Said Foundation Scholarship

Level of study
Postgraduate research masters, Postgraduate taught masters
Subject area
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences
Jordan, Lebanon, Palestinian Territories, Syria
Type of Award
Deadline for applying

Award Description

The Said Foundation is a charity based in the UK. One of our aims is to promote education and development in the Middle East. To this end, the Foundation offers a number of scholarships annually to enable graduates to pursue postgraduate courses and other training in subjects to be considered on their merits at partner universities in the United Kingdom. Scholarships are tenable for up to one year.

The Saïd Foundation is able to provide full or partial scholarships for masters' degrees at universities around the UK depending on the level of financial need or whether other grants are available to applicants. While we are able to provide full funding, we are also happy to provide matching funds.

The Foundation can also consider distance learning courses and shorter postgraduate courses at accredited UK academic institutions

Value of Award

Full or partial scholarships for masters degrees at universities around the UK depending on the level of financial need or whether other grants are available to applicants.

Eligibility Criteria

For the academic year 2016/17 the Foundation’s criteria are as follows:

  • Applications are restricted to candidates who are Syrian, Lebanese, Jordanian or Palestinian (including Palestinians inside Israel);
  • Applications for study at universities outside the United Kingdom cannot be considered;
  • Scholarships are offered only for postgraduate courses or training of up to one year’s duration. Applications from PhD candidates can only be considered for Oxford and Cambridge universities;
  • Applications from candidates who will be thirty-five years old or more at the beginning of the 2015/16 academic year cannot be considered;
  • Evidence of proficiency in English is required by the Foundation;
  • Applicants must hold a first degree with the equivalent of a UK 2.1 degree or higher;
  • Applicants cannot be considered if details have not been provided of the courses for which they have applied in the UK;
  • Successful applicants are required to sign a binding undertaking to apply the skills and knowledge they have gained in one of the Foundation's target countries (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine);
  • Priority will be given to applicants with work experience whose studies will benefit their field of work. Candidates must have at least two years work experience gained after they completed their undergraduate degree. We cannot normally consider experience gained whilst studying or during university holidays;
  • Applicants are required to demonstrate that they have the   potential to be leaders in their field.

How to Apply

Application is through the Foundation's website.

Further information about eligibility and the application process can also be found here.

The deadline for applications is 1 November 2016.


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