Scholarships for Refugees at University of Kent

Field of Study: All subjects
Country of scholarship: UK
Country of Citizenship: refugee


The University of Kent, in partnership with the Article 26 Project, is able to offer three Article 26 Awards for undergraduate entry in the 2023/24 academic year. These awards are aimed at helping those seeking asylum in the United Kingdom to progress to higher education.

The benefits of the Article 26 Award are:

– Each recipient’s tuition fees will be waived for the duration of their program of study at the University of Kent.

– The recipients will be eligible to receive financial support from the University of Kent to cover the cost of travel (to the University or for group support), books, equipment, etc. (This amount is to be confirmed.)

Deadline: May 7, 2023


To meet the eligibility criteria of the Award, applicants must:

– Have refugee status, be an asylum seeker or the partner/dependent of an asylum seeker; OR be an asylum seeker/partner/dependent who has been granted Discretionary Leave to Remain (DLR) in the United Kingdom, or some other form of temporary status.

– Have a conditional or unconditional offer of acceptance for undergraduate study from the University of Kent, having applied through UCAS.

– Be currently attending a school, college, community or voluntary group which can provide a reference in support of their application.

– Be unable to access mainstream funding, such as student finance or a local authority grant.

– Live within commuting distance of the University of Kent (i.e., within the County of Kent).

– Not require support for living expenses or accommodation.

How to Apply 

Applicants who meet the above criteria should:

– Make an application to the University of Kent for undergraduate study via UCAS (

– Complete an Article 26 Award application form (please contact [email protected] to request a form)

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