The Saïd Foundation has offered educational scholarships since 1984. Their scholarships programme aims to empower people through educational opportunities and is targeted towards individuals who demonstrate the potential to become leaders and drivers of change within their target countries of Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine.

Scholarships are primarily offered for one-year master’s degree courses; in exceptional circumstances it may be possible to consider candidates for two-year courses.

Applications in all subject areas are considered, but candidates should demonstrate how their chosen course will enable them to contribute to the development of the region.


To be considered for a Saïd Foundation scholarship, candidates should:

  • Hold Syrian, Jordanian, Lebanese or Palestinian nationality
  • Hold an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK 2:1 or higher (or be in the final year of an undergraduate degree)
  • Have work and/or voluntary experience relevant to their field of study and a clear career path
  • Demonstrate leadership potential in their chosen field

Candidates must also apply for a course at one of the Foundation’s partner universities, meet their English language requirement and submit all required documentation. For more information, please visit their website.

How to apply

Please visit the Saïd Foundation website for more information on the application process and to apply. Candidates will be asked to submit a number of supporting documents, including university transcripts, a CV and three recent references, so please read the guidance carefully before starting your application.

Applications open at 9.00am (UK time) on Friday 1 September 2023.

The deadline for applications is 5.00pm (UK time) on Tuesday 31 October 2023.