Aziz Foundation Scholarships at Goldsmiths, University of London

Aziz Foundation Scholarships at Goldsmiths, University of London
Developing Community Services Professionals from British Muslim Communities


The Foundation is offering two Masters scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year at Goldsmiths, University of London. The aim of these scholarships is to help develop a pool of professionals and practitioners capable of addressing the social challenges facing British Muslim communities. The focus is on supporting the development of practical leadership in all areas of community service and at all levels. The objective is to improve the skills of imams and chaplains, community and youth workers, and teachers and counsellors working on the ground, addressing complex social problems, so that they can deliver inspiring solutions to the highest standards in community service. The Foundation is keen, however, to support students who would like to pursue a career in community work not just to benefit Muslims, but all communities, secular and religious, in pursuit of their specific and common goals that will help create a more cohesive Britain.

The scholarships will cover tuition and living expenses for a year, up to a maximum of £25,000 in total. The range of courses to be supported is listed below. The successful applicants will be selected through an application and interview process managed by both Goldsmiths, University of London and the Aziz Foundation.

Further Support

Students will additional be supported through the Aziz Foundation’s Leadership Support Scheme (LSS), which will assist in developing their knowledge-base, personal qualities, leadership skills and professional networks. They will be matched with mentors to support and guide them during and after their study. They will further undertake two short placements with a community related or research organisation and a statutory sector agency respectively.


The selection process will favour those who will pursue careers in: chaplaincy, mosque-based work, social work, community work, and counselling.

Applicants should meet all the following requirements:

  • Have or be expected to achieve an upper second class or equivalent undergraduate degree from a reputable, internationally recognised university, such that an offer from Goldsmiths for postgraduate study is likely to be made, or;
  • In the absence of an undergraduate degree, be able to demonstrate strong community development experience and record;
  • Be active within their local and/or Muslim faith community and demonstrate a desire to develop intellectual skills within a secular / multi-faith environment;
  • Be able to demonstrate long-term commitment to community/societal development and good relations work through effecting community service;
  • Be eligible for Home fee status at Goldsmiths.
Application Process:

Applications are now closed

The Aziz Foundation welcomes informal enquiries from candidates considering an application.
Enquiries should be made to

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