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The Saïd Foundation has offered educational scholarships and training opportunities since 1984. 

Our scholarship programme aims to empower young people through educational opportunities and encourage development of the Middle East. It is targeted towards outstanding individuals who demonstrate the potential to be a future leader and driver of change within our target countries.

By bringing talented students to study at a postgraduate level in the UK, our intention is to provide them with the skills and knowledge not yet available in the Middle East, to expose them to critical and independent ways of learning and thinking; and thereby helping to create future leaders in their professional fields. We have supported over 550 students to study in the UK, many of whom have contributed to the development of their professional sectors in the Middle East. Our growing body of alumni boasts leading health and development professionals, educators, business people, lawyers, engineers, environmentalists, artists and architects.

The Foundation hopes that its scholars will form a growing network of influence, contributing to the achievement of positive and lasting change in professional sectors that are considered a priority for helping the development of their countries.

Find out more about our scholarships


Meet some of our former students

Nawar Turk

From Syria, Nawar studied at University College London and achieved an MSc in Construction Economics and Management.

Nour Kuzbari

From Syria, Nour studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and achieved an MA in Social Anthropology of Development.

Nancy Hamad

From Lebanon, Nancy studied at the University of York and achieved an MA in Post-War Reconstruction and Development.

Ahmad al-Rashid

From Syria, Ahmad studied at School of Oriental and African Studies and achieved an MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development.

Hamza Arsbi

From Jordan, Hamza studied at the University of Manchester and achieved an MSc in International Development: Policy and Management.

Ola Amareen

From Jordan, Ola studied at the University of Southampton and achieved an MSc in Public Health.
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