Our partners

In partnership with several UK universities and public and private sector organisations the Saïd Foundation is able to offer more scholarships to talented individuals from Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine. 

The British Lebanese Association (BLA) 

The Saïd Foundation has a long standing partnership with the BLA to jointly fund scholars from Lebanon. All fields of study will be considered except the following areas:

  • clinical medicine of all kinds including dentistry                           
  • business and financial studies
  • computer studies
  • engineering
  • any type of scientific research

There is no separate application process for a Saïd Foundation / BLA scholarship. In the Saïd Foundation scholarship application form all Lebanese candidates will be asked to indicate if they wish to be considered for a jointly funded award. Only Lebanese candidates who tick this box will be considered.

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Chevening Scholarship Programme 

The Saïd Foundation also partners with Chevening to jointly fund up to 12 scholars each year. 

If you wish to be considered for a joint Saïd Foundation/Chevening Scholarship you must check that you meet all the relevant eligibility requirements and, in addition to submitting a Saïd Foundation application, you must also apply to Chevening before their deadline. 

If you are selected as a Saïd / Chevening Scholar then your award will be jointly funded. The Saïd Foundation will pay your tuition fees and Chevening will fund your allowances and flights.

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UK university partners

Candidates should apply to one or more of the Foundation's partner universities. Our partners offer a wide-range of courses, in the unlikely event that a candidate is unable to find a suitable course then they must provide a thorough justification for their choice on the scholarship application form. The Foundation will only consider an application for study at a non-partner university if the proposed course is not offered by one of our partner institutions.

University of Birmingham

Founded in 1900, Birmingham is consistently ranked amongst the top 15 universities in UK national league tables and amongst the top 100 universities globally. With 11 Nobel Prize winners amongst its alumni and staff Birmingham is a research intensive university that is also renowned for its postgraduate teaching excellence in the fields of Engineering, International Development, Computer Science & Education.

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University of Bristol

The University of Bristol was founded in 1876 and is internationally recognised as one of the very best in the UK, thanks to its outstanding staff, excellent facilities and talented students. Located in the heart of a vibrant, creative and dynamic city, the University of Bristol is recognised globally for its high quality research, providing students with a world-class curriculum delivered by academics who are leaders in their fields. Bristol courses are shaped by the very latest thinking, and students work on real-life projects that are intellectually challenging, encouraging innovation and independence of mind.

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University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres, and a self-governed community of scholars. 

Its reputation for outstanding academic achievement is known world-wide and reflects the intellectual achievement of its students, as well as the world-class original research carried out by the staff of the University and the Colleges.

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Durham University

Durham University is distinctive - a Collegiate University with ancient traditions and modern values. We seek to achieve the highest distinction in research and scholarship which make a real difference to societies world-wide. We are equally committed to excellence in all aspects of learning, education and the transmission of knowledge. But Durham University is much more than that. The World Heritage Site at the heart of the City of Durham has been a leading centre of scholarship for over 1000 years, while our cosmopolitan Queen's Campus in Stockton is at the leading edge of Teesside's transition from an industrial to a knowledge economy.

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University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is the number one university in the UK for student satisfaction in the 2013 Times Higher Student Experience Survey. An internationally renowned university based on a distinctive and attractive campus, in the historic city of Norwich, we pride ourselves on the excellent academic, social and cultural facilities which we offer to over 15,000 students. UEA is ranked in the top 1% of HE institutions in the world and is a leading member of the Norwich Research Park, one of Europe's biggest concentrations of researchers in the fields of environment, health and plant science.

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University of Edinburgh 

The University of Edinburgh is a world-renowned university that has a rich history, noted alumni and distinguished scholars. From Nobel laureates and Olympic champions to space explorers and prime ministers, the University of Edinburgh has been influencing history since it opened the gates to its first students in 1583. In 2019 it was ranked 18th in the QS World University rankings.  Edinburgh is one of the world's top 20 universities, it is ranked 4th in the UK for research power and is 23rd in the world for graduate employability.

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University of Essex

We have established a worldwide reputation for top quality teaching and research since being founded in 1964. Over the past five decades we have grown to more than 11,000 students, including over 3,000 postgraduates, who come from all over the world to study at one of our three campuses in Colchester, Loughton and Southend.

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University of Exeter

The University of Exeter combines world class research with excellent student satisfaction at its campuses in Exeter and Cornwall. It is a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive universities. Formed in 1955, the university has 18,000 students from 130 different countries. Its success is built on a strong partnership with its students and a clear focus on high performance. Exeter's research focuses on 'real world' issues and recent breakthroughs include the identification and treatment of new forms of diabetes and the creation of the world's most transparent, lightweight and flexible conductor of electricity.

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University of Glasgow

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. Today we are a broad-based, research intensive institution with a global reach. Our research-led approach is one of the reasons why a degree from the University of Glasgow is so prized, but our students also benefit from opportunities to study abroad, improve their employability, take part in work placements and explore a wide range of social activities. As a result, we attract scholars from 120 countries around the world.

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Goldsmiths College

Internationally renowned for our creative and innovative approach to teaching and research, at Goldsmiths we offer undergraduate, postgraduate, teacher training and return-to-study opportunities in subjects covering the arts and humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, computing, and entrepreneurial business and management. We’re a small campus community with a global reach, bringing learning to life through powerful conversations and personal connections. Proud to nurture the best and the brightest minds, we’re looking at the world through our own lens.

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King's College London

King's College London was founded in 1828-9 by a group of eminent politicians, churchmen and others. King's was granted a royal charter by King George IV on 14 August 1829. King's professors played a major part in nineteenth-century science and in extending higher education to women and working men through evening classes King’s provides world-class teaching and cutting-edge research.King’s has over 24,000 students (including nearly 10,000 postgraduates) from 140 countries and over 6,000 employees.

