Category: Scholarships & Funding Opportunities

Scholarships at Bristol University (UK)

Scholarships are available to international applicants for undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes at the University of Bristol.

Friends of Birzeit University Scholarships

Friends of Birzeit University supports the right to education and its role in the wider development of Palestinian society.

Fulbright Foreign Student Program

The Fulbright Program enables Palestinian students to pursue graduate-level study in the United States of America. Participants also have the unique opportunity to experience life in the United States and to share Palestinian culture and traditions with Americans. Participants are chosen through a merit-based, open competition in which leadership potential, academic excellence and ability to adjust to life in the United States are all considered.

Palestinian Rule of Law Awards

The Palestinian Rule of Law Awards provide scholarships for one-year academic master of laws (LLM) programs for qualified applicants from the West Bank and Gaza for study at selected law schools in the United States and the Central European University in Budapest.

Perimeter Scholarships

Perimeter Scholars International is a one-year master’s-level course in theoretical physics designed to bring highly qualified and exceptionally motivated graduate students to the cutting edge of the field in an intense, interactive training environment.

Taught by some of the world’s most brilliant physicists, students at PSI are fully integrated into the unique international culture and dynamic research atmosphere of a leading centre, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, while earning a Master of Science from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.

PhD Studentships for physics in Scotland

The Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA) opens a single front door into physics PhDs in Scotland. When you apply for a SUPA Prize PhD Studentship you will also be considered for all other funded places available in physics departments in Scotland.

SUPA is offering PhD studentships for outstanding students from anywhere in the world. These prestigious and competitive awards are intended to attract excellent students to study for a PhD in Scotland.

Chevening Scholarships

Chevening is the UK Government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British embassies and high commissions throughout the world.

Sackler Laboratory

A number of PhD & research opportunities at the Sackler Laboratory for Astrophysics (Netherlands).

International Astronomical Youth Camp

The International Astronomical Youth Camp (IAYC) is a three-week long summer camp aiming to promote knowledge of astronomy and related sciences in a unique international atmosphere.

Email for the application form. Grants up to €650 are available.

DESY Summer Students

DESY (Hamburg, Germany) is one of the world’s leading accelerator centres and offers a summer school.


This mobility funding has the goal of establishing or nurturing research, educational and/or development related collaborations between the United Kingdom (UK) and countries where astronomy research is not well established. Open for scientists, engineers or educators either based in the UK, or who will travel to the UK.

Scholarships at the Universities of Aberdeen, St. Andrew’s & Queen Margaret (Edinburgh)

Bespoke scheme for Palestinian students to undertake a Master’s degree. Two scholarships a year offered by the University of Aberdeen, St. Andrew’s University, Queen Margaret University (Edinburgh). The scholarship includes a fee waiver, research costs are normally covered but NOT living expenses. Candidates interested in this scheme should in a first instance identify a supervisor at the above institutions and agree a project. A formal interview is then arranged. If an offer is made to the candidate, the supervisor will then apply for a fee waiver on the applicant’s behalf.

Elphinstone PhD Scholarships

This scholarship covers a fee waiver for entire duration of the PhD programme, research costs are normally covered as well, but NOT living expenses. The scheme is open to all international students including Palestinians. Minimum eligibility criteria is a bachelor degree with an upper second class (2:1) or equivalent and/or MSc with distinction.

The Rhodes Scholarships at the University of Oxford

The Rhodes Scholarship is a postgraduate award supporting exceptional students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford.

Durham Palestine Educational Trust Scholarship

The Trust hopes to offer two scholarships for a one-year taught Master’s Degree at Durham University.

Gaza Oxford Brookes University Scholarship

The Oxford Brookes Gaza Scholarship Scheme is supported by the Asfari Foundation and was created in 2009, out of a strong will to support the people of Gaza through bringing in one student each year at graduate level to undertake a course of study leading to the award of an Oxford Brookes Masters’ degree.

Saïd Foundation Scholarships

The Said Foundation offers a number of scholarships annually. It also offers joint scholarships with selected universities in the UK. Find out more.


British Council HESPAL Scholarships

HESPAL aims to help create the next generation of senior academics who can maintain international quality standards at Palestinian universities and to develop renewed, sustainable links between Palestinian and UK universities.

The scheme will upgrade academic staff in Palestinian universities through a Masters or PhD Scholarship programme.