Jusoor Exeter Scholarship

Exeter, UK
Master's Degree
1 Year
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Last Day to Apply: 
March 28, 2024
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About the Scholarship

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 (Lebanon, Jordan, Türkiye , Iraq, Egypt)
  • Apply to study an eligible  Masters degree at the University of Exeter, via the University’s online application process ahead of the published scholarship application deadline
  • Demonstrate academic merit by being offered admission for September 2024 by the University, and fulfilling any admission conditions set by the University
  • Not already have a master’s degree
  • 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

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.

Selection Criteria

  • Academic achievement
  • Personal achievement and leadership
  • Financial need
  • Interest in and commitment towards rebuilding Syria

Funds Coverage

The scholarship offers full funding for flights, visa, health insurance, accommodation, a monthly living stipend and tuition. 

How to Apply

Step 1 – Apply online to the University of Exeter for your chosen Masters program from the list above for September 2024 entry. Please apply as soon as possible and no later than 29 February 2024. 

Step 2 – If you are made an offer of admission from the university (conditional or unconditional) then please apply for the scholarship using the form here by the deadline of 28 March 2024.

A personal statement (500 word maximum) is required as part of the form, responding to the following questions:

  1. How have you helped others in the last two years? Your answer may include service to your family, friends, school, or community, as well as to an NGO or a charity (please provide dates, locations, and hours contributed per week as relevant).

  2. How do you plan to contribute to the redevelopment of Syria? Your answer may include the relevance of your chosen programme of study and any planned efforts you intend to carry out through your work or volunteering. 

  3. What would it mean to you to receive a Jusoor-Exeter scholarship? Your answer may include both personal and wider benefits.

  4. How would you make the most of your experience as a Jusoor-Exeter scholar and serve as an ambassador for this scholarship initiative? Your answer may include your part in the campus community at the University of Exeter and more broadly around the world for Syrian students desiring to further their education. 

An interview stage will be included in the selection process, with scholarship board members from the University and Jusoor. Candidates will be notified of the final outcome of their scholarship application by 16 June 2024.

These awards are for one year only and cannot be held with any other University of Exeter scholarship, deferred or transferred from the specified program. To receive the scholarship following enrolment, 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. 

Jusoor uses the Open AI Text Detector to check for scholarship applications that use generative AI (ChatGPT, Bing Chat, Bard). If the scholarship board believe that your personal statement has been generated in this way and is not a personal response to the questions, they reserve the right withdraw your scholarship application from consideration.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many awards will be given?  

Up to two awards 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 16 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 Exeter’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 Exeter 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 Exeter before submitting my application?

Yes, you must apply to the University of Exeter directly for admission and then the scholarship, 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.


Applications Open
16 October 2023
Applications Close
28 March 2024
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Award Announcement
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