The information below is for applicants commencing study in the 2020/21 academic year. This page will be updated with information for 2021/22 once it is available.

These scholarships aim to develop and empower graduates to bring positive change to British Muslim communites and beyond. They are designed to foster future leaders who aspire to make a positive contribution to society, raising aspirations and standards, and facilitating better representation of Muslim communities in civil society.

Eligibility

To apply for this scholarship, you must:

  • have applied for a master's level programme (PGCE, PGDip and PGCert programmes are not considered) starting in the 2020/21 academic year
  • be dedicated to bettering Muslim communities and wider society
  • be experiencing financial barriers to pursing further study
  • pursue a course that will benefit your career prospects and/or assist in the development of your current career geared towards community service
  • be willing to advocate on behalf of communities
  • qualify for UK/EU tuition fee status.

How to apply

Applications can be made on the Aziz Foundation website from 7 January 2020. The deadline for applications is 12pm (UK time) on 1 June 2020. Late applications will not be considered.

The application form includes questions about financial means, a vision statement of no more than 1,000 words and the names of two referees.

Short-listed applicants will be invited for a 30 minute interview to explore questions around:

  • challenges facing British Muslims
  • vision and hopes for change
  • personal qualities needed to succeed
  • means test – financial barriers faced (student debt and financial commitments).

Successful applicants will show how your master's programme will increase your effectiveness in one of the following areas relating to British Muslims:

  • representation and advocacy: increase representation and contribution of Muslims to civil society
  • community development: raise aspirations and standards within British Muslim communities.

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