University of Bath

Sanctuary Scholarship

If you are from a UK asylum community and looking for taught postgraduate master’s financial study support, you may be eligible for this scholarship.

About the Sanctuary Scholarship

This scholarship scheme is open to those coming from UK asylum communities and will provide the opportunity to study a taught postgraduate master’s programme at Bath.

A Sanctuary Scholarship will consist of:

  • a fee waiver covering the full cost of tuition fees
  • a £10,000 bursary towards your living costs

There is currently one award available.

Find out if you're eligible

Immigration status

You can apply for a Sanctuary Scholarship if you hold one of the following eligible immigration statuses prior to your application to study at Bath. This is either in your own right or as a dependent of someone with this status:

  • UK asylum seeker
  • UK discretionary leave to remain (as a result of an asylum application)
  • UK limited leave to remain (as a result of an asylum application)
  • humanitarian protection (as a result of an asylum application)

You must also be:

You may be eligible to apply for and receive UK taught postgraduate student loans even if you have these immigration statuses. For information and guidance visit the UKCISA advice pages.

Eligible programmes of study

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must have applied to study a full-time or part-time course with the degree outcome of:

  • MSc
  • MA
  • MBA
  • stand-alone MRes (includes programmes with a combined Pre-sessional English course)

Please note that these conditions can only be met for courses completed in a maximum duration of two years for full-time programmes or four years for part-time programmes. Part-time programmes must be studied at a minimum of 50% intensity (for example, a programme which would take one year if studied full-time can take up to two years if studied part-time). Distance Learning programmes are also not eligible for this scheme.

How to apply

Information for those entering studies in 2019, how to apply and full terms and conditions will be available soon.