Unfortunately, more individuals than ever are being forced to flee their home countries due to conflict and persecution.

Bournemouth University launched its first Sanctuary scholarship in 2020-21 as we work towards full accreditation in the University of Sanctuary programme, which provides safety, support and higher education opportunities to refugees or young people seeking asylum.

This year, we are pleased to be offering one student a place at BU as part of this important initiative. We are providing the student with a full tuition fee waiver and, as typical finance support is not available, we are also offering a maintenance bursary. As a BU student, these students will also be supported academically, and pastorally, providing a welcome that reflects our inclusivity and responsibility values.

Donations towards this scheme will allow us to expand the programme in future years and provide a safe space for more individuals who deserve the opportunity to study at university, but who are unable to secure any financial aid to do so. The bursary will be non-repayable and can be used for all costs associated with their studies.

Please contact Ian Wadley, BU’s Head of Fundraising, via [email protected] for more information.