Aziz Foundation Scholarship (2022)

The Aziz Foundation is awarding 100% tuition fee Masters scholarships to five exceptional British Muslims lacking the financial means to complete postgraduate degrees, at the University of Sussex for the 2022/23 academic year. These scholarships aim to empower British Muslims to bring positive change to their communities and beyond.

What you get

Full fee waiver

Type of award

Tuition Fee Waiver


To be eligible to apply for these scholarships applicants must:

  • Be eligible for Home fees status
  • Be applying for a Masters in Media & Journalism, Technology, Sustainability/Environment, Law, Policy or Creative Content
  • Be active within  a Muslim community and demonstrate intimate knowledge of issues affecting British Muslim communities
  • Demonstrate long-term commitment to community/societal development within Britain 
  • Show how the course will increase their effectiveness in one of the following areas relating to British Muslims: 

Effective Advocacy and Enhance Public Perception – facilitating better representation and contribution of Muslims to civil society to combat Islamophobia and positively transform perceptions of British Muslims 

Community Service and Social Development – raising the aspirations and standards within British Muslim communities

You are not eligible for this scholarship if you are going to study the following courses:

  • Postgraduate diplomas
  • MBA
  • Online Masters
  • Corruption, Law and Governance LLM (delivered in Qatar)
  • Development Studies MA
  • Early Years Education (with Early Years Teacher Status) MA
  • Globalisation, Business and Development MA
  • Governance, Development and Public Policy MA
  • Power, Participation and Social Change MA
  • Poverty and Development MA
  • BSMS courses
  • PGCE courses
  • Schools direct teaching courses
  • Any Masters funded by the research councils (e.g. those receiving ESRC 1+3 funding)

Number of scholarships available

Up to 5 scholarships are available. 


11 July 2022 23:59

How to apply

Applications open 11 January.

The successful applicants will be selected through an interview process run by the Aziz Foundation. The scholarship will cover tuition fees only at the University of Sussex. Applicants do not need to hold an offer prior to applying. However, please note that admission to the programme will depend on Sussex’s separate admissions process.

For more information and to apply, please visit the Aziz Foundation website

Funding partners

The University of Sussex is one of the Aziz Foundation’s preferred partners. These institutions:

  • share core values with the Aziz Foundation and actively promote Widening Participation at postgraduate level   
  • are aware of concerns of unconscious bias and addressing the BME attainment gap
  • provide specific cultural and social support to BME students

Contact us


The Aziz Foundation will be hosting an Information webinar on Thursday 2 December, 16:30-17:30. Register via the Aziz Foundation website, to find out more about the scholarship and tips for applying.

Terms and conditions

Aziz scholars are not eligible for any other Sussex funded scholarship, such as the Sussex Graduate Scholarship.


At level(s):
PG (taught)

Application deadline:
11 July 2022 23:59 (GMT)


The award is available to people from the following country: