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Said Foundation Scholarships

Full or partial scholarships for Masters degrees in conjunction with the Said Foundation.

Further information and eligibility (2016 entry)

Value per annum

Scholarships cover tuition fees, full maintenance costs for the duration of your course, an arrival allowance, a thesis allowance, visa fees and one return flight.  For further information, see Said foundation website


1 year only

Eligible level of study Masters
Eligible departments

All departments (1-year courses)

Eligible country

Applications are restricted to candidates from Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Palestine (including Palestinians inside Israel)


Applicants must:

  • have an equivalent of a UK 2.1 degree or higher (see below for equivalencies)
  • provide evidence of your proficiency in English (usual requirement for each course is 6.5 in IELTS)
  • be under 35 years of age
  • be Jordanian, Lebanese, Syrian or Palestinian (including Palestinians inside Israel) and be resident in the Middle East
Does my undergraduate degree mark meet requirements?

The Foundation requires applicants to have the equivalent of a UK Upper Second class (2:1) degree or above - we suggest that you use the following information as a guide:

Jordan A score of 75-91% (GPA of 3.0/4.0 or 3.5/5.0) is considered comparable to a UK 2:1

Lebanon A score of 80-89% is considered comparable to a UK 2:1

Palestine A score of 85-89%/Very Good/ B is considered comparable to a UK 2:1

Syria Generally "Very Good" or a GPA of 80-89% from private universities and 70-79% from state universities is considered as equivalent to a 2:1

Decisions on Scholarships

Each application is carefully considered by trustees and staff of the Foundation and external assessors.  The Foundation bases its decisions on the candidate's academic excellence, the usefulness of the subject to the applicant's country, the applicant's leadership potential, future career intentions and their practical abillity to make use of the knowledge to be gained in the UK on their return to the Middle East.

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the Said Foundation.  Click here for frequently asked questions

Application deadline

The online form must be completed and submitted by 30 November 2015 for university courses which begin in September 2016. Students should have started the university application procedure and prove that they have done so (eg. university application or identification numbers) before applying for the scholarship










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