Funding for asylum seekers and forced migrants

Article 26 Sanctuary Scholarships

Article 26 of the Declaration of Human Rights states that “Everyone has the right to Education”. Keele University are committed to supporting students from all backgrounds to access Higher Education and provide scholarships for asylum seekers and forced migrants who are seeking sanctuary in the UK. 

Applications for 2022 entry Article 26 Scholarship will open in Spring 2022.

Applications will be online, via a link on this webpage. Please check this webpage in January for further information. To apply for the Article 26 Scholarship, you must hold an offer for a course at Keele University - therefore please ensure that you apply for your course before applying to the Scholarship.

Here at Keele we believe that everyone has the right to education and are working to ensure that asylum seekers and students from a forced migrant background are able to access Higher Education. Successful applicants for the Article 26 Sanctuary Scholarship at Keele University will be provided with: 

  • Full tuition fee costs.
  • An additional award of £1200 towards living costs in each year of study. 
  • An additional award of £250 towards course costs each year of study to be loaded onto the student’s Keele card. 
  • Personal support will also be available for each successful student to enable them to identify and overcome barriers to achievement on their degree programme. 

Please be aware that the scholarship is unable to provide full maintenance support so applicants must be able to provide evidence that they will be able to cover their living costs whilst studying.  

For more information about support available for Asylum Seekers and Forced Migrants at Keele University please visit our support pages.

External sources of funding

Please visit the web pages below to find out more information about external sources of funding for asylum seekers and forced migrants.