The Saïd Foundation offers up to 20 scholarships annually to outstanding Syrian, Lebanese, Jordanian or Palestinian students for postgraduate study at one of the foundation’s partner universities in the United Kingdom.
Scholarships are primarily offered for one-year master’s degree courses, but in exceptional circumstances the foundation may consider applicants for two-year courses.
The Saïd Foundation aims to empower people through postgraduate study opportunities and to encourage development in the Middle East. The scholarships are targeted towards individuals with leadership potential who will be drivers of positive change in the target countries of Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine.
31 October 2023.
Duration of Study
- Tuition fees.
- A monthly stipend.
- One economy flight to and from the United Kingdom.
- An arrival allowance.
- Healthcare surcharge fees.
- The cost of one visa application.
- Hold Syrian, Jordanian, Lebanese or Palestinian nationality and permanently reside in one of these countries. The foundation will consider Syrians residing elsewhere due to current circumstances in that country.
- Hold an undergraduate degree that is equivalent to a U.K. 2:1 degree (Upper Second-Class Honours, 60–70%), or higher. Candidates who are in the final year of their undergraduate degree will also be considered.
- Have work and/or voluntary experience that is relevant to their field of study and a clear career path in their home country or region on completion of their studies.
- Demonstrate leadership potential in their chosen field or sector.
- Have applied for an eligible course at a partner university (or have legitimate exceptional reasons for applying to a non-partner university).
- Meet the foundation’s English-language requirements (IELTS score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each band; TOEFL iBT test with a minimum overall score of 80 and minimum score of 20 in each band; or equivalent Duolingo scores). Candidates must also meet the English-language requirements of their chosen university, which may be higher.
How to Apply
Create an account to apply for the scholarship; you will need to upload the following documents:
- A copy of your high school marks/certificate.
- A copy of your university transcripts and graduation certificate. (final year students can upload all transcripts you have received to date)
- A copy of your current passport or national ID card (if you hold dual nationality, this must be your passport/national ID card from Syria, Jordan, Lebanon or Palestine).
- A copy of your English language results or confirmation of your English language test date.
- Offer letter(s) from your chosen U.K. universities for a master’s degree course starting in autumn 2024 or evidence that you have applied to the course.
- Three reference letters uploaded with your application.
- An up-to-date copy of your CV (two pages maximum, with no photo attached).
Further details about the application process and how to apply can be found here.