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Support for Asylum Seekers

We welcome applications from Asylum Seekers. Find out tuition fees for asylum seekers, and how to seek further advice and support about applying to Newcastle University.

Sanctuary Scholarships

Newcastle University is offering Sanctuary Scholarships for eligible undergraduate students. The Scholarships cover full tuition fee support and a bursary for living. They are designed to enable students from asylum-seeker and refugee backgrounds to progress to higher level study.

Find out more about Sanctuary Scholarships.

Further support and information

The Helena Kennedy Foundation 

The Helena Kennedy Foundation can provide financial bursaries, mentoring and support for asylum seekers, enabling them to progress to and attend Higher Education.

Find out more about the The Helena Kennedy Foundation. 


SMART is based in Newcastle and is run by the Children’s Society. It supports migrants, asylum seekers and refugees through:

  • drop in sessions
  • social activities
  • individual targeted support

Find out more about SMART.

Refugee Council

The Refugee Council works with asylum seekers and refugees in the UK.

Find out more about the Refugee Council.

UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA)

UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) is the national advisory body for international students in the UK. They provide advice and information to current and potential students.

Find out more about the UK Council for International Student Affairs.