Applications are invited for Said foundation grants available for postgraduate study at the master level at UK universities. Applications are restricted to candidates who are Syrian, Lebanese, Jordanian, or Palestinian nationals ordinarily resident in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, or Israel.
The grants Programme provides students and young professionals, recognized for their leadership potential, with educational and training opportunities that will help their career development, will enable them to achieve impact in their professional fields and ultimately bring benefits to others in their countries of origin.
A valuable opportunity for postgraduate degree level students.
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The Said foundation grants Programme aims to promote education and development in the Middle East and to provide students and young professionals with educational and training opportunities that will help their career development, enable them to achieve impact in their professional fields, and bring benefits to others in their countries of origin.
University or Organization: The Said Foundation
Course Level: Postgraduate degree level
Access Mode: Online
Number of Awards: 30
Nationality: Nationals from Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, and Syria
The program can be taken in the UK
Application Deadline: October 30, 2020
Applications for 2021/22 financial aid positions will open at 12:00 midday UK time on Tuesday 1 September 2020 and close at 12:00 midday UK time on Friday 30 October 2020.
- Applications are restricted to candidates who are Syrian, Lebanese, Jordanian or Palestinian nationals ordinarily resident in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine or Israel.
In order to be considered for a Saïd foundation grant all candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Hold Lebanese, Jordanian, Palestinian or Syrian, nationality. Candidates must permanently reside in the Foundation’s target region however 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 relevant to their field of study and a clear career path on completion of their studies and return to their home country or region.
- Demonstrate leadership potential in their chosen field or sector.
Additional eligibility criteria for Ph.D./DPhil candidates
In addition to the above criteria, candidates for Ph.D./DPhil programs must also:
- Apply for a Ph.D. or DPhil course at either the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge only.
- Hold an existing teaching post at a university in their home country and who can clearly demonstrate the need for the proposed research in their home country.
How to Apply
- How to Apply: Students will be required to submit their online application.
- Supporting Documents: Applicants have to provide a copy of high school marks/certificate, a copy of university transcripts, and a graduation certificate. If they have not yet graduated, they should submit a copy of university marks to date, a copy of passport or national ID card, a copy of English language results, an offer letter from, Three references;
- Ph.D. applicants only: In addition to three references, they must also submit a supporting statement from their proposed university supervisor or another academic/professional expert which supports the relevance of and need for their studies at the Ph.D. level in their home country.
- Admission Requirments: Applicants must have applied for an eligible course at a Foundation partner university (or have legitimate exceptional reasons for applying for a non-partner university).
- Language Requirements: Applicants need to provide evidence that they meet the Foundation’s English language requirement. This is a score in IELTS of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each band. However, some UK universities have higher English language requirements and if they are selected for an interview they must provide proof that they have met their proposed university’s requirements.
Benefits: The Said Foundation offers a number of full-cost postgraduate placements annually.