Saïd Foundation Scholarships (2023)

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.

What you get

Successful applicants receive:

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

Type of award

Full tuition fee waiver and maintenance

Funding type



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



31 October 2022 17:00

How to apply

Apply online at

Candidates will be asked to submit a number of supporting documents with their application, including educational transcripts/certificates, a CV and three recent references, so please read the guidance carefully before starting your application.

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Final selections take place during June 2023, the Foundation publish their timetable online.

Applications for 2024/25 open on 1 September 2023.


At level(s):
PG (taught)

Application deadline:
31 October 2022 17:00 (GMT)
the deadline has now expired


The award is available to people from these specific countries: