Sources of funding for students from the Middle East and Kazakhstan

As a general rule it is advisable that, in the first instance, you should contact your own Ministry of Education or Education Department, which will have details of most schemes and which will be able to advise you of your own government's conditions for studying abroad.

You should check carefully the eligibility criteria for any of the funding organisations before you apply to them.

Aziz Foundation

The Aziz Foundation is awarding 100% tuition fee Masters scholarships to youth lacking the financial means to complete postgraduate degrees at British universities. These scholarships aim to empower British Muslims to bring positive change to their communities and beyond. Thus, they are aimed at those who:

  • aspire to make a positive contribution to society – people who want to help others
  • view themselves as future British Muslim leaders – change makers

Information about the Aziz Foundation scholarships, including eligibility criteria and the application process can be found on the Aziz Foundation website.

Said Foundation Scholarships

The Said Foundation offers a number of scholarships annually to enable graduates to pursue postgraduate study or training. Information about Said Foundation scholarships, including eligibility criteria and the application process can be found on the their website.

King Faisal Foundation

King Faisal Foundation offers scholarships to outstanding Muslim graduates in the Islamic World to complete their higher education. Further information can be found on their website. 

Aga Khan Foundation

The foundation provides a limited number of scholarships each year for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Syria. The scholarships are awarded on a 50% grant : 50% loan basis through a competitive application process once a year in June or July. Learn more information.

Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program

JJ/WBGS sponsors students from developing countries to pursue one of the preferred and partner masters programs at participating universities around the world. Scholars must commit to returning home to their countries upon graduation in order to use their enhanced knowledge and skills towards their community's, country's or region's development. Learn more details on the program.