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Article 26 Scholarship

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Royal Holloway works in partnership with the Helena Kennedy Foundation’s Article 26 project to promote access to Higher Education for students who have fled persecution and sought asylum in the UK.

One scholarship is available each year to new eligible undergraduates in any subject.

The scholarship is offered as a full tuition fee waiver available over three years of study at Royal Holloway.

Am I eligible? 

To be considered for the Article 26 scholarship, you must:

  • Be an asylum seeker, the child of an asylum seeker or hold Discretionary Leave to Remain

  • Be ineligible to obtain funding from the Student Loan Company (tuition fee loans or maintenance loans)

  • Hold an offer to study an undergraduate programme at Royal Holloway

  • Submit a completed scholarship application form by our deadline.

A strong scholarship statement, positive referee's supporting statement and good interview are also required. 

How do I apply?

Applications for 2018 entry have now closed. If you have any queries please contact study@royalholloway.ac.uk

Additional terms and conditions

You must be able to provide evidence that you have sought asylum on arrival in the UK and that your asylum application is under consideration by the Home Office. Students who have refugee status are not eligible for this scholarship.

If you are on a three year undergraduate degree and choose to spend your second year abroad, you will have any tuition fees owing to Royal Holloway waived by this scholarship. However, no additional cash award will be made in these circumstances.

If you are on a four year undergraduate degree and spend your third year on a study abroad placement you will not receive any scholarship funding for that third year. However, the full tuition fee waiver will apply for your fourth year. 

If you fulfil the eligibility criteria you will remain eligible for the award unless:

  • you (or your parents or spouse/ civil partner) are granted indefinite leave to enter/ remain in the UK   OR

  • you become eligible to receive funding from the Student Loan Company (either tuition fee loan or maintenance loan).

In these circumstances, you must inform the university immediately and the award will cease from the start of the next academic year, when you would be expected to apply for student finance instead.



How do I apply?

Once you've accepted your offer to study at Royal Holloway the application form will be available in your applicant portal.


Read our terms and conditions


Contact us

If you have any queries please email study@royalholloway.ac.uk








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