Starting university is a very exciting time but it can also be a bit overwhelming. King's College London recognises that it can be particularly daunting if you have come from a forced migrant background or if you have a challenging home situation so we have a support to help you make the move successfully.
First term opportunities
Officially King’s - Bespoke Induction
We are hosting a social welcoming event at the beginning of September where you will have the opportunity to hear from different Support Services and connect with people in similar situations to you.
The Buddy Scheme
The Buddy Scheme is organised by the King’s College London Students’ Union to help incoming Widening Participation students form friendships and find communities by matching them up with experienced undergraduates. Buddy Mentors are there to answer their questions and signpost to useful resources. Everyone on the scheme can choose whether or not they’d like to be matched based on shared interests and/or experiences. In built into the scheme are regular virtual events for Buddy Mentors and Mentees to connect with one another and meet others on the scheme.
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Support throughout duration of course
All students are allocated a Personal Tutor from within their Department or School.
Our Career Advisory team can help you with getting a part time job, internship and graduate opportunities, as well as gaining employability skills.
The wellbeing team offers Counselling and Mental Health Support for all undergraduate students. Counselling offers a safe, confidential, and supportive space, to help you to explore your problems, share and gain insight into your feelings, thoughts and behaviour. The service is free and confidential
We have a designated advisor for sanctuary scholars currently at King's. They can help with any queries about higher education, whether that be about accommodation, studying or finances.
If you are an on course student and what to contact our designated advisor, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a number of scholarships specifically for forced migrant students. Details of these scholarships are below.
Sanctuary Scholarships: King’s College London has created a support package to ensure students who are not eligible for student finance can access higher education. We are offering Sanctuary Scholarships for students seeking sanctuary in the UK. These comprise of full tuition fee support and help with living costs, for each academic year of an undergraduate programme.
You must also, by virtue of your immigration status, be unable to access the Tuition Fee Loan or Maintenance Loan from Student Finance England.
You can read more about our Sanctuary Scholarships
Dr Monica Malik Refugee Bursary
King's College London is delighted to offer the Dr Monica Malik Refugee Bursary. This bursary will support postgraduate students from a refugee or humanitarian protection background to study at King's. The scholarship is worth £10,000.
You can read more about our Dr Monica Malik Refugee Bursary.
King's offers several other bursaries which depending on immigration and fee status, forced migrant students may be eligible for.
Applying for student finance
We can offer support to forced migrant students in identifying whether they are eligible for student finance based on their immigration status. If students are not eligible, we can help explore other avenues of financial support.