Applicants for Saïd Foundation scholarships must apply to one or more of the Foundation's partner universities. The Foundation can consider an application for study at a non-partner university only if the applicant's proposed course is not offered by a partner. The Foundation's partners offer a wide-range of courses and, in the unlikely event that an applicant is unable to find a suitable course, they must provide a thorough justification for their choice on the scholarship application form.

A full list of the Foundation's partners can be found below.

Our University Partners

University of Birmingham

Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. Characterised by a tradition of innovation, research at the University has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made an impact on people’s lives.

University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres, and a self-governed community of scholars. Its reputation for outstanding academic achievement is known world-wide and reflects the intellectual achievement of its students, as well as the world-class original research carried out by the staff of the University and the Colleges.

Durham University

Durham University is distinctive - a Collegiate University with ancient traditions and modern values. We seek to achieve the highest distinction in research and scholarship which make a real difference to societies world-wide. We are equally committed to excellence in all aspects of learning, education and the transmission of knowledge. But Durham University is much more than that. The World Heritage Site at the heart of the City of Durham has been a leading centre of scholarship for over 1000 years, while our cosmopolitan Queen's Campus in Stockton is at the leading edge of Teesside's transition from an industrial to a knowledge economy.  

University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is the number one university in the UK for student satisfaction in the 2013 Times Higher Student Experience Survey. An internationally renowned university based on a distinctive and attractive campus, in the historic city of Norwich, we pride ourselves on the excellent academic, social and cultural facilities which we offer to over 15,000 students. UEA is ranked in the top 1% of HE institutions in the world and is a leading member of the Norwich Research Park, one of Europe's biggest concentrations of researchers in the fields of environment, health and plant science.

University of Essex

We have established a worldwide reputation for top quality teaching and research since being founded in 1964. Over the past five decades we have grown to more than 11,000 students, including over 3,000 postgraduates, who come from all over the world to study at one of our three campuses in Colchester, Loughton and Southend.

University of Exeter

The University of Exeter combines world class research with excellent student satisfaction at its campuses in Exeter and Cornwall. It is a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive universities. Formed in 1955, the university has 18,000 students from 130 different countries. Its success is built on a strong partnership with its students and a clear focus on high performance. Exeter's research focuses on 'real world' issues and recent breakthroughs include the identification and treatment of new forms of diabetes and the creation of the world's most transparent, lightweight and flexible conductor of electricity.

University of Glasgow

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. Today we are a broad-based, research intensive institution with a global reach. Our research-led approach is one of the reasons why a degree from the University of Glasgow is so prized, but our students also benefit from opportunities to study abroad, improve their employability, take part in work placements and explore a wide range of social activities. As a result, we attract scholars from 120 countries around the world.

Goldsmiths College

Internationally renowned for our creative and innovative approach to teaching and research, at Goldsmiths we offer undergraduate, postgraduate, teacher training and return-to-study opportunities in subjects covering the arts and humanities, social sciences, cultural studies, computing, and entrepreneurial business and management. We’re a small campus community with a global reach, bringing learning to life through powerful conversations and personal connections. Proud to nurture the best and the brightest minds, we’re looking at the world through our own lens.

The Institute of Education

Founded in 1902, as a teacher training college in London, the IOE is now a world-class research and teaching institution.  Our distinguished history and current mission are rooted in a commitment to social justice. We know that education transforms lives – and so do our supporters. A graduate college of the University of London, the IOE's turnover was more than £67m in 2011. Our research record, size and partnerships place us among the world's premier schools of education. With academics and alumni active across every continent, our reach is truly global.

King's College London

King's College London was founded in 1828-9 by a group of eminent politicians, churchmen and others. King's was granted a royal charter by King George IV on 14 August 1829. King's professors played a major part in nineteenth-century science and in extending higher education to women and working men through evening classes King’s provides world-class teaching and cutting-edge research.King’s has over 24,000 students (including nearly 10,000 postgraduates) from 140 countries and over 6,000 employees.

University College London

UCL was established in 1826 to open up education in England for the first time to students of any race, class or religion. UCL was also the first university to welcome female students on equal terms with men. Academic excellence and conducting research that addresses real-world problems inform our ethos to this day.

University of Leeds

The University of Leeds was founded in 1904, but its origins go back to t­he nineteenth century with the founding of the Leeds School of Medicine in 1831 and then the Yorkshire College of Science in 1874. Now, the University of Leeds not only welcomes students from all over the United Kingdom, its reputation worldwide makes it a truly multi-cultural and international institution with students and staff from over 100 countries studying and working on campus.

University of Leicester

The University of Leicester is re-framing the values that govern academia and re-defining what a university needs to be in the 21st century. We are constantly finding new ways of being a leading university. We are the only university to win six consecutive Times Higher Awards . The Times Higher Education applauded Leicester’s very different approach, describing us as “elite without being elitist”. 

London School of Economics

LSE is a specialist university with an international intake and a global reach. Its research and teaching span the full breadth of the social sciences, from economics, politics and law to sociology, anthropology, accounting and finance. Founded in 1895 by Beatrice and Sidney Webb, the School has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence. 16 Nobel prize winners have been LSE staff or alumni.

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.

Loughborough University

Loughborough is a fantastic place to study and work, boasting unrivalled sporting achievement, internationally acclaimed research and outstanding teaching quality – attributes that helped us to secure the prestigious Sunday Times ‘2008/2009 University of the Year’ award. Our attractive single-site campus provides an environment that is stimulating and supportive, offering first-rate facilities for both students and staff.  There is a real pride in the University that touches everyone associated with it.

University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham shares many of the characteristics of the world’s great universities. However, we are distinct not only in our key strengths but in how our many strengths combine: we are financially secure, campus based and comprehensive; we are research-led and recruit top students and staff from around the world; we are committed to internationalising all our core activities so our students can have a valuable and enjoyable experience that prepares them well for the rest of their intellectual, professional and personal lives.

University of Oxford

Oxford was the first University in the English-speaking world. Our aim is to remain at the forefront of centres of learning, teaching and research. Oxford’s remarkable global appeal continues to grow. Students from more than a hundred and forty countries and territories make up a student population of over twenty thousand. Over a third comes from outside the United Kingdom.

 

Oxford Brookes University

Set in a historic student city, Oxford Brookes is one of the UK’s leading modern universities and enjoys an international reputation for teaching excellence and innovation as well as strong links with business and industry. Find out what makes Oxford Brookes unique...

Royal Holloway

We are one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities, with 19 academic departments spanning the arts and humanities, sciences, social sciences, management and economics. We have one of the world’s most beautiful campuses with everything you need in 135 acres of parkland. We're ranked 1st in the UK for international outlook, and 4th in the world.

School of Oriental and African Studies

SOAS, University of London is the only Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. SOAS is a remarkable institution. Uniquely combining language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus, it has the largest concentration in Europe of academic staff concerned with Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

 

University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is already one of the top 15 research universities in the UK and has achieved consistently high scores for its teaching and learning activities.

University of St. Andrews

St Andrews is Scotland's first university and the third oldest in the English speaking world, founded in 1413. Over six centuries it has established a reputation as one of Europe's leading and most distinctive centres for teaching and research.

University of Warwick

The University of Warwick is one of the UK’s leading universities with an acknowledged reputation for excellence in research and teaching, for innovation, and for links with business and industry. Founded in 1965 with an initial intake of 450 undergraduates, Warwick now has in excess of 22,000 students and is ranked comfortably in the top 10 of all UK university league tables.