Saïd Foundation Scholarships Programme 2018/19

Applications for our 2018/19 scholarships will be open at 09:00 (UK) on Monday 31 July until 23.59 (UK) on Wednesday 1 November 2017.

The Saïd Foundation Scholarships Programme aims to promote education and development in the Middle East by providing educational and training opportunities to outstanding individuals who demonstrate the potential to become leaders and innovators of change. Our scholarships help career development and enable individuals to achieve impact in their professional fields and bring benefits to others in their countries of origin. 

Find out more about our scholarship programme, and meet some of our former scholars.

Each year, we offer around twenty postgraduate scholarships to nationals from Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine and Syria.

Our scholarships are fully funded and are primarily offered for one year postgraduate courses. In exceptional circumstances it may be possible to consider candidates for two year courses. The Foundation also offers one or two PhD/DPhil scholarships a year at Oxford and Cambridge universities only. For further details on how to apply for a PhD/DPhil scholarship please visit


Before submitting your application please read the following important sections:



Please take your time to read all of the sections on the website relating to the scholarship programme. If you have a question which is not answered in any of the sections, including the FAQs, then please contact us as


Am I eligible to apply?

If you are interested in applying for a Saïd Foundation scholarship, answering these simple questions will help you to find out if you are eligible.

Are you Syrian, Lebanese, Jordanian or Palestinian and resident in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine or Israel?

Do you have an undergraduate degree of a high standard?

Does your English language meet an IELTS score of 6.0 overall and not less than 6.0 in each band?

Congratulations, it looks like you are eligible for a scholarship.
Sorry but you are not eligible for a Saïd Foundation scholarship.


Our University Partners

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Applicants for Saïd Foundation scholarships must apply to one or more of the Foundation’s partner universities. For a full list, view our University Partners.