Saïd Foundation

The Saïd Foundation works in the UK and the Middle East. In the UK it offers scholarship programmes and assists the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, whilst in the Middle East it seeks to improve the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in its priority countries.

The Further Education Programme promotes education, training and development by providing financial and other support to talented young people from the priority countries so that they can acquire skills and knowledge that would not otherwise be available to them.

The Foundation works with the Cambridge Trust to offer the following scholarships:

  • Saïd Foundation Cambridge Scholarship, available to Master's applicants from Syria, Lebanon, Jordan or Palestine
  • Churchill Palestinian Studentship (in partnership with Churchill College), available to Palestinian Master's applicants in any subject

For more information about all the scholarships the Saïd Foundation offers, see the scholarships section on their website.

A separate external application is required for this scholarship

To ensure that they are considered for this scholarship, applicants must:

Candidates should hold Syrian, Jordanian, Lebanese or Palestinian nationality and be permanently resident in one of these countries. The Foundation will consider Syrians residing elsewhere due to current circumstances in the country.  

Candidates should to hold an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK 2:1 or higher (or be in the final year of undergraduate degree).

Candidates should have professional and/or voluntary experience relevant to their field of study and a clear career path, and demonstrate leadership potential in their chosen field.

Applications in all subject areas are considered; candidates should show how their chosen course will help them contribute to the development of their home country or the region.

Note for students

You are encouraged to use the Trust's scholarships search to find all the awards for which you may be eligible.