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Sanctuary seekers

Applying and studying at university can be a challenge for any student, but for those who are seeking sanctuary or been granted refugee status in the UK, there can be many legal and emotional challenges as well. This is why the University of Salford works in partnership with local and national organisations, to ensure that we can offer effective support for these students.

All sanctuary seeking students, those with humanitarian protection and those with refugee status (not just Article 26 students) can talk to a student adviser, just drop us an email to get in touch.

Important Documents

Useful Resources

Article 26 Scholarships

Article 26 Scholarships are now closed for the academic year 2020/2021. Applications will open for the academic year 2021/2022 in December 2020.

All applications to the scholarship must be made online

The University of Salford is proud to be one of the first of a growing number of universities to offer Article 26 scholarships. We have offered these scholarships since 2012 and all scholarship holders have been successful in finishing and gaining a degree.

These scholarships are for those from forced migrant backgrounds who face a barrier to accessing university because Home Office regulations surrounding their immigration status prevent them from accessing finance from Student Finance England.

Please read the attached Guidance Notes before you apply online here.

Eligibility: More detail is contained in the guidance notes but in brief:

  1. You must be ineligible for Student Finance because of your asylum or forced migrant status, or a dependant’s status.
  2. You must be applying for a full time undergraduate course. All undergraduate courses are eligible. Foundation degrees and accelerated degrees are also eligible. We cannot accept applications for postgraduate courses or part time routes.
  3. You must live in the Greater Manchester area or have some evidence that you will have somewhere to live in Greater Manchester.
  4. You must have an offer from the University of Salford – either unconditional or conditional. If you haven’t done this yet you can still fill out the application form, but you will need to have an offer before the closing date in May 2020.
  5. We have four scholarships available which consist of a full tuition fee waiver and a £1000 per annum bursary only.

Information about programmes can be found here:

School of Arts and Media

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

School of Health and Society

Salford Business School

We especially welcome applications for programmes in Arts and Media as these are often underrepresented in the applications that we receive.

Please note that applications are now closed for the academic year 2020/2021. Applications will open for the academic year 2021/2022 in December 2020.

If you have any questions, please email

Contact for support

t: 0161 295 0023

Please email if you would like to book an appointment