Article 26 Scholarship (2020)

This undergraduate scholarship supports forced migrant students in UK higher education. It is offered to an asylum seeker or applicant granted a temporary form of leave, to provide financial assistance in order to enable them to take up a place on an undergraduate degree at the University of Sussex.

Type of award

Full tuition fee waiver and maintenance


Full overseas tuition fee waiver plus £11,500 maintenance per year of study.


To be eligible for this scholarship, you must have been offered a place on an undergraduate degree at the University of Sussex. You must also:

  • Be an asylum-seeker; or
  • Have been granted temporary form of leave to remain 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 £42,875

The successful applicant will need to ensure they have made plans or raised sufficient funds to cover any remaining costs of living not covered by the maintenance portion of the scholarship, for the duration of their degree.  For guidance about estimated living costs at Sussex and information about budgeting, please see our website.

You are not eligible for this scholarship if you;

  • Have already obtained a degree or equivalent from another institution
  • Have met the eligibility criteria for funding from Student Finance England
  • Will be studying at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS)

Number of scholarships available



12 April 2020 0:00 (GMT)

How to apply

Please complete our scholarship application form after you have applied to study an undergraduate course at the University of Sussex.

As part of your application you will be required to submit a personal statement, which will be assessed on the following:

  • Your personal circumstances and family's history, particularly the circumstances that created obstacles that you have overcome to study at Sussex. You do not need to give details of events that lead to your seeking asylum unless you wish to do so.
  • Why you chose to apply to study at the University of Sussex 
  • Your career ambitions after university

You will need to upload the following information with your application form as proof of eligibility; we cannot consider your application without this information:

  • Copies of documentation confirming your visa or asylum (letter or Biometric Residence Permit Card)
  • Proof of your household income e.g. P60, payslips, benefit notification letters, self-employed accounts etc.)   
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Application deadline:
12 April 2020 0:00 (GMT)


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