Addressing social inequality

Article 26 of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights states: 'Everyone has the right to education,' and yet thousands of talented students are being stopped from accessing higher education across the UK every year.

Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children who have been granted temporary leave to remain or any other form of temporary status cannot access student loans. They are also classified as international students for fee paying purposes.

What's the impact?

The combination of the cost of paying overseas fees and the living costs incurred while at university means that studying for a degree is out of reach for these students. Your support helps Birmingham to enable people seeking sanctuary to progress to higher education.

Why Birmingham?

The University is offering support to students in this position through the provision of Article 26 Scholarships. These were established through the Helena Kennedy Foundation, which supports a network of higher education institutions that are committed to helping young people overcome these barriers.

How you can help

By supporting an Article 26 Scholarship you will remove barriers to higher education for a student facing these complexities. The University will waive the student's fees and the scholarship will provide £3,000 per year towards living expenses. For further information about this project and how you can help, email giving@contacts.bham.ac.uk.