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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 our specialist student adviser by using the link on the right to book an appointment.

Important Documents

Useful Resources

Article 26 Scholarships

Article 26 Scholarships are now closed!

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 that cannot access finance from Student Finance England because of Home Office status which creates a barrier to accessing university.

Please read the Guidance Notes before you apply online

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 2018.
  5. We have three scholarships available which consist of a full tuition fee waiver and a £1000 per annum bursary only.

Please note that the applications close at midday on Friday 25th May. Shortlisting will take place after this date and you will be informed if you have been successful by Thursday 31st May. Interviews will take place in June.

If you have any questions please email

Contact for support

t: 0161 295 0023

Please email if you would like to book an appointment