Migrants' Rights Network

SOAS Sanctuary scholarships – Deadline March 30

The SOAS Sanctuary Scheme to support displaced people was launched in 2015. There will be 7 SOAS Sanctuary Scholarships available in 2018/19.

SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) offer a range of degrees in languages, humanities, social sciences and law and are keen to recruit a diverse range of students, and support people who would otherwise be blocked from embarking on a university degree.

In the Scholarship Scheme, SOAS aim to prioritise people who have precarious forms of immigration status. This may include people who do not have access to Student Finance, and people taking their first steps into Higher Education.

Candidate Criteria

  • People who already live in the UK
  • Displaced people who may have:
    • Refugee status
    • Humanitarian protection status
    • Discretionary/limited leave to remain on human rights grounds
    • Submitted an asylum claim in the UK.
  • SOAS also welcome applications from young people who attended school in the UK to 18 but now are having to resolve their immigration status and meanwhile cannot embark on a degree course due to lack of access to Student Finance.
  • For your application for a Sanctuary Scholarship to be considered by the Selection Panel, you will need to have received an offer of a place to study an eligible degree at SOAS, so please do not delay making your application for a place at SOAS.

For more information, see the relevant page on the SOAS website

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