Aziz Foundation Masters Scholarship2021 entry
The Aziz Foundation welcomes applications from British Muslims who wish to advance in their careers and bring positive change to their communities and beyond. The aim is to support emerging leaders who have a high level of commitment to the community as well as the aspirations to lead and inspire in their respective field.
Domicile for fee status
Level of study
Postgraduate Masters degrees - MSc and MLitt
Not available for distance learning programmes or other types of postgraduate degrees.
Year of entry
Entrants in 2021
Scholarships will be awarded to those with aspirations in the following subject areas:
Law – Candidates who hold high aspirations to excel in the legal profession and especially those who wish to become judges.
Media and Journalism – Candidates driven to ensure better representation in the media.
Policy – Candidates with a passion for influencing public policy in the UK, to ensure that it is equitable and responsive to the needs of minority communities, especially Muslim communities (excluding health policy)
Scholarships will not be awarded for study in natural or health sciences, engineering, or mathematics.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they fulfil the following criteria:
- Be active within a Muslim community and demonstrate intimate knowledge of issues affecting British Muslim communities .
- Be able to demonstrate long-term commitment to community/societal development within Britain.
- Demonstrate that they require financial assistance in order to undertake a Masters degree.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate that they fulfil at least some of the following criteria:
- Ability to successfully complete their proposed course of study.
- Dedication to bettering British Muslim communities and wider society.
- Ability to explain how the degree will benefit their career prospects and/or assist in developing in a current career geared towards community service.
- Willingness to advocate on behalf of communities.
- Desire to proactively tackle Islamophobia in society.
Duration of award
Value of award (per year)
Full tuition fees
Tuition or maintenance award?
Number of awards available
Up to 3 awards
Applicants must apply to the University for admission to a postgraduate degree and to the Aziz Foundation for the scholarship.
Please see the University website for advice on applying for admission to a postgraduate degree.
Please see the Aziz Foundation website for advice on applying for the scholarship.
Scholarship application deadline
The assessment and awards process will be carried out over two rounds. The deadline for the first round is 31 March 2021; the deadline for the second round is 16 July 2021.
Applicants for degrees starting September 2021 may apply in either round.
At what stage of my course application can I apply for this scholarship?
You must apply for a place on your chosen course at St Andrews before applying to the scholarship. You do not need to wait until you have received an offer of a place before applying for the scholarship.
When will I hear if my application has been successful?
The Aziz Foundation will confirm awards by mid-May (first round) or mid-August (second round).
Requirements of the scholarship
If applying to this scholarship, please be aware of the following requirements:
- Core personal details may be passed to the benefactors of your scholarship. Your name, the name of your town of origin, school/college and subject of study will be passed to the donor of the scholarship with your consent.
- Your scholarship award in subsequent years of study is conditional upon your successful completion of the academic requirements to progress in your proposed subject of study at the University of St Andrews. If your scholarship is subject-related then your award is usually also conditional upon your continuing to study that specific subject.
- Attendance at Development related scholarship events (including invitations to meet the donors) is strongly encouraged. You will be invited to these as appropriate by the Development Office.
- Submission of reports throughout the period of scholarship support. You are required to submit an Introductory Biography at the start of your award period and the Development Office will contact you towards the end of each semester for a report on your time at St Andrews to share with the donors of your award. This will be an annual cycle for the duration of your award.