Loughborough University is delighted to present the Loughborough University Sanctuary Scholarships for entry in October 2024.

The scholarship will cover 100% off the course fees for your chosen postgraduate taught course for 1 year (replacing any departmental or other Loughborough University scholarships or bursaries you may already have been awarded).   Students will be expected to fund their travel and maintenance costs through other sources. Evidence of maintenance funds must be included in the scholarship application.

The University will award one undergraduate, and two postgraduate taught scholarships, and the standards required are very high so please make sure you submit a strong application to be considered for this prestigious award.

The scholarships are being 100% funded by university funds.


To be eligible for this scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently holding an offer (conditional or unconditional) for an eligible postgraduate taught programme
  • Show evidence of exceptional academic achievement (normally a first-class honours degree)
  • Is your home located in a region of conflict/war such that their lives or the lives of their family are in danger, or such that they could be forcibly displaced due to persecution.
  • Are you, or your family, at risk of imminent imprisonment, injury, death or persecution?
  • If you are currently in the UK but were to return to your home country, your life or safety would be at much greater risk.

The closing date for applications is 31 July 2024. 

How to apply

The scholarship application procedure is an open competition. Students may only apply for the scholarship after an offer for a place in one of Loughborough University’s Masters programmes has been made. Students who are in possession of an offer (conditional or unconditional) of a place on an undergraduate or postgraduate taught course can apply for the scholarship using the application form.

Applications will be initially shortlisted and the final decision on the awards will be made by a selection panel of senior staff of the University.

Important note

Scholarship applications will not be considered unless the applicant is holding an offer or a place at the time of submission (this offer may be conditional or unconditional).

Please do not submit your scholarship application until you have received your offer letter. Applications will only be considered if all parts of the form are completed in full.

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. A confirmation email will be sent when your application has been received. All those applying will be notified of the outcome of their application by email. If your application is shortlisted, you will be given further guidelines on what will happen next. 

Any award made to an applicant holding a conditional offer will be subject to those conditions being met in full.  Applicants will also be expected to provide evidence of funds to cover their travel, living and maintenance costs and may be asked to pay a deposit towards their living costs as part of the conditions of the scholarship offer.