Our timetable

Applications for 2023/24 scholarships will open on Thursday 1st September 2022 and close on Friday 28th October 2022.

Below is the timeline for 2022/23 Saïd Foundation scholarships.

Application Window

Applications open at 9am (UK time) on
Wednesday 1st
September 2021

Applications close at 5pm (UK time) on
Friday 29th
October 2021


Eligibility check and assessment
early November 2021 until end of January 2022


Interviews will take place in March 2022

Final selections

Scholars will be selected by
beginning of June 2022


After submitting, your application will be assessed by the Saïd Foundation. It will firstly go through an eligibility check and only candidates who meet all of our eligibility criteria will progress to the assessment phase. Candidates who fail to meet all of our eligibility criteria will be notified by email in December 2021. Please be aware that due to the volume of applications, the Foundation is unable to provide individual feedback.

All eligible candidates will be assessed by staff from the Saïd Foundation and external experts. It is during this assessment that candidates will shortlisted for interview. If you are not shortlisted for interview, you will be notified by email in March 2022. The Foundation is unable to provide individual feedback to unsuccessful candidates however if you meet the eligibility criteria then you may reapply in future years.

Shortlist and interviews

Interviews will take place from March 2022. We conduct interviews in Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine. Syrian and Gazan candidates will be interviewed online.


The Foundation’s Board of Trustees will make its final selections in May 2022. Shortlisted candidates will be informed of the outcome by the beginning of June 2022.

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