Article 26 Scholarship (2023)

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Article 26 Scholarship (2023)

The University of Sussex has been awarded the title of University of Sanctuary, in recognition of its efforts to welcome and support forced migrants. This sanctuary scholarship is one way that the University supports students that are unable to receive student loans, to enable them to take up a place on their chosen degree at Sussex. The scholarship is named after Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, that "Everyone has the right to education".

What you get
  • Full international tuition fee waiver
  • £11,500 maintenance award
  • Sussexsport membership
  • Type of award

    Full tuition fee waiver and maintenance award


    This scholarship is offered to forced migrants or applicants granted a temporary form of leave only, to provide financial assistance in order to enable them to take up a place on a Masters degree at the University of Sussex. Therefore applicants will be required to provide evidence of this in order to apply.

  • Who is eligible
  • To be eligible for this scholarship, you must have received an offer of a place to study a Masters degree at the University of Sussex. You must also:

     Have submitted, or are the dependent of someone who has submitted, an application to the UK Home Office for recognition as a Refugee; or
     Have been granted temporary form of leave to remain in the UK as a result of an asylum application (e.g. limited leave to remain, humanitarian protection) and not be eligible for funding from Student Finance England; or
     Be a partner/child of an asylum seeker or an unaccompanied asylum-seeking child; and
     Have a household income of under £25,000; and
     Be unable to access UK government student financial support because of your current immigration status
  • Who isn’t eligible
  • You are not eligible for this scholarship if you:

     Are applying for a Masters at a university that is not at the University of Sussex
     Are progressing into the final year of an integrated Masters at Sussex
     Are studying an online course
     Are studying one of the Excluded courses listed below.
  • Excluded courses
  • You are not eligible for this scholarship if you are going to study any of the following:

     Certificates and Diplomas (including PGCE)
     Courses at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS)
     Development Studies MA
     Early Years Education (with Early Years Teacher status)
     Globalisation, Business and Development MA
     Governance, Development and Public Policy MA
     Power, Participation and Social Change MA
     Poverty and Development MA
     Degrees in Social work (if receiving an NHS bursary)
     Online courses
     Schools direct teaching courses
     Masters funded by the research councils (e.g. ESRC 1+3 funding)
    Number of scholarships available

    Masters scholarship and two undergraduate scholarships


    15 May 2023 23:59

    How to apply

    In order to be considered for the scholarship, you will need to have accepted an offer of a place on an eligible Masters. Please submit a scholarship application online:

    I sincerely thank the University and the Sussex alumni community for supporting and recognising me in this way. My Article 26 Scholarship was the light at the end of a very dark tunnel” Adarsh Ramdawor LLM International Commercial Law

    Funding partners

    The Article 26 Scholarship is funded in part by the Sussex Fund, thanks to generous donations from alumni and friends.

    Contact us

    If you have any questions about your eligibility for this scholarship or need any further information, please email [email protected]

    Information and support for forced migrants/refugee students can be found on our University of Sanctuary page.

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  • Timetable

    All applicants will receive a decision before 9 June 2023.

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