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Sanctuary Scholarship 2017-18

King’s College London is very pleased to announce the establishment of this new scholarship scheme for 2017 entry. 


King’s College London is committed to supporting talented undergraduate students who have sought sanctuary in the UK.  From 2017 we will be offering two Sanctuary Scholarships which will comprise of full tuition fee support and help with living costs, for each academic year of an undergraduate programme. These awards are for new applicants only and exclude professional health programmes which attract NHS funding.


Who is eligible?

Eligible students must be:

  • Asylum-seekers holding an offer of a place on a King’s undergraduate programme; OR
  • Offer-holders who have been granted limited leave as the result of an asylum application or human rights application.

Asylum seekers, children of asylum seekers or unaccompanied asylum-seeking children who are seeking asylum in the UK and who are holding an offer for an undergraduate place at King’s College London will be eligible.

You must also, by virtue of your immigration status, be unable to access the Tuition Fee Loan or Maintenance Loan from Student Finance England. In order to qualify, you must be able to prove your status under one of the above categories.


How much is the scholarship?

  • Tuition fees will be paid in full for all three years of the undergraduate programme (up to 4 years if undertaking a foundation programme, integrated Masters or Study Abroad)
  • £11,000 pa will be paid to you as a living costs scholarship, paid in 3 termly instalments.


How to apply

Once you are holding an offer for King’s you should complete the Sanctuary Scholarship application form for financial support.  You will need to provide evidence of your immigration status and a supportive statement from a referee*, please see application form and policy document for more information.

*This is would be a professional person who can provide details of your academic, personal and immigration status

Short listed applicants will be invited for an interview before a final decision is made.  The deadline for applications is Monday 12 June 2017.


Additional support

The Student Advice Service can provide immigration and funding advice to any students who have sought sanctuary in the UK and unsure of their entitlement to statutory funding.  Applicants are encouraged to speak to Student Advice in the first instance about their personal circumstances or to the Student Funding Office, if you have queries about the application process: email  

Please also visit our Information for forced migrant students webpages.


The College has tried to give students an early opportunity to begin their research of student funding. Although every effort has been made to ensure that information provided is both helpful to prospective candidates and accurate at the time of its publication, it is possible that some information may be outdated or superseded before the start of the 2017-18 academic year.

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