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The Michael Perham Sanctuary Scholarship 2024/25

Last updated: 4 March 2024


Named after the former Bishop of Gloucester and University Pro Chancellor, the late Rt. Revd Michael Perham, this scholarship has been established in recognition of the additional challenges and barriers in accessing higher education faced by students whose immigration status means they do not qualify for student finance.

Value of the scholarship

Up to two Sanctuary Scholarships will be awarded per academic year:

1. For one student undertaking an undergraduate degree

2. For one student undertaking a taught postgraduate degree

Each Sanctuary Scholar will receive a tuition-fee waiver for the duration of their course, subject to acceptable engagement and a. In addition, each recipient will receive support with reasonable study costs. Appropriate support will be discussed with the successful applicants, but as an example, may include:

Please also note that the Scholarship is not able to support accommodation costs or everyday living costs.


Eligible applicants for either the UG or PGT Scholarship will:

* Please note that while we do not stipulate that eligible applicants must live within Gloucestershire or the surrounding region, we are only able to provide support with public transport costs covering a maximum of the West Gold Stagecoach bus network travel area. If you live outside this area, please consider whether it would be possible and affordable for you to travel to the Cheltenham or Gloucester campus where your course is based several times a week to attend your lectures and other course activities, as we are not able to fund additional travel costs via the Scholarship.

Selection process

Applications for the Sanctuary Scholarship will be assessed by a Selection Panel against the following criteria:

Conditions of Scholarship

Award holders are required to:

How to apply

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Please complete the online application form.

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