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  • Oxford, UK Deadline varies depending on program (January 7th, 21st) 1 year

About the Scholarship

Jusoor, the Saïd Foundation, and St Antony’s College collaborate to offer jointly one master-level scholarship for a Syrian student who wishes to pursue their education at St. Antony’s College at the University of Oxford. The scholarship will be to study for a one-year postgraduate Master’s degree offered by St Antony’s College for the school year 2022-2023 and for a value of up to a maximum of  £44,910. The amount must cover college fees, university tuition fees, and a living stipend and is financed in partnership by Jusoor and the Saïd Foundation.
MBA, MPP and MFin degrees are not eligible. Please see this website to learn more about the deadlines for different programs.
 

Eligibility

In order to be considered for the scholarship, all candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:

- All Syrian nationals who are residing inside Syria or abroad will be automatically considered for the scholarship if they are accepted into a master's degree program at St. Antony’s College. There is no separate application for the scholarship. 
- Have relevant volunteer and/or work experience in the field of study.
- Have secured a place on the chosen program of study by the completion deadline.
- Priority will be given to candidates who demonstrate financial need.
- Candidates must be willing to actively engage with Jusoor and the Saïd Foundation if selected. 

Selection Criteria

- Academic achievement
- Personal achievement
- Interest in and commitment towards rebuilding Syria 
- Proven leadership abilities
- Demonstrated financial need
- Willingness to engage with Jusoor

How to Apply

deadlines (7th or 21st January depending on the Program). If the candidate has secured a place in their chosen program of study by March 2022 and fits the eligibility criteria, they will be automatically considered for the scholarship. There is no separate application for the scholarship. ">In order to be considered for this scholarship, candidates must apply to a one-year master’s degree program at St. Antony’s College at the University of Oxford by the January deadlines (7th or 21st January depending on the Program). If the candidate has secured a place in their chosen program of study by March 2022 and fits the eligibility criteria, they will be automatically considered for the scholarship. There is no separate application for the scholarship. 

St. Antony's accepts students in many Humanities and Social Sciences subjects, which can be found here

Funds Coverage

Only one scholarship will be offered.

The award is made for the full duration of a student’s fee liability for the agreed one-year course and has a maximum value of £44,910 (tuition fees between £25,430 and £30,330, living allowances of £14,580).

The student will also be reimbursed for visa costs (one standard student visa application and International Health Surcharge fees), and one return economy airfare to London.

Scholarship FAQs

Please carefully read the below:

How much is the scholarship award?
The scholarship will be for a value of up to a maximum of £44,910 (tuition fees between £25,430 and £30,330, living allowances of £14,580).

Which academic institutions are eligible?
Applicants must apply for admission to a full-time graduate course of study that is offered by St Antony’s College to start in 2022/23.

What are the courses offered?
St Antony’s College accepts students in a wide range of subjects in Social Sciences and Humanities Divisions. Please check the college’s graduate courses page for a list of the subjects they accept.

What are the requirements for this scholarship?
Applicants must meet the requirements for entry to their course, including English language requirements. See the University’s course guide for more information.

Do I have to pay the University of Oxford application fee? Will I be compensated?
You don’t have to pay the fee because Syrians get a fee waiver as residents of a low-income country. 

What do you look for in the ideal candidate?
We look for a balance of the following:
 1) strong undergraduate GPA;
2) volunteer and/or work experience relevant to your field of study; 
3) proven leadership ability as demonstrated through volunteer and/or work experience;
4) willingness and demonstrated intent to contribute to the redevelopment of Syria, and
5) demonstrated financial need.

How many awards will be given for this cycle?
Only one master-level scholarship will be awarded to a Syrian student who is residing inside Syria or abroad.

Who is the selection committee for this scholarship?
Following a meeting of the scholarship selection committee at St Antony’s College, all nominations are reviewed by Jusoor and the Saïd Foundation.

When will I be notified of my application status?
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.

How are awards disbursed?
If selected for the scholarship, the funding will be transferred to St Antony’s College who will be responsible for the distribution of fees and allowances on behalf of and to the selected scholar.