Refugees, Asylum and At-Risk Scholars

How the University of Edinburgh supports Refugees, Asylum and At-Risk Scholars

The University of Edinburgh has an extended history of providing a place of sanctuary and education for those seeking protection, with notable alumni who have found sanctuary at the University including physicist Max Born. Over the years, many staff and students have joined the University community and found a place of support, sanctuary and opportunity.

We realise there is a need for a longer-term approach to supporting the growing number of refugees and displaced persons, to ensure that these individuals can fulfil their potential through higher education. The University of Edinburgh is actively responding to this through a range of strategic projects involving the direct action of our staff and student communities.

This initiative is in line with the University’s strategic priorities and our commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, in particular “to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” which has a strong focus on equality and inclusion of vulnerable groups, including refugees and at-risk scholars.

What is the University doing?

Find out more about the current activities and project at the University and how to get involved.

Contact us

Get in touch with the Global Community team if you have any questions relating to the support available or how you can get involved with projects.

Previous events and activities

Read our feature to find out more about past events and activities that have taken place at the University.

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