Services for Students

About scholarships for asylum seekers and refugees

These scholarships aim to help asylum seekers and refugees overcome the financial barriers associated with attending university.

There are a limited number of awards available, so they are competitive. To receive the award, you must meet specific eligibility criteria, which are outlined on the individual pages below. Eligibility is assessed using an online application and guidance for this is released closer to the application date. If you receive the award, you will not have to pay back the funds after you graduate.

Scholarships available for asylum seekers and refugees 

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WH Revis Article 26 Scholarship

For asylum seekers

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Maycock-Whileman Scholarship

For those granted asylum as a refugee


How to apply

Applications for the Maycock Whileman Scholarship are open.

Apply here

Guidance Notes

More funding options

The University of Nottingham offers a wide range of funding opportunities for students from lower income backgrounds and/or those who have overcome significant difficulties to come to University. Take a look at some other funding options:

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The Stoneygate Award

For academically able students who face or have overcome personal barriers to attend university.

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Core Bursary

For UK students with a household income of less than £35,000 as assessed by student finance.

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Potential Scholarships

Scholarships to encourage potential in students from lower-income backgrounds or who have faced significant difficulties.


View all scholarships and bursaries

Please refer to our Data Protection and Confidentiality Statement - for anyone who makes an application for funding from the Funding & Financial Support Team.

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