Below is the timeline for the 2020/21 Saïd Foundation Scholarships.

Applications open at 0900 (UK time) on Thursday 1 August 2019
Applications closed at 23:59 (UK time) on Friday 1 November 2019  

Eligibility check and assessment early November 2019 until end of January 2020  

Interviews will take place in March 2020 

Scholars will be selected by end of May 2020     

Application window 

 Applications for our 2020/21 Saïd Foundation Scholarships closed at 23.59 (UK time) on Friday 1 November 2019.


After submitting, your application will be assessed by the Saïd Foundation. It will firstly go through an eligibility check and only candidates who meet all of our eligibility criteria will progress to the assessment phase. Candidates who fail to meet all of our eligibility criteria will be notified by email by early-December 2019. Please be aware that due to the volume of applications, the Foundation is unable to provide individual feedback.
All eligible candidates will be assessed by officers from the Saïd Foundation and external experts. It is during this assessment that candidates will shortlisted for interview. If you are not shortlisted for interview, you will be notified by email in early March 2020. The Foundation will be unable to provide individual feedback to unsuccessful candidates however if you meet the eligibility criteria then you may reapply in future years.

Shortlist and interviews

Interviews will take place from March 2020. We conduct interviews in Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine. Syrian candidates will be interviewed via Skype.


The Foundation’s Board of Trustees will make its final selections in early May. Shortlisted candidates will be informed of the outcome by the end of May 2020 at the latest.

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