Our timetable

Applications for 2024/25 Saïd Foundation scholarships are now open and will close at 5pm UK time on 31st October 2023.

Application Window

Applications open at 9am (UK time) on
Friday 1st
September 2023

Applications close at 5pm (UK time) on
Tuesday 31st
October 2023


Eligibility check and assessment
early November 2023 until end of January 2024

Deadline for meeting the Foundation’s English language requirement and providing evidence of having applied to your chosen courses
26th January 2024


Interviews will take place at the end of February-March 2024

Final selections

Scholars will be selected by
beginning of June 2024


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 2023. 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 2024. 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 the end of February 2024. 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 2024. Shortlisted candidates will be informed of the outcome by the beginning of June 2024.

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