School of Business

ULSB Distance Learning Sanctuary Scholarship

This Sanctuary Scholarship offers opportunities for those who have been forcibly displaced from their homes and forced to seek sanctuary elsewhere to study at the University of Leicester School of Business via distance learning.

Scholarships consist of two full fee waivers from two of our distance learning master's degree programmes.  They are available on each of the programmes two annual intakes (up to four scholarships per year).

Applicants can be based anywhere in the world as long as there is regular access to the internet.  We welcome applications from those living outside the UK and will determine eligibility on a case by case basis.


The ULSB Distance Learning Sanctuary Scholarship is available to students applying for the following courses:

The scholarship recognises that forced displacement creates significant barriers to accessing higher education.

You may have always aspired to study at university but faced obstacles in achieving your goal.  We understand that your studies may have been interrupted, that you might not have evidence of your previous qualifications or that your qualifications aren't transferable.  You may also need additional English language support.  This scholarship is designed to accommodate these factors.

You can apply for the ULSB Distance Learning Sanctuary Scholarship if you hold an academic offer to study (or are awaiting a decision) and have at any time been forcibly displaced from your home and forced to seek sanctuary elsewhere. Eligible applicants may be based anywhere in the world and be:

  • A refugee - a  person who has been granted refugee status in the UK or other nation.
  • An asylum seeker - a person who has made a claim for refugee status.
  • A person internally displaced and/or who are at risk of persecution violence or conflict.

If you have a background of forced displacement and believe you are eligible, please apply and we will consider your application on a case-by-case basis.

There is helpful guidance, advice and an information leaflet on the Government's website if you have registered, or are considering registration an asylum application in the UK.


  1. Apply for your chosen choose (from the above list) via the online application form on the course page.  
  2. Upon receipt of an offer from the University of Leicester complete the ULSB Distance Learning Sanctuary Scholarship application form.

Read information on how to apply for a University of Leicester distance learning programme.

Supporting statement

In your supporting statement please include your response to the following questions:

  • Why have you chosen Leicester and your particular course of study?
  • What are you ambitions for the future and how would the Sanctuary Scholarship help you to achieve these ambitions?
  • What barriers to your education have your encountered?

Evidence of qualifications

if you are unable to provide evidence of your previous education or professional experience in the application for your chosen programme, please use your personal statement to tell us as much as you can about your previous educational or professional experience.


Deadlines for application to the eligible distance learning programmes are available on the course pages.  You should apply for the Sanctuary Scholarship at least four weeks before the programme start date.  Places are limited and there is no guarantee we will be able to offer you a scholarship.  You may be offered a place at a later intake.



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