Applications are restricted to candidates who are Syrian, Lebanese, Jordanian or Palestinian nationals ordinarily resident in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine or Israel. Applications are carefully considered by the trustees and staff of the Foundation and external assessors. The Foundation bases its decisions on the candidate’s academic excellence, the usefulness of the subject to the applicant’s country, the applicant’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.
Scholarships are offered for one year and two year postgraduate courses and for doctoral research (DPhil/PhD). The Said Foundation offers a number of full-cost postgraduate scholarships annually. The Said Foundation offers twenty postgraduate scholarships annually.
Apply for top 2015 scholarships and financial aid positions before application deadlines. Due to the volume of applications, they regret that they are unable to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications. The Foundation interviews shortlisted candidates in February/March in Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine. In exceptional circumstances, candidates may be interviewed by Skype. The Said Foundation offers a number of full-cost postgraduate scholarships annually at Oxford and Cambridge universities to outstanding individuals who demonstrate the potential to become leaders and innovators of change. Scholarships are offered for one year and two year postgraduate courses and for doctoral research (DPhil/PhD). There are no restrictions on academic subjects but priority will be given to candidates who can demonstrate that their subject will enable them to contribute to the development of their home country. The application deadline is 30 November 2015.