Aziz Foundation Scholarship

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Full fee waiver

Number available

Up to 9

Year of entry


Eligibility criteria

Applicants should meet all the following requirements:

  • Have applied to a taught master's programme at Goldsmiths.
  • Be a UK citizen, eligible for Home fee status.
  • Demonstrate active engagement in British Muslim Communities; a long term commitment to community/societal development; and that they come from a low-income background and require financial assistance to undertake Masters study.

Scholarships will only be awarded to British Muslims with the following career aspirations:

  • 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 and 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
  • Creative content: Creatives who can influence public discourses, especially around Muslims and Islam through a variety of mediums

Application deadlines

11 July

How to apply

1. Apply to Goldsmiths for a Course of Study

Complete the application process for your chosen course of study. This will usually require an interview and the submission of a statement with your application to Goldsmiths – this statement should address why you should be accepted onto your chosen course, and particularly your academic suitability for the course. The decision-making process for admission to a course of study at Goldsmiths will be independent of the scholarship application.

2. Apply for the scholarship

You can apply for the Aziz Foundation Scholarship using the online portal.

The assessment and awards process will be carried out over two cycles:

Cycle 1: Applications made between 11 January and 31 March at 12 noon. Interviews take place between February and April. Applicants are notified in mid-May.

Cycle 2: Applications made between 1 April and 11 July at 12noon. Interviews take place between May and July. Applicants are notified in late-August.

3. Attend the Aziz Foundation Scholarship Interview

If called, please attend the interview with Goldsmiths and the Aziz Foundation. Reasonable travel expenses can be reimbursed on production of receipts.

Selection process

Applications for the scholarship are made to the Aziz Foundation who shortlist, interview, and make offers according to the criteria above. The awarding of a scholarship does not imply that the applicant has been made an offer of study. Goldsmiths' usual application, admissions, and selection processes will apply.

An offer of study by Goldsmiths does not imply that this includes the Scholarship award. Applications for the scholarship must be made separately as outlined above.

*Discontinuation of study will normally result in the ending of the Scholarship. In cases where the student suspends study, the scholarship may only resume with the approval of the Aziz Foundation.

Goldsmiths scholarships and bursaries regulations can be found here.