Services for Students

The Sanctuary Scholarship

Referee Guidance

The reference should be provided on headed paper and signed and dated by the referee.The referee should include the following information:

  • Their name, position, institution and contact details.
  • The name of the Sanctury Scholarship applicant.
  • A brief statement addressing the following:
    • In what capacity and for how long have you known the applicant.
    • Confrimation of the applicant’s situation and any barriers she/he has had to overcome to pursue and continue their education in their home country.
    • How well suited is the applicant to the Higher Education course that they plan to take and how realistic are the student’s ambitions?
    • What contribution, to your knowledge, has the applicant has made to college/school life and/or their community.

The reference can either be returned to the applicant for inclusion with their application or can be forwarded directly to the University of Nottingham’s Funding & Financial Support team by emailing the reference to:

If you would like to submit the reference by an alternative method please contact the Funding & Financial Support team to discuss this (see contact details below).

Please contact us if you need any further help in completing this reference:



Please note the closing date for applications is 30th June 2022 — all supporting evidence must be received by this date.

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