The Oxford Brookes University Sanctuary Scholarships is for individuals seeking asylum and those who have a form of protection from an asylum claim, who are unable to access government student finance.
About Oxford Brookes University
Oxford Brookes University is a public university in Oxford, England. It is a new university, having received university status through the Further and Higher Education Act 1992.
The university’s origin can be traced to 1865 when it was established as the Oxford School of Art. Oxford Brookes University was named after its first principal, John Henry Brookes, who played a central role in the development of the institution.
Location Of Oxford Brookes University
However, Oxford Brookes University is spread across four campuses, with three primary sites based in and around Oxford and the fourth campus located in Swindon.
According to Oxford Brookes University website, the institution has 16,900 students, 2,800 staff, and over 190,000 alumni in over 177 countries.
Faculties At Oxford Brookes University
The university is split into four faculties: Oxford Brookes Business School, Health and Life Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Technology, Design, and Environment.
Why Apply For The Sanctuary Scholarships?
Oxford Brookes University’s collaboration with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) allows ACCA students to gain a BSc (Hons) in applied accounting with the offer of a research and analysis project work while taking their ACCA examinations.
Furthermore, the university also has schools of architecture and law. Oxford Brookes University is a member of the University Alliance mission group.
Benefits of the Scholarship:
There will be two Oxford Brookes University Sanctuary Scholarships available which will include:
- A full fee waiver (you do not need to pay fees)
- Cash bursary of £4,000
- Financial support is equivalent to £8,000 towards accommodation. Those living in halls of residence will automatically receive this support; those in private accommodation will be required to provide proof of living costs as described in the terms and conditions of the scholarship.
- Guaranteed accommodation in University halls of residence for 52 weeks per year
Requirements for Oxford Brookes Sanctuary Scholarships
Scholars with the following immigration statuses who meet the relevant course entry requirements and are not in receipt of, or qualified for government student financial support, are qualified to apply:
- Asylum seeker
- Unaccompanied asylum seeking child
- Limited leave to remain (as a result of an asylum application
- Discretionary Leave to remain (as a result of an asylum application)
- The family member of someone with one of the immigration statuses listed above with ‘in line’ or ‘dependent’ status.
- The Oxford Brookes University Sanctuary Scholarships will be open to students who receive an offer (or awaiting a decision) for a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate taught course, including foundation year courses. Courses taught at Partner Colleges are not qualified.
How to Apply
- Applicants will need to apply through UCAS and hold an offer from our Admissions Team.
- Applications will only be assessed if they are accompanied by a Referee Supporting Statement that is signed and dated. This will need to be uploaded as part of the online form.
- Candidates will also be needed to provide proof of their immigration status.
- Please read the terms and conditions of the Oxford Brookes University Sanctuary Scholarships and then complete the online form which includes a personal statement section.
Personal Statement Section
This section evaluates your suitability for the Sanctuary Scholarship. Please make sure that in your answers you have included:
- Your reason for wanting to access higher education, including your future purposes and ambitions and how your chosen course will help you achieve these.
- The difficulties you have faced in continuing your education and how you have tried to overpower these.
- Details of your financial circumstances and any prior applications you have made for funding.
For further information, visit Oxford Brookes University website to apply.
May 27, 2023