Jusoor and Saïd Foundation Scholarship

Jusoor and Saïd Foundation Scholarship

St Antony’s College, in partnership with Jusoor and the Saïd Foundation, offers a scholarship for a student who is a Syrian citizen who is currently living in Syria or abroad, to study for a one year Master’s degree in the academic year 2022-23 at St Antony’s College in the University of Oxford. The scholarship is intended to fully cover Fees (between £25,430 and £30,330), living allowances (£14,580), visa costs and one return economy airfare to London.  

Jusoor is a NGO of Syrian expatriates supporting the country’s development and helping Syrian youth realize their potential through programs in the fields of education, career development, and global community engagement. As a community of Syrians living around the world working together to launch programs that benefit the Syrian community inside and outside Syria, it is committed to supporting the country’s development and drawing on the vast talents and experience of its global members to overcome the challenges the country faces.

The Saïd Foundation provides educational opportunities to talented young people and enhanced the capabilities of those working to relieve need and overcome disadvantage in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and the UK.

Am I eligible?

The scholarships are open to applicants who are Syrian nationals either currently in Syria or abroad.

Applicants must apply for admission to a full-time one year Master’s degree that is offered by St Antony's College to start in 2022/23 (except for the MBA and MPP courses). St Antony's College accepts students in a wide range of subjects in Social Sciences and Humanities Divisions. Our graduate courses page gives a list of the subjects we accept.

Applicants must meet the requirements for entry to their course, including English language requirements. See the University's course guide for more information.

The selected scholar will be asked if the college can share their contact details with the Benefactors as they wish to engage with the students they support.  The College will only do so following consent from the scholar.  The scholarship may not be awaraded if no suitable candidate is identified or they do not agree to engage with the Benefactors. 

What does it cover?

The award is made for the full duration of a student’s fee liability for the agreed course and is intended to fully cover Fees (between £25,430 and £30,330), living allowances (£14,580), visa costs and one return economy airfare to London.  

How do I apply?

In order to be considered for this scholarship, candidates must submit their application for graduate study to the University by the January deadlines (7th or 21st January 2022 depending on the programme applied to – check the University’s guidance on application deadlines) and must have secured a place on their chosen programme of study by the completion deadline (1st March 2022). 

It is helpful if candidates select St Antony's College in the ‘College choice’ section of the application form, though this is not compulsory. If you fulfil the eligibility criteria and apply for your course by the relevant January deadline you will be automatically considered for the scholarship as part of the admissions process. There is no need to submit a separate application for the scholarship.

How will I know if I have been successful?

Following a meeting of the scholarship selection committee at St Antony's College, all nominations are reviewed by Jusoor and the Saïd Foundation. Successful candidates will be notified by the end of May 2022. Applicants who have not received the offer of an award by the end of May 2022 should assume that they have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Further information

If you have any questions about this scholarship which are not answered above, please email the Senior Registry Administrator