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Doctoral Access Scholarships - Sanctuary

Warwick Doctoral Access Scholarships - Sanctuary

About the Scholarship

We are located on the outskirts of the city of Coventry which is recognised as a 'City of Sanctuary'. The 'City of Sanctuary' movement is committed to building a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for those seeking sanctuary from war and persecution.

Award Details

There are a limited numbers and not all applications will be successful.

    • A maintenance stipend paid at the prevailing UKRI rate for 4 years
      • If you are already in your first year of study when you apply then the length of funding will be reduced accordingly.
  • The full payment of academic fees
  • Research Training and Support Grant of £5,000 (one-off)


In order to be eligible to apply for these scholarships, applicants must meet at least one criteria from both Part 1 and Part 2:

Part 1

All applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Hold an Unconditional offer to study a full-time or part-time Postgraduate Research course at the University beginning in Autumn 2024.

  • Be a current PGR student at the University of Warwick in their first year of enrolment.  Current students must not already be in receipt of scholarship funding.

Part 2

In addition, you must meet ONE of the following Sanctuary criteria.

Be of any nationality and hold one of the following statuses as granted by the UK government and/or be supported by the

Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA):

  • You have sought asylum from the UK government (you are an asylum seeker) or were included as a dependent (spouse/child) on an application for asylum. Please note: Spouses/civil partners must have been the spouse/civil partner on the date on which the asylum application to the UK government was made. Children/step-children must have been aged under 18 on the date on which the asylum application to the UK government was made.
  • You have received a decision on your claim for asylum and hold one of the following statuses from the UK government:
    • Refugee Status(as a result of your asylum claim)
    • Humanitarian Protection(as a result of your asylum claim)
    • Limited Leave to Remain or Discretionary Leave to Remain(as a result of your asylum claim)
    • Some other form of temporary status(as a result of your asylum claim)
  • Be of any nationality and be displaced inside their own country or have had to leave their home country because of armed conflict.

  • Be of any nationality and be at serious risk of, or the victim of discrimination, persecution, suffering or violence on account of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion.

  • Be of any nationality and be a Current PGRs at the University at serious risk of disruption to studies as a consequence of current violent conflict or significant political unrest in home countries.  

Find out about our Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught Sanctuary Scholarships

Scholarship Application Deadline - 11th July 2024 (23:59 GMT)

All supporting documents and evidence must be uploaded by 13th July 2024 (11:59 GMT).

How to Apply

  1. Read the PGR Ranking Criteria and Applicant Guidance Notes.

  2. Submit your scholarship application  by 11 July 2024 application deadline. We regret being unable to accept late applications for any reason. All supporting document and evidence must be uploaded by13 July 2024 (11:59 GMT).

  3. Results of the Doctoral Access Scholarships (Sanctuary) will be communicated by email by 1 August 2024.