Welcome to Universities of Sanctuary
Around the world, more people than ever in history are being forced to flee conflict and persecution to find safety and sanctuary elsewhere.
Higher Education Institutions in the UK have a proud and radical tradition of providing sanctuary for academics and young people and many are actively looking for ways to build on this tradition in today’s political and social context.
City of Sanctuary has partnered with Article 26, Student Action for Refugees and others to develop a network to inspire and support universities to develop a culture and a practice of welcome within their own institutions, in their wider communities, and across the Higher Education sector in the UK.
A growing number of these universities are now being recognised as Universities of Sanctuary.
For information on universities in Ireland, click here for information from our sister organisation, Places of Sanctuary Ireland.
Refuaid are currently accepting applications for our Equal Access Loan Programme. They offer loans to support refugees in the UK with the costs of requalification;
Last month, Refugee Education UK (REUK) published their second report on the effect of COVID-19 on young refugees. They conducted qualitative consultations with 10 frontline
UC Davis Article 26 Backpack For many students seeking sanctuary, possession of educational and professional records is critical, and in the most recent mass displacement
Universities of Sanctuary stand in solidarity with all who are affected by the crisis in Afghanistan. We are deeply concerned about the lives of the
As the new academic year approaches, prospective students will be researching courses and seeking advice about studying at university or accessing the training they need