Saïd Foundation Scholarships (2021)

Five Masters scholarships for students from Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria. One is available to a student at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and up to four for students in any other University of Sussex department.

Type of award

Full tuition fee waiver and maintenance


Successful applicants receive:

  • fully-funded tuition fees
  • a maintenance allowance
  • economy travel to and from country of residence


To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • Hold Syrian, Palestinian, Lebanese or Jordanian nationality
  • Hold an undergraduate degree that is equivalent of a UK 2.1 degree or higher
  • Have received an offer for an eligible course at Sussex (this can be conditional/unconditional)

Saïd Foundation Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit and applications are carefully considered by officers and trustees of the Foundation and external assessors. The Foundation bases its decisions on the candidate's academic excellence, the usefulness of the subject to the candidate's home country, the candidate's leadership potential, future career intentions and their practical ability to make use of the knowledge to be gained in the UK on their return to the Middle East.

For the full eligibility criteria please visit the Saïd Foundation website

Number of scholarships available



30 October 2020 0:00 (GMT)

How to apply

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Interviews are due to take place in March 2021 and scholars will be selected by the end of May 2021.

Further information about this process is available on the Saïd Foundation website


At level(s):
PG (taught)

Application deadline:
30 October 2020 0:00 (GMT)
the deadline has now expired


The award is available to people from these specific countries: