The Centre's scholarship programmes ran until the academic year 2016/17 and is now closed. The first of the programmes supported final year PhD students at LSE researching the region and the other Arab Nationals pursuing their Master's studies at LSE.
The LSE MEC Emirates PhD Scholarship provided support for PhD research at LSE on Middle East topics. The awards, based on need and merit, provide support for students who are in the final stages of their doctoral degree. Eligibility was restricted to students who will submit a thesis within the relevant academic year on any Middle East or Arab League member state and in any discipline.
The LSE MEC Emirates Master's Scholarship supported Arab nationals to study for Master’s Degrees at LSE. The programme was open to all nationals of Arab League States who intended to focus their studies on the Middle East (the 22 Arab League member states plus Iran, Turkey and Israel).
Both programmes were supported by the Emirates Foundation.
Please note that the Middle East Centre does not provide supervision for PhD students or module teaching. Students interested in joining LSE should contact the admissions office or the relevant department.