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:  

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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

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

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All applicants will receive a decision before 9 June 2023.


At level(s):
PG (taught)

Application deadline:
15 May 2023 23:59 (GMT)


The award is available to people from these specific countries: