About Saïd Foundation Scholarship
The Saïd Foundation scholarships has offered educational scholarships and training opportunities since 1984. The program 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 the target countries.
What courses are considered for Saïd Foundation Scholarship
Saïd Foundation Scholarship offer 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 our partner universities here.
We 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.
We will not consider applications for study at universities outside the UK or for undergraduate or PhD programs
Eligibility criteria for The Saïd Foundation scholarships
In order to be considered for a Saïd Foundation scholarship all candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:
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 UK 2:1 degree 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 on completion of their studies and return to their home country or region.
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Demonstrate leadership potential in their chosen field or sector.
Have applied for an eligible course at a Foundation partner university (or have legitimate exceptional reasons for applying to a non-partner university).
Meet the Foundation’s English language requirements Some universities have higher requirements; candidates must meet the English language requirements of their chosen university too.
Please read through this information carefully before starting an application to find out if you are eligible and to help you prepare your application. If you have questions after reading through this guidance
Required documents for the Saïd Foundation scholarship
A copy of your high school marks/certificate.
A copy of your university transcripts and graduation certificate. If you are in the final year of your studies, please 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 UK universities for a master’s degree course starting in autumn 2024 or evidence that you have applied to the course i.e. the university application ID.
Three reference letters which must be uploaded with your application. Applications submitted without three reference letters will not be considered.
Applications will close at 5pm UK time on 31st October 2023.
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