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Questions worth asking: the Campaign for SOAS

Sanctuary Scholarships Appeal

Does knowledge have borders?

Please help support the living costs of a displaced person studying at SOAS.

At a time when borders are closing around the world, and people are turning their backs on the displaced and dispossessed, SOAS is determined to take a stand to support these vulnerable people.

We can play our part by helping ensure a generation of people does not miss out on higher education.

We have launched the SOAS Sanctuary Scholarships , to give displaced people who cannot access student finance, a chance to enter higher education in the UK.

SOAS has covered the cost of tuition fees to set up the SOAS Sanctuary Scholarships – six for undergraduates and one for postgraduate – to let displaced people begin their studies at SOAS.

SOAS is proud to be one of the most diverse higher education institutions in the UK. Our community of students, staff and alumni come from across the world. We are a global body determined to think beyond borders.

We believe that education doesn’t just benefit the student, but benefits the student’s home country, and indeed the wider world. A SOAS education is a dialogue, and by putting up barriers, voices from other countries are effectively silenced, and as a world, we understand each other less.

“I believe that we have a responsibility to open up doors to the excluded and to welcome them to SOAS. Education should have no borders.”
Holly, SOAS Student, campaign officer of SOAS Solidarity with Refugees and Displaced People

But we need your help to ensure that these students can take up their place . Living costs in London are very high, and these are students who have fled some of the most desperate situations in the world, and who often have nothing, or very little beyond subsistence.

By donating today to our Sanctuary Scholarships Appeal , you will help to support the living costs of a displaced person studying at SOAS. A SOAS education is truly liberating, and gives a real hope for a better future for students who have been through so much.

Thank you.

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