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
Closed 01/11/2017 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

The Saïd 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

In order to be considered for a Saïd Foundation scholarship all candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Hold Syrian, Palestinian, Lebanese or Jordanian nationality.                                

  • Priority is given to candidates who are resident in the Foundation's target countries of Syria, Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan. The Foundation will, however, consider Syrians residing elsewhere due to current circumstances in Syria;

  • Hold an undergraduate degree that is equivalent of a UK 2.1 degree or higher at the time of submitting.

  • Demonstrate leadership potential in their chosen field or sector.

  • Have applied to an eligible course at a Foundation partner university (or have legitimate exceptional reasons for applying for a non-partner university).

  • Have work experience relevant to their field of study and a clear career path on completion of their studies and return to their home country or region. If an candidate lacks work experience the Foundation will consider experience gained from voluntary or community activities or participation in activities whilst at university;

  • Meet the Foundation’s English language requirements (IELTS of 6.0 overall with at least 6.0 in each band). Some universities have higher requirements so candidates are expected to meet these requirements too. Evidence is required that candidates meet their proposed university’s English language conditions;

  • Uploaded all the required documentation to their application.

  • Priority will be given to candidates who have not previously had the opportunity to study outside of their home country;

  • Successful candidates are required to sign a binding undertaking to apply the skills and knowledge they have gained in the Foundation's target countries.

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 2017.


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