Postgraduate study

Teesside Sanctuary award

Investing in your future

Teesside University is committed to the economic, social and cultural success of its students and its local communities, and embraces diversity and opposes prejudice and injustice.

The Sanctuary Award covers your course fees and contributes towards your study costs through a learning bursary. The learning bursary is made up of two payments within each academic year. The first payment will be paid once you have enrolled on your course. The second payment is paid at the start of semester 2.

Each application is considered by a panel of senior academic staff and shortlisted candidates are invited to interview.

Please note that the Teesside Sanctuary award is not open to postgraduate doctoral study applications.

Five scholarships available for the 2018-19 academic year

Our Sanctuary award offers support for up to five students, three for undergraduate and two for postgraduate courses.


Teesside Sanctuary award eligibility

You may apply for a Teesside Sanctuary award if you meet the academic entry criteria for your chosen course along with the following criteria:

  • You have firmly accepted a place on a course at Teesside University.
  • You are unable to obtain funding from the Student Loan Company by virtue of immigration status.
  • You are seeking asylum in the UK, or are a dependant or partner of someone seeking asylum in the UK, or hold limited leave to remain or are a dependant or partner of someone who holds limited leave to remain, or have been granted Humanitarian Protection in the UK and do not meet the three years' residency requirement.

Please note that a spouse or civil partner must have been the spouse or civil partner on the date that the asylum application was made. Children or step-children must have been aged 18 or under on the date that the asylum application was made.

How to apply

Complete and follow the instructions on the below application form.

The deadline to apply for this award is Monday 30 April 2018.

All successful applicants will be notified by Monday 11 June 2018. If you have not heard by this date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

  Application form (word - 56kb)