance notes.
  • Read the terms and conditions.
  • Complete the application form.

Completed applications must include:

  • An academic reference letter
  • A personal reference letter supporting your asylum claim details
  • Your acknowledgement or progress letter/ NASS card from the Home Office/ Biometric Residence Permit
  • A completed copy of their fee assessment questionnaire
  • Completed Home Office permission section of the application form

Deadline: Applications for this scholarship close on June 13, 2022. All students whether successful or unsuccessful will be contacted.


Click here for more details and to apply