Palestinian Scholarship

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Successful applicants will receive a full tuition fee waiver, a living allowance of £19,550 for their year of study, and we will also pay for a return trip to and from the UK.

Number available

Up to three

Year of entry


Eligibility criteria

You must meet the general eligibility criteria and regulations. You must also:

  • Be Palestinian, priority will be given to those residents in the West Bank, Gaza or one of the Palestinian Refugee Camps
  • Be currently residing in Palestine or be a holder of Palestinian travel documents
  • Require a Student Visa to study in the UK
  • Be holding an offer of study on a taught Masters programme at Goldsmiths in 2024. Please note, if you are applying for a 2-year course, the scholarship will only cover 1 year.
  • Priority will be given to applicants who have not studied at a university outside the West Bank, Gaza Israel, or Lebanon
  • Priority will be given to applicants who have not previously completed a postgraduate degree or are studying for a postgraduate degree at the time of application

Application deadlines

Applications for 2024 are open from 5 February to 26 April. Please complete the application form at the bottom of this page between these dates.

If you wish to live in Goldsmiths accommodation you must make a separate application. Find out more about our accommodation and how to apply. Please include in the notes section that you are applying for the Palestinian Scholarship.

How to apply

The application form will be available below between 5 February and 26 April 2024.

Selection process

Successful applicants will be selected on a competitive basis.

Initial shortlisting by eligibility criteria will be completed by our Scholarships Co-ordinator. All applicants who meet the eligibility criteria are then forwarded to the next selection stage.

Applications will then be considered by an awarding panel. All panel members understand that applicants will have a broad range of differing skills, attributes and experiences, so they will give equal consideration to both the applicant’s academic record and their answers to the questions posed in the award application form. Panel members also understand that what is important is the content of the answers and their relevance to the questions, not the standard of writing.  

The panel will consist of representatives from Admissions, an academic department, and the Students’ Union (or associated student representative eg President of the Palestine Society). The panel will assess the applications against the stated criteria.

Final award recipients and reserve candidates will be decided by the panel.

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