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This scholarship is for individuals seeking asylum and those who have a form of protection from an asylum claim, who are not able to access government student finance.
In 2022/23 entry there will be two scholarships available which will include:
The scholarship will apply for each year of study.
Students with the following immigration statuses who meet the relevant course entry requirements and are not in receipt of, or eligible for government student finance support, are eligible to apply:
The scholarship will be open to students who are in receipt of an offer (or awaiting a decision) for a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate taught course, including foundation year courses. Courses taught at Partner Colleges are not eligible.
Before applying for the Sanctuary Scholarship applicants will need to apply through UCAS and hold an offer from our Admissions Team.
Please read the terms and conditions of the scholarship and then complete the online form which includes a personal statement section. This section assesses your suitability for the Sanctuary Scholarship. Please ensure that in your answers you have included:
Applications will only be considered if they are accompanied by a Referee Supporting Statement that is signed, dated. This will need to be uploaded as part of the online form. Applicants will also be required to provide evidence of their immigration status.
The deadline for submitting an application form is 27 May 2022.
There are two scholarships available for 2022 entry. You may be invited to an online or phone conversation to discuss your application further.
The following applies to 2022 entrants only:
This is a competitive process and not
all applications will be successful.
Scholars must not be in receipt of or
be eligible for government student finance support (ie loans)
A scholar must anticipate meeting all
the conditions associated with their offer in time to enrol at Oxford Brookes
for the 2022/23 academic year.
Scholars must enrol onto a full-time
undergraduate or postgraduate taught course, including foundation year courses.
Courses taught at Partner Colleges are not eligible.
Scholarships will be provided for the
normal duration of the student’s study and will be renewed annually. Should
students withdraw or suspend their studies any future payments will be suspended.
Students on an Integrated Foundation
Course will receive the scholarship for the 4 year duration as they progress
automatically to their degree if they pass the foundation year.
Applications will only be considered
if they are accompanied by a Referee Supporting Statement that is signed and
Successful applicants will be
required to provide evidence of your current immigration status with
documentation such as a Biometric Residence Permit, Home Office letters or a
solicitor’s letter. If you are unsure about your current immigration status
please speak to your solicitor or to your family members if you are listed as a
dependent on a family member’s immigration application.
If you are successful in receiving
the scholarship, you must notify the University immediately if your
circumstances change before or during your course or programme of study, in
particular in respect to your immigration status.
10. If your imigration status changes (for example to refugee or
humanitarian protection) and you become eligible for government student finance
your Sanctuary Scholarship will cease.
11. Recipients of the Sanctuary Scholarship are not eligible for any other
Brookes Bursaries or Scholarships except the Brookes Engage Scholarship, the
Community Scholarship or the Santander Scholarship.
12. Guaranteed accommodation in University halls of residence is available
for 52 weeks per year, if required, however please note that depending on the
halls allocated you will have to move halls for at least 2 weeks.
13. Financial support equivalent to £8,000 towards accommodation. Those
living in halls of residence will automatically receive this support; those in
private accommodation will be required to provide proof of living costs by
providing a copy of their tenancy agreement to finance.
14. Scholars must adhere to Oxford Brookes’ student conduct.
15. The Widening Participation Evaluation team will contact Scholars during
and possibly after their studies for feedback about their experience as a
Scholar to help evaluate the impact of the scholarship and to inform any
improvements to the scheme. The information will be anonymised unless the
Scholar provides consent to share.
We provide all our students with a wide range of services dedicated to helping you stay both physically and mentally healthy. Our services include:
If you successfully receive a scholarship, you will also have a named contact to support you throughout the course of your study.
Scholars will also receive additional support from the Centre for Academic Development. In addition to the regular service available to all students (bookable one-to-one learning development; academic English modules) Scholars would be offered:
A named contact in the department
Three, one hour one-to-ones with the named contact over the first few weeks of Semester 1.
If relevant, one hour with an Academic English tutor to assess need, plan how the student can develop their academic English, and guide them regarding Academic English modules.
The option to request an Academic English tutor for a one-to-one if needed.
Priority booking for appointments.