The University of Birmingham is one of the Aziz Foundation’s preferred partners. These institutions:
The Aziz Foundation is awarding 100% tuition fee Masters scholarships to five exceptional British Muslims lacking the financial means to complete postgraduate degrees, at the University of Birmingham for the 2021-22 academic year. These scholarships aim to empower British Muslims to bring positive change to their communities and beyond. Thus, they are aimed at those who:
The successful applicants will be selected through an interview process run by the Aziz Foundation. The scholarship will cover tuition fees only at the University of Birmingham. Applicants do not need to hold an offer prior to applying. However, please note that admission to the programme will depend on Birmingham’s separate admissions process.
Applicants should meet all of the following requirements:
Applications are submitted online, under the category ‘University of Birmingham’. The application form includes questions about financial means, a vision statement of no more than 1,000 words and the names of two referees.
Short-listed applicants will be invited for a 30 minute interview to explore questions around:
Successful applicants will show how the Masters course they wish to study increases their effectiveness in one of the following areas relating to British Muslims:
– Representation and Advocacy: increase representation and contribution of Muslims to civil society
– Community Development: raise aspirations and standards within British Muslim communities
Successful applicants will be supported through:
1. Leadership Support Scheme (LSS) – The LSS will offer training days and career mentors that further increase the chances of the scholars starting successful careers.
2. Aziz Scholars Association (ASA) – The ASA comprises of current scholars and alumni. It enables the scholars to synergise as well as coordinate induction and training days.