The Said Foundation offers twenty postgraduate scholarships annually to outstanding individuals from Syria, Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan who demonstrate the potential to become leaders and innovators of change.
There are no restrictions on academic subjects but priority will be given to candidates who can demonstrate that their subject will enable them to contribute to the development of their home country.
Applications are restricted to the Foundation’s partner universities in the UK. A full list of partner universities can be found on the Said Foundation website.
Eligibility Criteria for 2019/20
- 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 a 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 hole 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 gined in the Foundation's target countries.
Applicants must apply on line: http://www.saidfoundation.org/scholarship-applications
Applications for 2018/19 are now closed.
Dates for 2010/20 yet to be confirmed.
To obtain your offer from the University of East Anglia that will enable you to apply for the Said Foundation scholarship you should use our standard postgraduate procedure. Details are available here.
Find out more about Postgraduate Courses offered by UEA’s School of International Development, or alternatively contact us:
Tel +44 (0)1603 591515