About Saïd Foundation scholarships
The Saïd Foundation has offered educational scholarships and training opportunities since 1984. The programme aims to empower people through educational opportunities and to encourage the development of the Middle East. It is targeted towards outstanding individuals with leadership potential who will be drivers of positive change within our target countries of Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine.
What courses are considered?
The Saïd Foundation offers scholarships for one-year master’s degree courses in the UK.
There are no restrictions on academic subjects but candidates must demonstrate that their subject will enable them to contribute to the development of their home country.
Candidates must apply to one or more of the Foundation’s partner universities. You can find details of partner universities here.
The Saïd Foundation may consider an application for study at a non-partner university but only if the candidate’s proposed course is not offered by a partner university. If you have selected a non-university partner you must explain why in your application form or your application will not be considered for a scholarship.
The Saïd Foundation will not consider applications for study at universities outside the UK or for undergraduate or PhD programmes.
Saïd Foundation scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit and applications are carefully considered by officers and trustees of the Foundation and external assessors. Our decisions are based on the candidate’s academic excellence, the usefulness of the subject to their home country, their leadership potential, their commitment to serving their community, their future career goals and their practical ability to make use of the knowledge to be gained in the UK on their return to the Middle East.
Further details about the selectionprocess and the timeline can be found here.
Details about the applicationprocess and how to apply can be found here.