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Applying for the Sanctuary Scholarship

How to apply for the Sanctuary Scholarship to help fund your postgraduate study at the University.

The Sanctuary Scholarship

If you are eligible for the Sanctuary Scholarship, you could be paid up to £18,622 and have your course fees waived to help with course and living costs.

Find out more about the Sanctuary Scholarship and whether you’re eligible to apply.

How to apply

You must apply in this order:

  1. Apply for an eligible course through the University of Bath, receive a conditional or unconditional offer and accept your offer via your Application Tracker.
  2. If you receive an offer, you will need to complete and upload the fee classification questionnaire and evidence of your Asylum Seeker status via your Application Tracker so that the PGT Admissions team can assess your fee status.
  3. Apply for the scholarship scheme via the application form.

Applying for a master's course at Bath

You can apply for courses using the ‘Apply now’ button on each course page.

When you're completing the University's application form to study a course, make sure you use the 'Finance' section to say that you want to be considered for the Sanctuary Scholarship.

The PGT Admissions team will email you with the outcome of your course application.

Find out more about applying for taught postgraduate courses.

Applying for the scholarship scheme

Please complete the Post-Graduate Sanctuary Scholarship Online form.

Application deadline

Applications for the 2024 scholarship have closed. Information for 2025 will be released at a later date.

Selection process

Selection will be based on the information submitted in your scholarship application and other contextual information, as provided in your application to study at Bath.

The selection panel will select applicants on behalf of the University, those deemed to be in greatest need will be selected in their discretion. The panel will take into consideration:

  • barriers to accessing education
  • personal & financial circumstances
  • reasons for study
  • ambitions for the future
  • how you will contribute to the University community

This is a competitive process and only two applicants will be successful.

A panel of senior staff from the University and Students’ Union will select applicants for interview and will take into consideration a range of criteria.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview following the meeting of the selection panel.

We aim to inform all applicants of the outcome of their scholarship application by the end of July.

Conditions of award

If you are awarded a Sanctuary Scholarship, we advise you to seek professional advice about how this could affect your asylum support.

Please be aware that the Student Immigration Service will be required to contact the Home Office during your studies to ensure you have permission to study.

If you are a successful applicant, please note that you will be required to write a short letter to a donor, attend scholarship introduction and celebration events hosted by the Department of Development and Alumni Relations, and write a summary report about your time studying at Bath.

The University is grateful to our alumni and individual donors who support these awards.

Doctoral Sanctuary Studentship in Engineering and Design

Find out about the annual studentship for candidates who hold Refugee, Humanitarian Protection, or Asylum Seeker status in the UK and check if you are eligible. For further information please contact the Doctoral College


If you have any questions, please contact us.

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