University of Exeter funding: Said Foundation Postgraduate Schola

Said Foundation Scholarships

About the award

Each year the Said Foundation offers around twenty postgraduate scholarships to nationals from Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine and Syria who are also permanent residents in these target countries. However, the Foundation will consider Syrians residing elsewhere due to current circumstances in that country.

The scholarships are primarily offered for one year postgraduate courses in the UK but in exceptional circumstances it may be possible for them to consider candidates for two year courses.

There is no restriction on the chosen academic subject but priority is given to candidates who can demonstrate that their subject will enable them to contribute to the development of their home country.

Scholarships are awarded on merit, based 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.

The Foundation provides full funding. Scholarships cover tuition fees, full maintenance/living costs for the duration of your course, an arrival allowance, visa fees, IHS fees and one economy return flight.

How to apply

Applications for 2020/21 scholarships will open in 2019. Further details on how and when you can apply will be available on the Said Foundation website from July 2019.  

When the window for applications is open, please also make an application to the University of Exeter for your chosen graduate programme for 2020 entry.


Application deadline:1st November 2019
Number of awards:20
Duration of award:Variable
Contact: Said Foundation contact: University contact: