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Applications for SOAS Sanctuary Scholarships – 2018/19 now open

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The SOAS Sanctuary Scheme to support displaced people is now accepting applications. There will be seven SOAS Sanctuary Scholarships available in 2018/19.

The SOAS University of London offers a range of degrees in languages, humanities, social sciences and law.

The SOAS Sanctuary Scheme supports displaced people in the UK

The University is keen to recruit a diverse range of students, and support people who would otherwise be blocked from embarking on a university degree. In the Scholarship Scheme, they aim to prioritise people who have precarious forms of immigration status. This may include people who do not have access to Student Finance, and people taking their first steps into Higher Education.

Candidate Criteria
– People who already live in the UK
– Displaced people who may have: Refugee status; Humanitarian protection status; Discretionary/limited leave to remain on human rights grounds; and Submitted an asylum claim in the UK.

The SOAS University of London also welcome applications from young people who attended school in the UK to 18 but now are having to resolve their immigration status and meanwhile cannot embark on a degree course due to lack of access to Student Finance.

For your application for a Sanctuary Scholarship to be considered by the Selection Panel, you will need to have received an offer of a place to study an eligible degree at SOAS, so please do not delay making your application for a place at SOAS.

You will still have to meet the conditions of your offer of a place (academic qualifications and English language requirements for example), to embark on the degree and receive the scholarship.

Scholarship applications must be received by no later than 17:00 UK Local Time on 30th March 2018. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Scholarship Application Procedure
Select and apply for your chosen degree programme via UCAS (Undergraduates) or Postgraduate Admissions (Postgraduates). Having a place at SOAS is necessary to be considered by the Sanctuary Scholarship selection panel, although you may submit a scholarship application before you receive your offer letter.

Apply for the Sanctuary Scholarship via this online form: You should save a copy of your application form for your records. If you wish to print a copy of the application then please do so before clicking SUBMIT.

For enquiries, please contact:
Scholarships Officer
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
United Kingdom
• Email: [email protected]
• Telephone: +44 (0)20 7074 5094/5091

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