STAR has been campaigning for improved access to university for people seeking refugee protection since 2008. If you are seeking asylum or from a refugee background and looking to access university, you can find information and resources on this section of the website to help you.

New! You can also find information on Displaced Student Opportunities UK – an online portal featuring opportunities that support refugees and people seeking asylum in the UK to access university.

If you work for a university, check out our Guidance for universities page.

How to apply

Read our step-by-step guide to applying to university in the UK.


Find out more about the financial support available to help you fund your studies.

Lecture hall

Pre-university courses

Not ready to apply to university just yet? Check out these courses to help you prepare for higher education.

Frequently Asked Questions

We've answered some common questions about applying to university.

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