Solent University is committed to be a fair, diverse and cohesive University that challenges and tackles social inequality. We aim to foster a community with a culture of welcome, mutual trust, fairness, harmony and respect.
Our vision is to transform the lives of people from all backgrounds, through learning that is relevant to the real world. Our values create a university that is open to all, which celebrates different, and demonstrates a commitment to social justice and equality of opportunity
In support of our vision and values, each year Solent University awards one Solent Sanctuary Scholarship consisting of a full yearly fee waiver and a £3,000 grant to a person seeking sanctuary studying on a three-year undergraduate programme.
To be eligible for the Solent Sanctuary Scholarship, you need to meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Seeking asylum or humanitarian protection in the UK, or the partner/dependant of someone seeking asylum or humanitarian protection; OR
- Someone, or the partner/dependent of someone, who has been granted Discretionary or Limited Leave to Remain (DLR) or some other form of temporary status.
- Have a conditional or unconditional offer from Solent University.
- Be attending a school, college or voluntary group which can provide a reference in support of your application.
- Be unable to access mainstream funding for higher education i.e. Student Finance
- Not have a 'no study' immigration bail condition.
- Live within easy commuting distance of Solent University.
- Not require additional support for living expenses or accommodation other than that provided through the Solent Sanctuary Scholarship
All undergraduate programmes are open to Solent Sanctuary Scholarship applicants except BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice, BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing, Foundation Years and Apprenticeships.
Please be aware you are likely to be able to apply for a contextual offer, which is a scheme where applicants who meet certain criteria (including being a refugee) may receive lower entry offers than standard (based on their context and individual circumstances). Those who meet the contextual offer criteria should apply the usual UCAS process and should also use of self-declaration form if they feel they meet additional criteria. Find out more about contextual offers.
For further information or to request an application form to apply, please contact Rozenn Ghorbanian, Senior Partnerships Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org who will support you through the application process. If you do not yet have a conditional or unconditional offer from Solent University, we can also support you with this process.
Applications for 2021 entry closes on Friday 18 June 2021.