Services for Students

Funding for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Funding for refugees

The Maycock-Whileman Scholarship

Students with refugee status in the UK will generally have home* fee status and therefore be eligible for the same package of government and University support as other home students (see our general pages for more information).

However, in recognition of the additional challenges these students often face, the University of Nottingham has introduced the Maycock-Whileman Scholarship. This award offers £1,000 a year to home fee status students with refugee status in the UK who meet certain criteria. The award is paid directly to the successful recipients.

Students with refugee status may also be eligible to apply to the Commonwealth Scholarships (to support Masters and PhD study for developing Commonwealth country citizens). If you have any enquiries about this fund please contact the International Office.

For more information please go to the Maycock-Whileman Scholarship pages

Funding for asylum seekers

The WH Revis Article 26 Scholarship

Students who are seeking asylum in the UK may not be eligible for home funding and therefore face a significant barrier to obtaining a University education.

Article 26 was a project of the Helena Kennedy Foundation set up to help address this issue. In support of this project The University of Nottingham is offering one award consisting of the full international undergraduate fee plus £500 per year towards living costs to the successful applicant. This award is funded through the generosity of the Revis Bequest Fund.

To apply you must have submitted, or be a dependant** of someone who has submitted, an asylum application before you applied to the University through UCAS and you must be able to demonstrate that you applied for asylum on arrival in the UK and before an application to study was made to the University. OR you must be someone or a dependant* of someone who has been granted discretionary leave/immigration permission as a result of an asylum claim.  

Application guidance notes - please read these before submitting an application. The closing date for applications is 30th June 2021.

Applications are now closed.


* A 'home' student is one who meets certain UK residence criteria. These are the same criteria as apply to eligibility for home funding from Student Finance.

 ** Spouses/civil partners must have been the spouse/civil partner on the date which the asylum application was made. Children/step-children must have been aged under 18 on the date on which the asylum application was made.  

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