Article 26 Scholarship (2018)

This undergraduate scholarship aims to enable, encourage and support 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 when taking up a place on an undergraduate degree at Sussex.

What you get

Full overseas tuition fee waiver plus £3,000 cash per year of study.

Type of award

Fee waiver and maintenance


To be eligible for this scholarship you must be unable to receive funding from Student Finance England due to your immigration status. You must either:

  • Be an asylum-seeker; or
  • Have been granted temporary form of leave as a result of an asylum application (e.g. limited leave to remain, humanitarian protection); or
  • Be a partner/child of an asylum seeker or an unaccompanied asylum-seeking child.

Your household income must be less than £42,875

You are not eligible for this scholarship if you:

  • Have already obtained a degree or degree equivalent from another institution
  • Have met the eligibility criteria for funding from Student Finance England
  • Have received an offer on an undergraduate course at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS)

Number of scholarships available



1 August 2018 23:59

How to apply

Complete our scholarship application form after you have applied for your course and received an offer.

Your personal statement will be assessed on the following:

  • Your personal circumstances and family history, particularly the circumstances that created obstacles that you have overcome to study at Sussex. You do not need to give details of the events that lead to your seeking asylum unless you wish to do so.
  • Why you chose Sussex and what your ambitions are for the future

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 status (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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Funding partners

The aim of the Article 26 is to promote access to Higher Education for people who have fled persecution and sought asylum in the UK. For information about Article 26, a project of the Helena Kennedy Foundation, visit their website.

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Application deadline:
1 August 2018 23:59 (GMT)
the deadline has now expired


The award is available to people from these specific countries: