Newcastle University in the UK is providing the Sanctuary Scholarship award to undergraduate and postgraduate candidates in the 2021/22 academic year.
Their vision articulates their collective sense of purpose. They aim to be a people-focused university that exploits academic excellence, novelty and creativity to offer benefits to persons, to organisations and to society in its entirety. Newcastle University is in existence for the public advantage to improve education, learning and research. Their goal is to build on this core objective and, in doing so, offer new knowledge and resourceful solutions that make a positive impact. They intend to work collaboratively with their many external associates to shape brighter futures, improve the economy and deliver social justice. They work with governments, industry and cultural establishments that share their values, offering first-class research and teaching.
Newcastle University is happy to sponsor equal access to higher education and is excited to provide sanctuary scholarship award comprising of full tuition fee support and a bursary for living costs for candidates looking to study at the University. The scholarship awards have been structured to enable candidates from asylum-seeker backgrounds to advance to higher level study.
Newcastle University provides three Sanctuary Scholarship awards every year to support candidates from asylum-seeking backgrounds to enrol for an undergraduate, postgraduate taught or postgraduate research degree program.
Worth of Award
The Sanctuary Scholarship award at Newcastle University is obtainable for the full duration of the candidate’s study, provide full tuition fees and a bursary for living costs.
Eligibility for Sanctuary Scholarship at Newcastle University
The following class of candidates can apply for this award:
- asylum seekers
- offspring of asylum seekers and solitary asylum-seeking children (e.g. children migrants below 18)*
- Candidates have to be residing in the North East of England (Tyne and Wear, Northumberland, County Durham, Cleveland and North Cumbria) at the period that they put in for consideration under the scheme.*
- Candidates are required to have applied for a place on a Newcastle University degree program. Priority will be afforded to candidates applying for their first degree program.
- Their projected grades have to meet the entry criteria for the degree concerned.
- Candidates have to meet the English language condition for their program or have relevant qualifications to verify their English language competency.
- Personal situations will be taken into consideration if there is a good reason for condition 4 or 5 not being satisfied.
- Candidates have to be unable to access mainstream funding, for instance from Student
Finance England or a local authority award.
These conditions have been discussed with and approved by the Asylum and Migration Justice Forum.
*Candidates who have been granted Humanitarian Protection, Discretionary Leave to Remain as an outcome of an application for asylum, or the offspring of a parent in this situation, may also be given consideration.
Sanctuary Scholarship award applications will be given consideration from candidates applying to the following programs:
- undergraduate degree programs
- postgraduate degree programs, comprising doctorate level programs (e.g. PhD)
The following candidates are not qualified to apply for Sanctuary Scholarship award funding:
• Candidates for MB BS and BDS programs
• Study overseas and exchange candidates
• Candidates for non-degree programs (Higher Education Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate, Higher Education Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma)
For additional details about the scheme, please read the Newcastle University Sanctuary Scholarship Regulations 2021 (PDF: 130KB).
How to Apply for Sanctuary Scholarship at Newcastle University
- Applications for the Sanctuary Scholarship award have to be made through their online application form.
- Candidates will have to upload evidence of their immigration standing and a reference. The reference must be from a person who has known the candidate for a substantial period of time and who is cognisant of their personal situations.
- Please go through the Newcastle University Sanctuary Scholarship Guidance notes 2021(PDF: 424KB) meticulously, before filling out the application form.
Applications will end by March 10, 2021.
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