Below is the timeline for the 2019/20 Saïd Foundation Scholarships.

1 August 2018Applications open at 09:00 UK time
1 November 2018Applications close at 23:59 UK time
November 2018 - March 2019Application assessments
Mid-March 2019Interviews
End of May 2019Scholars selected

Application window

The application deadline was 23:59 UK time on Thursday 1 November 2018.

It will not be possible to extend the deadline or accept late applications under any circumstances.


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 2018. 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 2019. 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 mid-March 2019. 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 2019 at the latest.

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