6 UK scholarships for undergrad, postgrad Jordanian students


Published: 2018-04-21 12:31

Last Updated: 2022-07-06 15:42

Editor: Arwad Khalifeh

Scholarships are difficult but not impossible to get. (American Institute of Architecture Students)
Scholarships are difficult but not impossible to get. (American Institute of Architecture Students)

It’s a dream of many high school students in Jordan to complete their higher education overseas. Most of those pupils have their eyes set on studying in the UK, the USA or Germany because of the outstanding education and life-work skills they offer.

The truth is, studying abroad is very costly and only the wealthy can afford to send their kids off to the top universities across the world. That’s unfair to the brilliant minds who have the passion and good grades to pursue their higher education at the same universities, but can’t do it because of their financial status.

But there is light at the end of the tunnel: Scholarships.

Below, we list 6 organizations that offer Middle Eastern students scholarships to complete their BA and MA degrees in the UK.

1. MBI Al Jaber Foundation

This London-based foundation grants students from the Middle East a full scholarship to complete their Master’s studies at some of London’s top universities, in any field of their choosing. They also offer scholarships to students wishing to study MA Hospitality in Austria.

2. The Asfari Foundation

This foundation, established in 2006, is for students interested in studying at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford, the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House) and Campaign Bootcamp in the UK.

3. The Said Foundation

If you’re looking to pursue a Master’s degree or PhD at some of London’s most prestigious universities, this foundation is for you. Their Scholarships Programme started in 1984 and has an alumni of more than 750 successful students, who graduated in the fields of architecture, law, engineering, art, education and other fields of study.

4. The Denys Holland Scholarship at University College London

This scholarship is open to undergraduate students wishing to study any subject of their choosing at UCL. The scholarship is worth £9,000 per year for three years, subject to satisfactory academic progress.

5. University of Westminster Full International Scholarship

A competitive scholarship open to students wishing to pursue a full-time Undergraduate degree at the University of Westminster. The scholarship covers full tuition fee waivers, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from London.

6. Oxford-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme

This unique programme is designed to train future leaders. Since its foundation in 2007, over 175 scholars from 57 countries and studying across 30 different academic departments have taken part in the programme. The scholarship covers 100% of University and college fees and a offers a grant for living costs (of at least £14,553).