Saïd Foundation

The Saïd Foundation generously co-funds twelve Chevening Awards available to applicants from Jordan, Lebanon, The Occupied Palestinian Territories, and Syria wishing to study any one-year taught master's programme at one of the Saïd-Partner universities.

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The Saïd Foundation has awarded educational scholarships since 1984. The Saïd Foundation scholarship programme aims to empower people through educational opportunities and to encourage the development of the Middle East. It is targeted towards outstanding individuals who demonstrate the potential to become leaders and drivers of change within our target countries of Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine.

Applications in all subject areas will be considered. Candidates should demonstrate how their chosen course will help them to contribute to the development of the region. Candidates who wish to be considered for an award co-sponsored by the Saïd Foundation and Chevening should apply separately to both awards. Candidates can apply for a Saïd Foundation scholarship at

Candidates should apply to one of the Saïd Foundation’s partner universities to be eligible for a co-funded award (a full list can be seen below or on the Saïd Foundation website).

These universities are:

  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Cambridge
  • Durham University
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Essex
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Glasgow
  • Goldsmiths College
  • Imperial College London
  • King’s College London
  • University College London
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Leicester
  • London School of Economics
  • Loughborough University
  • Univrsity of Nottingham
  • University of Oxford
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Royal Holloway University
  • School of Oriental and African Studies
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Sussex
  • University of Warwick
  • University of York

Please note, applicants can be considered for non-Saïd partner universities if the proposed course is not offered by a partner university.