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University College London

UCL was established in 1826 to open up education in England for the first time to students of any race, class or religion. UCL was also the first university to welcome female students on equal terms with men. Academic excellence and conducting research that addresses real-world problems inform our ethos to this day.

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University of Leeds

The University of Leeds was founded in 1904, but its origins go back to t­he nineteenth century with the founding of the Leeds School of Medicine in 1831 and then the Yorkshire College of Science in 1874. Now, the University of Leeds not only welcomes students from all over the United Kingdom, its reputation worldwide makes it a truly multi-cultural and international institution with students and staff from over 100 countries studying and working on campus.

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University of Leicester

The University of Leicester is re-framing the values that govern academia and re-defining what a university needs to be in the 21st century. We are constantly finding new ways of being a leading university. We are the only university to win six consecutive Times Higher Awards . The Times Higher Education applauded Leicester’s very different approach, describing us as “elite without being elitist”. 

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London School of Economics

LSE is a specialist university with an international intake and a global reach. Its research and teaching span the full breadth of the social sciences, from economics, politics and law to sociology, anthropology, accounting and finance. Founded in 1895 by Beatrice and Sidney Webb, the School has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence. 16 Nobel prize winners have been LSE staff or alumni.

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London Film School

The London Film School (LFS) is internationally celebrated

for its commitment to film, craft excellence, innovation and creative freedom. We are recognised by Creative Skillset as a Centre of Excellence Film Academy and is the oldest film school in the UK.  Deeply connected to local and international screen industries, we have an alumni spanning the globe, and working in every part of the film industry. 

Our students and alumni have won every major award in the screen industries, and we continue to foster and nurture the next generation of filmmakers. With around 220 full-time students, from over 30 countries, we are a dynamic hub for high quality film making activity, preparing creative storytellers for the world’s screen industries. The school is committed to collaborative practice-based learning and produces up to 180 films every year. The result is a dynamic and intensive film environment which creates global networks for life. 

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London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.

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Loughborough University

Loughborough University is a leading UK university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with industry, great graduate employment prospects, and unrivalled sporting achievement.

The University is a top 4 UK university (Guardian University League Table 2019) based on a superb 438 acre single-site campus at the heart of the UK and recently received the highest rating of Gold in the new Teaching Excellence Framework 2017.

Known for offering a life-changing student experience, Loughborough University has won the Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey eight times, and come top five no less than 11 times since the inception of the survey in 2006. Over the period of the survey, Loughborough University has enjoyed the best results in the country for student satisfaction.

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University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham is a member of the UK's prestigious Russell Group and the Universitas 21 global network, with a history dating back to 1881. Nottingham has consistently been ranked in the world's top 100 universities by the QS World University Rankings.

We are rated gold in the UK's Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) which assesses undergraduate teaching. We are also known for our pioneering research, and are ranked 8th in the UK for research power in the Research Excellence Framework (REF).  Russell Group and the Universitas 21 global network, with a history dating back to 1881. Nottingham has consistently been ranked in the world's top 100 universities by the QS World University Rankings.

More than 47,500 students from 150 countries study at our award-winning campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia. Here you will find beautiful green spaces and innovative buildings along with excellent facilities for study, leisure, sport and faith.Our students benefit from outstanding careers support and internship opportunities. They also enjoy a great student experience with over 300 clubs and societies to choose from. Nottingham is an exciting and historic city in central England, just two hours from London by train.

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University of Oxford

Oxford was the first University in the English-speaking world. Our aim is to remain at the forefront of centres of learning, teaching and research. Oxford’s remarkable global appeal continues to grow. Students from more than a hundred and forty countries and territories make up a student population of over twenty thousand. Over a third comes from outside the United Kingdom.

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Oxford Brookes University

Set in a historic student city, Oxford Brookes is one of the UK’s leading modern universities and enjoys an international reputation for teaching excellence and innovation as well as strong links with business and industry. Find out what makes Oxford Brookes unique.

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Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London, is ranked in the top 25 universities in the UK (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2019). We were founded by two social reformers who pioneered the ideal of education and knowledge for all who could benefit. Their vision lives on today. As one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities we are home to some of the world’s foremost authorities in the sciences, arts, business, economics and law. We are strengthened by diversity, and welcome students and academics who travel from all over the world to study and work here, ensuring an international and multicultural perspective within a close knit and historic campus.

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School of Oriental and African Studies

SOAS, University of London is the only Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. SOAS is a remarkable institution. Uniquely combining language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus, it has the largest concentration in Europe of academic staff concerned with Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

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University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is one of the top 1% of universities worldwide and consistently ranked within the top 20 UK universities. We are a research-intensive university and a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group. We offer over 200 postgraduate taught programmes across a wide range of areas, from Engineering, Science and Medicine, to Art, Business and Humanities.  Southampton is a thriving modern city, steeped in history and culture, situated on the south coast, just over an hour from London.

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University of St. Andrews

St Andrews is Scotland's first university and the third oldest in the English speaking world, founded in 1413. Over six centuries it has established a reputation as one of Europe's leading and most distinctive centres for teaching and research.

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University of Sussex

The University of Sussex is a leading higher education and research institution near Brighton, in the south of England. Sussex was the first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s, receiving its Royal Charter in 1961.  It is a leading research university, as reflected in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). Over 75 per cent of research activity at Sussex is categorised as world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*) in terms of originality, significance and rigour.

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University of Warwick

The University of Warwick is one of the UK’s leading universities with an acknowledged reputation for excellence in research and teaching, for innovation, and for links with business and industry. Founded in 1965 with an initial intake of 450 undergraduates, Warwick now has in excess of 27,000 students (2018/19 data) and is consistently ranked highly within UK and global league tables.

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