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Sanctuary Scholarship 2022-23

Sanctuary Scholarship (Pathway 2)

A new stream of 3 to 5 scholarships will be available in the academic year 2022-23, for students from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus who are displaced and/or at risk of persecution, violence and conflict.

These scholarships are open to students at all levels (Bachelors, Masters, PhD) with some scholarships prioritised for STEM subjects, in particular Maths and Physics.  King’s College London is the grant-holder for this fund.

Each scholarship will comprise of a full tuition fee waiver and a living costs bursary, for a maximum of 3 years, starting September 2022. The scholarship can cover:

a)      Home Tuition Fees anticipated in the region of:

a.       Undergraduate (Bachelors), £9,250 per annum

b.      Postgraduate Taught (Masters), £11,040 per annum

c.       Postgraduate Research (PhD), 7,050 per annum

Where required, the university will top up the donation (which covers home level tuition fees) for students who have to pay international fees.


b)      Living bursary that is at least equivalent to a full maintenance loan from Student Finance England, to cover living expenses.  This will be in the region £8,000 - £14,000 per annum depending on your circumstances. Individual allocations will be confirmed, in writing, to each successful student upon allocation of the award.


Who is eligible?

Applicants must be a person normally domiciled in Ukraine, Russia or Belarus who are displaced and/or at risk of persecution, violence or conflict.  Pathway 2 scholarships are open to these groups to remedy the disadvantage faced by these particular groups of students in accessing higher education, following the war on Ukraine.

  • Sept 2022 entry: The scholarships are currently open to those who are already holding offers to start a degree course in September 2022.  You may apply if you have a conditional offer or unconditional offer to study.

  • Jan 2023 and Sept 2023 entry: Further scholarship opportunities will be available later in the year for students starting their degrees after September 2022. 

Please note, the university will undertake checks on your eligibility for the scheme (e.g. fee status, immigration, and offer conditions for admission).


Course eligibility

All undergraduate (Bachelors), postgraduate taught (Masters) and postgraduate research (PhD) course are eligible.  A number of scholarships will be prioritised for STEM subjects, in particular for Maths and Physics.   We are not currently able to support pre-university Foundation programmes, Summer Schools, Study Abroad or Exchange programmes.


How to apply

1.   Before applying, read this FAQs document. You will find additional information on the eligibility and the application process.

2.   Complete this online application form.

Please note, it is not possible to save and return to your application. You will therefore need to complete the application in one sitting.


Key dates

The deadline for applications is 5pm 3rd August 2022.

We aim to contact all candidates during the week commencing 22 August with a decision.

If you have any queries about the application process, please contact the Sanctuary Programme on Sanctuary@kcl.ac.uk.


Extra considerations

This fund can only cover 3 years’ of tuition fees and you will need to make other arrangements for any additional year(s) of your programme if your degree includes a Year Abroad or Placement/Industry year, or if you interrupt your studies.



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 2022-23 academic year.


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