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Asylum Seekers Opportunity Award

Asylum seekers and the children of asylum seekers are often unable to access mainstream UK student funding. We are making available two awards to help eligible students.


Students who are either asylum seekers or children of asylum seekers. Please note that students studying Healthcare Sciences, Dentistry or Medicine are not eligible for this award.

If your asylum application is granted, funding may become available via Student Finance. The Opportunity Award will therefore cease to apply.

Amount awarded

Two awards are available. They will cover the cost of tuition and provide a non-repayable grant of £4,000 per year to support your living costs. You will also meet with, and receive support from, an adviser who can help you transition into Higher Education.

How to apply

  1. Read the guidance notes.
  2. Read the terms and conditions.
  3. Complete the application form.

Applications for this scholarship close on 11 June 2021. All students whether successful or unsuccessful will be contacted.

Find out more

For more details about this award, please contact the Bursaries and Scholarships team.

Bursaries and Scholarships