Before completing the application process, you should look for suitable scholarships to fund your studies. Each university offers a range of need and meritbased scholarships as well as funds allocated specifically for students from Palestine and the Middle East.
Please note that PSI is unable to offer any financial assistance at this time.
Following a wave of successful student occupations in the wake of the Gaza massacre in 2008/9, the number of scholarships available specifically for Palestinian students are increasing in the UK. You should visit university websites and contact local Palestine student groups for more information. The British Council website is particularly useful.
We strongly recommend that applicants apply for funding from their chosen university as soon as possible to stand the best chance of securing financial assistance.
Other organisations also offer scholarships aside from universities themselvves. Please contact your British Council representative for more information on these.
Here's information regarding external organisations which you can contact:
You must be an Arab citizen (a student who is a permanent resident or a citizen of a non-Arab country does not qualify). You must be studying on a student visa and pledge to return home to the Arab World to work after graduation.
P.O. Box 3546. Dublin . OH 43016
Tel: 00 614 889-9420 Fax: 00 614 889-9430
Gives small top-up grants to students from Arab League countries.
11 Elvaston Place. London SW7 5QG
Tel: 0044 (0)20 7581 3522
Fax: 004 (0)20 7584 1977
Provides scholarships and grants in specific areas of study at accredited world institutions. Exhibitions, conferences, conservation projects and publications are also supported.
The Oriental Institute. University of Oxford
Oxford. UK OX1 2LG
Offers grants to help women graduates with their living expenses in the final year of PhDs while registered for study or research at an approved institution of higher education in Great Britain (i.e. England, Scotland and Wales); emergency grants to assist with the completion of an academic year’s work; bursaries to support accommodation costs in a hall of residence in central London for a period of up to four weeks.
13 Brookfield Avenue. Larkfield. Aylesford. Kent ME20 6RU
Tel: 0044 (0)1732 321139 or 0044 (0)207 404 6447
Offers scholarships for Arab students (including Palestinians). The programme aims at developing the knowledge capabilities of talented youth across the Arab World, by offering scholarships to pursue Master's Degree programmes in Business Administration (MBA), Public Administration (MPA), Public Policy (MPP) and Finance at leading international universities.
Dubai Health Care City. Building No 26, 7th Floor
PO Box 214444. Dubai
Contact: Karine Fahim Ataya
Tel: 00 971 4 4233 512
These scholarships are jointly awarded with International Students House. Full tuition fee waivers, accommodation at International Students House, living expenses and flights to and from London. You must be from Palestine and hold an offer for any full-time Masters degree at the University of Nottingham or University of Westminster.
For more information: http://www.peace-programme.org/
PARC aims to improve scholarship about Palestinian affairs, expand the pool of experts knowledgeable about the Palestinians, and strengthen linkages among Palestinian, American, and foreign research institutions and scholars. PARC’s 11th annual fellowship competition for post-doctoral and doctoral research in Palestinian Studies will provide two separate fellowship competitions: one for US scholars, and one for their Palestinian counterparts.
Palestine Office: Dr. Hadeel Qazzaz PARC Palestine. Director 6. Tel el-Zaater Street. 3rd Floor Al Amin Building. Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine
Phone: 00972 (2) 297 4240
For more information: http://parc-us-pal.org/
For Palestinians. Technical/scientific fields of study
The Foundation's existing programmes are designed to improve the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in our priority countries of Syria, Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan. Activities include providing scholarships to talented and worthy individuals for their further education, making grants to implementing organisations for child development projects in the region and the promotion of a better understanding of Arab culture through funding key partners in the United Kingdom.
Tel: 00 44 20 7 367 9910
54 Bartholomew Close
London EC1A 7HP
Sir Siegmund Warburg Scholarship
The Sir Siegmund Warburg scholarship, which will be available every year from 2009, will offer Palestinian and Israeli students the opportunity to undertake full-time postgraduate human rights study at LSE. To apply to this scholarship, you must hold an offer for Msc Human Rights at the London School of Economics.
For more information: http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/humanRights/teaching/MScScholarship.htm
Aims to alleviate poverty and promote cultural awareness. One of its aims is to raise financing for young Arab filmmakers to help them realise their visions and to promote cultural understanding in the West.
PO Box 48625
Wiedenfeld Leadership and Scholarships Programme
The programme aims to cultivate the leaders of tomorrow primarily from Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa by providing outstanding university graduates and young professionals with the opportunity to pursue postgraduate studies at Oxford University.
For further information contact Jordana Friedman, Scholarship Co-ordinator at the Weidenfeld Institute for Strategic Dialogue:
Phone: 00 44 207 493 9333