Saïd Foundation Welcome Day 2019

6 December 2019
On Saturday 23 November the Saïd Foundation was delighted to formally welcome our 2019/20 scholars to the UK.

New 2020/21 Rhodes Scholars

14 November 2019
Two new Rhodes Scholars have been selected to receive prestigious Rhodes Scholarships for Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine.

2020/21 Saïd Foundation scholarship applications are now open!

1 August 2019
We are delighted to announce that applications for our 2020/21 scholarships are now open.

Announcement of the Saïd Foundation Alumni Achievement Prize Winner 2019

1 July 2019

Each year the Saïd Foundation Achievement Prize is awarded to an individual judged to have contributed significantly to the development of the region and to have shown the positive impact of their studies as a Saïd Foundation scholar. The first prize was awarded in 1995 and to date 24 alumni have been recognised by the Foundation.

Saïd Foundation Annual Dinner 22 June

27 June 2019
Mr and Mrs Saïd hosted the Saïd Foundation’s annual dinner on Saturday 22 June at Drapers Hall in London.

Join Amal for a summer of events

24 June 2019
Join the Foundation for a summer of Amal-supported events happening across the UK.

Osney Power Station

20 May 2019
Wafic Saïd has gifted the Saïd Business School £15 million towards its new world-class executive education centre.

Hands Up for Syria Appeal-Three years on

15 May 2019
In 2016 the Hands Up for Syria Appeal raised a total of £4.15 million from generous donors.

Saïd Foundation Scholar Welcome Day 2018

29 November 2018

On Saturday 24 November the Saïd Foundation was delighted to formally welcome our 2018/19 scholars to the UK.  The scholars first attended a three hour training session on academic writing. The aim of the session was to help the new scholars to adapt to the UK academic system and to prepare them for producing written assignments for their postgraduate Masters courses.

The Foundation relaunches Amal and welcomes grant applications

17 August 2018

The Foundation is pleased to relaunch the Amal website and to be welcoming grant applications again. During the pilot year, we supported 39 brilliant projects and we are looking forward to developing new partnerships in the months to come. There are a few changes to look out for, which can be found in our new Guidance for Applicants here.
With around 400 events and audience numbers of almost 30,000 reached last year, we anticipate a lot more to come. Check out the new Media section of the Amal website where we’ll be adding videos and photos from our partners.
Please share the news.  We look forward to receiving applications. 
For more information visit

Saïd Foundation alumna receives top nursing award!

2 August 2018
Alumna Intima Alrimawi was recently awarded the Virginia Nurses Association 40 Under 40 Award for exceptional nursing leaders.

2019/20 Saïd Foundation Scholarship applications are now open!

1 August 2018
To apply for a scholarship you must complete an online application by 23:59 (UK time) on Thursday 1 November.

Alumna meets Duke of Cambridge during historic visit to Palestine

28 June 2018
During his first official visit to Palestine the Duke of Cambridge met Saïd Foundation alumna Darin Zeidan at a ceremony at the British Consulate.

Rhodes Scholarship Applications open 1 June 2018

1 June 2018
We are pleased to announce that applications for The Rhodes Scholarships for Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine (SJLP) have just opened!

The Foundation publishes its findings report on its 2017 Amal pilot

23 May 2018
The project is supporting the rich diversity of Muslim cultures and arts in the UK, including storytelling, theatre, poetry, film, music and dance.

The winner of the 2018 Alumni Achievement Prize is announced

15 May 2018
Hiba graduated in 2015, having researched the experiences of Syrian refugee children in schools in Lebanon.

Said Foundation Annual Dinner

15 May 2018
​Wafic and Rosemary Said hosted the Said Foundation’s annual dinner on Saturday 14 April at the Hurlingham Club in London.

The Saïd Foundation 2017 Review

14 May 2018
The Saïd Foundation hosted more than 200 students, partners and special guests at its Annual Dinner in April 2018.

Hands Up for Syria Appeal - two years on

9 May 2018
​In 2016 the Hands Up for Syria Appeal raised a total of £4,129,841 from generous donors.

Journey from Gaza to Uxbridge

16 March 2018
​Alumna Mona Jebril has recently published an article​ in the Times Higher Education about her experiences as a Gazan student studying in the UK.
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