In order to be considered for a Saïd Foundation Scholarship, candidates need to meet the Foundation’s English language requirements. 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 it is your responsibility to check the eligibility of your English test results with your proposed university. The Foundation cannot do this for you or give you advice on partner universities' English requirements.

If you have already taken an IELTS test then please upload a copy of your test certificate to your application before you submit. If you have not taken a test prior to applying for a scholarship, you will need to register for a test and provide details of the test booking in your application prior to submitting.

The Foundation can consider other test results only if they have been approved by your proposed UK university. If you have questions about your proposed university’s English language requirements please contact them directly.

Candidates who are selected for an interview will be asked to provide proof that you have met the English language requirements of both the Saïd Foundation and your proposed university.



TOEFL results are no longer being accepted by many UK universities. If you have a TOEFL result and you want it to be considered, you will need to provide the Foundation with evidence that your proposed UK university will accept it.