Funding opportunities

Scholarships and bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries; find out more on the money matters pages of the University’s Undergraduate Study website. Information about all awards is available on the searchable funding database that allows you to find all the studentships and bursaries for which you are eligible.

MArabic (Master of Arabic and Islamic Studies) programme

Students on the MArabic may be eligible for the competitive Sharjah Scholarships of up to £1,500 per annum (for up to four years). Find out more.

HRH Prince Alwaleed Al Saud Scholarship for short study courses abroad

Undergraduate Students pursuing a single or combined honours degree within the Institute may apply for this scholarship to further their studies. Students may spend 4-8 weeks in an Arab country to study Arabic or gather research material. Students may be awarded a grant of up to £1,500. Find out more.


A number of prizes are awarded each year to undergraduate students.

Alexandria Poetry Recitation Competition

A prize for the best poetry recitation. Value: £300

Batten-Pattar Prizes for History and Politics

These prizes are awarded annually to the best essays in History and Politics at level 2 and level 3. Value: £100 each.

Howard Feurtado Prize

There is a prize for the best fourth year dissertation. Value: £50

Tom Fattorini Award 'Best Performance in a BA Programme'

A plate is awarded annually to the student with the best set of results in the Level 3 final examinations. Value: £150 and a commemorative plate.

Year Abroad Photography Prize

The prize is awarded to the best photograph, accompanied by a short descriptive abstract, submitted by a student returning from the Year Abroad. Value: £200 annually.