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Scholarships

Information to assist Palestinian students in finding scholarships or funding to support their studies in the UK.

The Said Foundation Scholarship Programme

For nationals of Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine and Syria.
Primarily offered for: one-year postgraduate courses at one of 26 partner UK universities.
Will also consider PhD/DPhil applications for Oxford/Cambridge only.
Will not fund undergraduate.
No restrictions on academic subjects, but priority to candidates who can demonstrate that their subject will enable them to contribute to the development of their home country.

Requirements include: IELTS score requirement of 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each band.
Read full eligibility requirements here.
Applications open between August and November.
Interviews take place in March, with selection end of May.

More here

Chevening Scholarships + Fellowships

Fully-funded one-year masters postgraduate study in any subject at any UK university. Funded by the UK government and aimed at developing “world leaders”.

 

Must have:

    • an undergraduate degree
    • at least 2 years’ eligible work experience (details)
    • English language requirements (details)

Applications open in August, here.

Durham Palestine Educational Trust

Offers two scholarships for a one-year taught Masters at Durham University.
Will also fund at least five IELTS fee scholarships to candidates who can’t afford to take an English Language test.

Eligible if you:

  • Have applied to Durham University and received an offer
  • Have completed a degree at a university in the West Bank or Gaza and achieved a GPA there of at least 80% / 3.0 / B
  • Have been active in student / community life
  • Are resident of the West Bank / Gaza

Full criteria at: https://www.dur.ac.uk/durham.palestine/scholarships/

Gaza Oxford Brookes University Scholarship:

Offered to one student each year for a full-time Masters at Oxford Brookes. Covers full fees, accommodation and most living expenses.

Priority Fields of Study:
> Built Environment, Regeneration, Development and Environmental Management
> Development and Emergency Practice
> Public Health, Disease Prevention and Control, Rehabilitation and Social Care
> Law and Human Rights
> IT

Criteria:
> Undergraduate degree equivalent to a First or 2:1
> Under 35 years old
> IELTS score of 6.0-7.0 (with 6.0 reading and writing, 5.6 listening and speaking)
> Relevant work experience
> Will return to Gaza after completing studies

Get application info

Arab-British Chamber of Commerce

Assists Arab nationals with Postgraduate studies with £500 to £2000 of funding. Must have at least a 2.1 or GPA 3+ equivalent in their undergraduate degree.

To apply, contact:
Mr Hugh de Las Casas
Longmead
Benhall Green
Benhall
Saxmundham
Suffolk IP17 1HU

The Rhodes Scholarships (University of Oxford)

2 scholarships available for students from Syria, Jordan, Lebanon or Palestine (one specifically for a Syrian student) for a fully-funded graduate degree.

Must be:
Aged between 19 and 27
Syrian, Jordanian, Lebanese or Palestinian having received at least 5 years of education between age 9 and 22 in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, the West Bank, Gaza or Israel.
GPA over 3.75 or 4.0 expected

Find out more and apply

Islamic Development Bank: Merit Scholarship Programme (MSP)

Funds either a three year PhD or 6 to 12 months of postdoctoral research in science and hi-technology fields.

Research areas such as: Health, Agriculture, Water Resource Management, Alternative Energies, Infrastructure Development, Nanotechnology and Engineering ICT.

Eligibility:

Under 35 years old for PhD / Under 40 years for postdoctoral

More here

STEPS – St Andrews Education for Palestinian Students

Funding for one year Masters in any discipline. Applicants must have been accepted to a Masters at St. Andrews and may then apply for a STEPS scholarship. This covers full tuition fees, accommodation costs, a stipend of £350 per month and one ticket each way for travel to and from the UK.

The closing date for applications is usually mid April.

Apply via your St. Andrews University application portal.

Contact: info@stepspalestine.org.uk

More info

Gaza-Palestine Postgraduate Taught Scholarship

The University of Sheffield offers one taught postgraduate scholarship to a student from Gaza. It covers the cost of tuition and support towards living costs. Candidates must be a citizen of Gaza and hold an offer from the University of Sheffield for a Masters course.