Newcastle University Sanctuary Scholarships 2024

Newcastle University is proud to support equal access to higher education and is pleased to offer sanctuary scholarships consisting of full tuition fee support and a bursary for living expenses for applicants wishing to study at the University. The scholarships have been designed to enable students from asylum-seeker backgrounds to progress to higher level study.

About Newcastle University

Newcastle University (Officially, the University of Newcastle upon Tyne) is a public research university located in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North-East of England. The university can trace its origins to a School of Medicine and Surgery (later the College of Medicine), established in 1834, and to the College of Physical Science (later renamed Armstrong College), founded in 1871. These two colleges came to form one division of the federal University of Durham, with the Durham Colleges forming the other. The Newcastle colleges merged to form King's College in 1937. In 1963, following an Ac... read more

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Newcastle University Postgraduate Scholarship

Aim and Benefits of Newcastle University Postgraduate Scholarship

Tuition fee + Living expenses.

Requirements for Newcastle University Postgraduate Scholarship Qualification

  • Applicants must have applied for a place in a Newcastle University degree program.
  • Applicants must be living in the North East of England (who must be refugees or Asylum seekers) at the time they apply.
  • Applicants enrolled for MBBS and BDS courses are not eligible.
  • Applicants must be :
    • Asylum seekers
    • Must be children of asylum seekers and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children
    • Students with refugee status 
  • The deadline for the scholarship is 5th April 2024.

Application Deadline

April 5, 2024

How to Apply

Applications for the Sanctuary Scholarship must be made using our online form.

Applicants will be required to upload proof of their immigration status and a reference. The reference should be from someone who has known the applicant for a significant period of time and who is aware of their personal circumstances.

The reference letter is an important part of the selection process and must address the below points, as well as any other information you believe should be taken into consideration by the selection panel;

  • What are the applicant’s personal and financial circumstances and what barriers have they overcome to continue their education?
  • How well suited is the applicant to the higher education course they plan to undertake, and how realistic are the applicant’s ambitions?
  • What contribution, to your knowledge, has the applicant made to their community, or to school/college life (if applicable)?
  • Is there any other information that you believe is relevant to this application?
  • How do you think the applicant would benefit from the support offered by the Sanctuary Scholarship?


Applications will only be considered if they are accompanied by a reference that is signed, dated, and on letterhead. 

Please read the application guidance (PDF: 108.7 KB) carefully, before completing the application form.

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