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Apply Now: 2024 Aziz Foundation Scholarship in UK

The Aziz Foundation Scholarship provides 100% tuition fee Masters scholarships to British Muslims studying at UK institutions.

The scholarships are designed for students who want to better their professions while also making a difference in their communities and beyond.

In this post, we will walk you through how to apply for the 2024 Aziz Foundation Scholarship

Aziz Foundation Scholarship Overview

Aziz Foundation Scholarship Details:

The Aziz Foundation Scholarship aims to give support to emerging leaders who have a high level of commitment and dedication to the community and who are able to demonstrate high level of leadership and inspire in their respective field. 

Please note that the scholarships are only open to those who qualify for Home Fees status in the UK, and applications from international students will therefore not be considered.

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Eligibility Requirements for Aziz Foundation Scholarship 2024

To be considered for the Aziz Foundation Scholarship, you must:

  • Be eligible for Home fees status
  • Be active within a Muslim community and demonstrate intimate knowledge of issues affecting British Muslim communities
  • Demonstrate long-term commitment to community/societal development within Britain 
  • Show how the course will increase their effectiveness in one of the following areas relating to British Muslims: 
  1. Effective Advocacy and Enhance Public Perception – facilitating better representation and contribution of Muslims to civil society to combat Islamophobia and positively transform perceptions of British Muslims 
  2. Community Service and Social Development – raising the aspirations and standards within British Muslim communities 

Benefits of Aziz Foundation Scholarship 2024

  • The Aziz Foundation Scholarship covers 100% Tution fee payiment for home staus students 

Subject available for Aziz Foundation Scholarship

Moreover, Aziz Foundation Scholarship will only be awarded to British Muslims with relevant experience and committed to progression in the following areas: 

  • Media & Journalism – Candidates who wish to champion diversity in the media to ensure fairer and more accurate reporting
  • Technology – Disrupters and innovators who use tech to offer novel and transformational solutions to society’s most pressing challenges
  • Sustainability/Environment – Candidates who wish to be at the forefront of the fight to save our planet and ensure a safer future for generations to come
  • Law – Candidates who hold high aspirations to excel in the legal profession and especially those who wish to become judges (excluding conversion courses)
  • Policy – Candidates with a passion for influencing public policy (excluding Health Policy) in the UK, to ensure that it is equitable and responsive to the needs of British Muslim communities
  • Arts & Culture – Creatives who can influence public discourses especially around Muslims and Islam through a variety of mediums
  • Sports – Candidates who are enthusiastic about sporting excellence and can make key contributions, through administration and management, to the industry

We shall not be accepting applications for science, health policy, or mathematics courses.

How to Apply for Aziz Foundation Scholarship

Applications for the Aziz Foundation Scholarship are submitted online.

The application form includes questions about previous education, work experience, financial means, a statement of no more than 1,000 words about how you meet the Foundation’s criteria, and the names of two referees.

If your application is shortlisted you will be invited to attend an interview.

The interview will be 30-45 minutes exploring questions around:

  • challenges facing British Muslims;
  • vision and hopes for change;
  • personal qualities needed to succeed;
  • financial barriers faced

Deadline: June 14, 2024

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who are these Scholarships for?

Muslims who wish to raise aspirations and standards and facilitate better representation of British Muslim communities in civil society.

What are the opening and closing dates for these applications?

Scholarship applications can be submitted from 12pm (noon) Monday 15th January and the final date to submit an application will be 12 noon Friday 14th June. Late applications will not be considered.

How do I make an application?

From January 2024, you can make an application through the Aziz Foundation website. You may only apply once in any given year.

What is the process time for this scheme?

Applicants will be notified within 6-8 weeks whether they have been shortlisted for an interview. The assessment and awarding process will be carried out over two cycles. The earliest start for courses we can consider is June 2024. If your course starts between June – August 2024, you must apply during cycle 1, otherwise we won’t be able to consider your application. For courses starting from September 2024, you may apply in either cycle.

Do I need to wait for an offer before applying for a scholarship?

No, you can and should apply for both the scholarship and course simultaneously. You must apply to a course as well as the scholarship. However, the only exception is if you are applying to Manchester Metropolitan University, in which case you will need to hold an offer from the institution beforehand.

When must my course start?

The course you are applying for must commence in the academic year 2024-25, entry from June onwards. You may therefore also apply for entry in January 2025. Please note that applicants hoping to gain admission to courses commencing early (i.e. prior to September) will have to apply in the first application cycle (see above).

Does the course have to be full-time?

No. We also fund part time courses and online courses.

Does the course have to be at a British university?

Yes, as long as the University has opted into the Foundation’s Preferred Partners scheme. Please see above for the full list.

Can I be funded to undertake a second Masters?

You can be funded, as long as you meet the other stipulated requirements.

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