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'Green Futures' Postgraduate Taught Scholarships 2024/25: Jusoor-Exeter Scholarships

About the award

In our Green Futures Scholarships series, we are delighted to be partnering with Jusoor, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that works to offer international scholarships, refugee education and entrepreneurial programmes for Syrian children and young adults.

With their generous support, for September 2024 entry we are offering two fully funded Jusoor-Exeter Scholarships for Masters level study in the Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy - open to Syrian and Palestinian-Syrian applicants who reside in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Egypt or Iraq.

These awards are available for the following one-year, full-time, campus-based Postgraduate taught degrees:

Entry requirements

To apply and be considered for one of these awards, candidates must:

  • be Syrian (including Palestinian with Syrian Travel Document), have lived continuously in Syria prior to the current crisis, and be currently living in Syria or one of its neighbouring countries (Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq, Egypt)
  • apply to study an eligible Masters degree at the University of Exeter, via the University’s online application process 
  • demonstrate academic merit by being offered admission for September 2024 by the University, and fulfilling any admission conditions set by the University
  • not already have a Masters degree
  • require financial support in order to take up the offer of admission
  • show intent to contribute to the redevelopment of Syria
  • have a strong record of leadership and community engagement, as demonstrated through volunteer and/or work experience
  • be willing to remain engaged with Jusoor’s community.

How to apply

Step 1 – Apply online for your chosen Masters programme from the list above for September 2024 entry. Please apply as soon as possible and no later than 29 February 2024. 

Step 2 – If you are made an offer of admission (conditional or unconditional) then please apply for the scholarship using the form here by the deadline of 28 March 2024.

A personal statement* (500 word maximum) is required as part of the form, responding to the following questions:

  1. How have you helped others in the last two years? Your answer may include service to your family, friends, school, or community, as well as to an NGO or a charity (please provide dates, locations, and hours contributed per week as relevant).
  2. How do you plan to contribute to the redevelopment of Syria? Your answer may include the relevance of your chosen programme of study and any planned efforts you intend to carry out through your work or volunteering. 
  3. What would it mean to you to receive a Jusoor-Exeter scholarship? Your answer may include both personal and wider benefits.
  4. How would you make the most of your experience as a Jusoor-Exeter scholar and serve as an ambassador for this scholarship initiative? Your answer may include your part in the campus community at the University of Exeter and more broadly around the world for Syrian students desiring to further their education. 

An interview stage will be included in the selection process, with scholarship board members from both the University and Jusoor. Candidates will be notified of the final outcome of their scholarship application by 16 June 2024.

These awards are for one year only and cannot be held with any other University of Exeter scholarship, deferred or transferred from the specified programme. To receive the scholarship following enrolment, the successful candidates will be required to sign the Jusoor Scholar contract. The main points of the contract are outlined below, and selected scholars can request to read the contract in full before accepting the award. The awardee agrees:

  • To give Jusoor permission to use their name, photographs and biographies on Jusoor’s website, social media and in publications. 
  • To make efforts to attend online and in-person events when requested by Jusoor.
  • To submit a form provided by Jusoor each term to provide academic updates.
  • To agree that to the best of their ability, they will use the knowledge and skills gained through this scholarship to support the development of Syria.
  • To maintain good academic standing.
  • Not to serve as an official representative of any government and not to engage in activities of public nature that are likely to affect Jusoor negatively, while receiving funding from Jusoor. 

 * Jusoor uses the Open AI Text Detector to check for scholarship applications that use generative AI (ChatGPT, Bing Chat, Bard). If the scholarship board believe that your personal statement has been generated in this way and is not a personal response to the questions, they reserve the right withdraw your scholarship application from consideration.


Application deadline:28th March 2024
Number of awards:2
Value:Full tuition fee waiver, stipend for living costs and separate travel costs allowance
Duration of award:for 1 year
Contact: International scholarships