Academic Scholarships and Home Fees

Home fees for refugees and asylum seekers for academic programmes at the University of Leicester

Please email the Admissions department ( for undergraduate, for postgraduate) including your name, student number and proof of status to make sure you are charged the correct fee amount.

Sanctuary scholarships for campus based programmes
The awards include a tuition fee waiver plus £3,500 per year living expenses. The number of awards available are:

  • 2 x Undergraduate awards
  • 1 x Taught Masters award
  • 1 x PhD award.

Deadline for applications: 31 July 2019

Sanctuary scholarship for distance learning programmes: 1 full fee waiver on 7 distance learning master degree programmes twice a year (14 scholarships per year)

You can find the list of university scholarships available to refugees and asylum seekers across the UK on the STAR website (Student Action for Refugees).