We welcome asylum seekers, refugees and detainees who have fled persecution and danger in their own countries and seek refuge in Oxford and Oxfordshire.

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With the new government rules having come into force on Tuesday 5th January, we have to limit access to our offices by staff, volunteers & clients.

All services are currently operating but we are running services remotely wherever possible. our offices are currently closed to visitors so please only come in if you have booked an appointment or in an emergency.


We are open Monday-Friday; please call us between 10am and 3pm on 01865 722082. Please leave a message if there is no answer and we will get back to you as soon as we can. If you know the number or email address of the person that you need to contact then do contact them directly.

If you need support we are here for you!


Asylum Welcome’s Europa Welcome - 30 days to apply for Settled Status

Thursday, June 03, 2021

There are less than 30 days left before the EU Settlement Scheme deadline! Do you need help to apply? Not sure if you or anyone you know may need to? Contact us today for support and advice:

WhatsApp/text/phone: 07719128054;

Email: europawelcome@asylum-welcome.org.

Asylum Welcome’s Europa Welcome team is happy to let you know that our dedicated and qualified staff and volunteers are really working hard to respond to our clients help. As the 30th June deadline approaches our Europa Welcome service is busier than ever, helping European citizens and their family members who live in Oxfordshire to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. At this time, we are seeing a range of clients across the community, including EU nationals in their 90s requiring support with technology, new-born babies with no ID, people who have been living in the UK for nearly 50 years, and homeless clients lacking evidence of residence here. We continue to work with a range of local organisations, as well as with Oxford City Council, to raise awareness of the scheme and to ensure that everyone who may need to apply is aware of why this is so important.

We are also expanding our face-to-face provision to ensure that those who do not have access to technology still receive the support they need to make successful applications. If you are working with anyone who still needs to apply, or if you are aware of people who are unsure if they need to apply, please refer them to us for confidential information, practical support and advice specific to their circumstances.

The Europa Welcome Service is operating Monday – Thursday. 9.30am – 4.30pm.

Oxford Brookes Sanctuary Scholarship

Thursday, June 03, 2021

The Oxford Brookes Sanctuary Scholarship is for individuals seeking asylum and those who have a form of protection from an asylum claim, who are not able to access government student finance. The scholarship is only open to applications until 15th of June. This scholarship is for applicants with an offer or awaiting a decision for undergraduate, postgraduate or foundation year courses.

Eligibility is one of the following:

  • Asylum seeker
  • Unaccompanied asylum-seeking child
  • Limited leave to remain (as a result of an asylum application
  • Discretionary leave to remain (as a result of an asylum application)
  • The family member of someone with one of the immigration statuses listed above with ‘in line’ or ‘dependent’ status.

In 2021/22 entry there will be two scholarships available which will include:

  • A full fee waiver (you do not need to pay fees)
  • A cash bursary of £4,000
  • Financial support equivalent to £8,000 towards accommodation. Those living in halls of residence will automatically receive this support; those in private accommodation will be required to provide proof of living costs as detailed in the terms and conditions of the scholarship.
  • Guaranteed accommodation in University halls of residence for 52 weeks per year
  • The scholarship will apply for each year of study.

Asylum Welcome Education advisers can help with applications on 10th June by emailing

For more information, click here.

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