Said Foundation

The Said Foundation aims to bring positive and lasting change to the lives of children and young people in the Middle East. One objective is to encourage the education of young people for whom such opportunities would not otherwise be available.


The scholarships are available for a taught master's programme in any subject. Applicants should demonstrate that their chosen course of study will be of use to their home country or the Middle East region.

Applicants need to be Jordanian, Lebanese, Palestinian or Syrian, normally resident in the Arab world and not hold any form of British residency.

Scholarship amount

Four candidates who receive a scholarship from the Said Foundation will be eligible for an award from LSE for half the tuition fees.

How to apply

Details of the application timeline for these scholarships can be found here. Unfortunately applications for 2020/21 have now closed.

In line with our partnership agreement LSE will provide an award to cover 50 per cent of the fees for successful candidates.

Applicants will need to apply for admission to a taught master's programme via Graduate Admissions.

You will also then need to apply directly to the Said Foundation. In order to be considered for the LSE part of this scholarship you need to have secured a scholarship from the Said Foundation. The Foundation will then notify LSE of who will be getting the tuition fee top up.