Jusoor-Cambridge Scholarship

Cambridge, UK
Master's Degree
1 year
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About the Scholarship

Since 2015, Jusoor has partnered with the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust (CCEIT) to offer fully-funded master-level scholarships across a wide variety of disciplines. Three scholarships have been awarded to date. Awardees are committed to the redevelopment of Syria.

The Jusoor-Cambridge Scholarship is open to Syrian and Palestinian-Syrian men and women residing in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Türkiye, Egypt and Iraq.

The Last Day to Apply varies by program. Course funding deadlines will be 5 December 2023 or 4 January 2024, depending on the chosen course

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must:

  • be Syrian (including Palestinian with Syrian Travel Document), have lived continuously in Syria prior to the current crisis, and be currently living in Syria or one of its neighboring countries.
  • apply to take a Masters degree at the University of Cambridge, via the University’s online application process and by the published scholarship application deadline;
  • be offered admission by the University, and fulfill any admission conditions set by the University. All master’s degree programs at the University of Cambridge are eligible except for MBA,MFin and MAcc courses.
  • require financial support in order to take up the offer of admission.
  • show intent to contribute to the redevelopment of Syria. 
  • have a strong record of leadership and community engagement, as demonstrated through volunteer and/or work experience.
  • be willing to remain engaged with Jusoor’s community. 
  • preferably not already have a master’s degree. 

Candidates are only allowed to apply to one Jusoor scholarship. If you apply to a second Jusoor scholarship, only your first application will be considered

If selected for the scholarship, the successful candidates will be required to sign the Jusoor Scholar contract. The main points of the contract are outlined below, and selected scholars can request to read the contract in full before accepting the award. The awardee agrees:

  • To give Jusoor permission to use their name, photographs and biographies on Jusoor’s website, social media and in publications. 
  • To make efforts to attend online and in-person events when requested by Jusoor.
  • To submit a form provided by Jusoor each term to provide academic updates.
  • To agree that to the best of their ability, they will use the knowledge and skills gained through this scholarship to support the development of Syria.
  • To maintain good academic standing.
  • Not to serve as an official representative of any government and not to engage in activities of public nature that are likely to affect Jusoor negatively, while receiving funding from Jusoor.

Selection Criteria

Funds Coverage

The scholarship will meet University tuition fees, a maintenance/stipend for the length of the course from which to meet accommodation and living expenses sufficient to support a single student, and other allowances to meet visa costs, Immigration Health Surcharge, and travel.

How to Apply

Candidates must apply through the University of Cambridge. Please see this link for helpful information:    How Do I Apply? | Postgraduate Admissions (cam.ac.uk)

Application deadlines vary based on program; be sure to check the program's page for details.

We also recommend attending Postgraduate Open Day | Postgraduate Admissions (cam.ac.uk), which are online and include the following information:

  • Learn more about the courses on offer
  • Access webinars and resources from departments and faculties
  • Hear from students about their Cambridge experiences and find out more about life as a student here

Frequently Asked Questions

How many awards will be given?  

Up to one award will be given for the academic year starting in Fall 2024.

When will I be notified of my status?

Candidates will be notified of the final outcome of their scholarship application by the end of June 2024.

How do I choose the right university and program of study for me?

Jusoor encourages you to think critically about your academic and personal interests, professional goals, and passions when selecting a university and country of study. You can read more about how to select the right scholarship here

What documents are required for submission?

Please see the requirements for the program to which you are applying on the University of Cambridge’s website.

If awarded the scholarship, can the funding support my spouse and/or children?

Unfortunately not. The scholarship is intended to support only the scholar. Due to limited resources, Jusoor and the CCEIT cannot provide any financial or relocation assistance for your family, including help with visa arrangements.

Do I need to apply for admission to University of Cambridge before submitting my application?

You must apply to the University of Cambridge’s directly, not to Jusoor.

I earned my undergraduate degree in Syria. Am I still eligible to apply? 

Yes, absolutely

I earned my undergraduate degree in Syria and am having trouble obtaining my degree documents as proof of attendance/graduation. Can Jusoor help?

Unfortunately not. Through experience in this matter, we have learned Jusoor cannot be of assistance. This issue must be resolved with your university and the Ministry of Education where applicable.

Where can I find more FAQs?

You can find more FAQs here

Do I need to apply to Jusoor?

No, if you are admitted to Cambridge, you will automatically be considered for the Jusoor-Cambridge scholarship.


Applications Open
15 September 2023
Applications Close
Varies by program
May 2024
Award Announcement
June 2024

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