Saïd Foundation Masters Scholarship

Academic year
Nottingham, England


For students from Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria

The Saïd Foundation Scholarships Programme provides students and young professionals recognised for their leadership potential with educational opportunities that will help their career development, will enable them to achieve impact in their professional fields and ultimately to bring benefits to others in their countries of origin.

The University of Nottingham is delighted to work with the Saïd Foundation in offering masters scholarships for students from Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine (including Palestinians inside Israel), and Syria.

Applications for 2019/20 Saïd Foundation Scholarships will open on Wednesday 1 August 2018 and close at 23:59 (UK time) on Thursday 1 November.

Applicants must:

  • 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 The University of Nottingham;

  • 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 hold existing teaching posts at universities in their home country and who can clearly demonstrate the need for the proposed research in their home country will be considered;

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

Applicants will need to apply via The University of Nottingham online application system. 
Before submitting an application, applicants are advised to read the guidance notes for applicants, available on the Saïd Foundation's website.


Application will close on 01 November 2018


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