Closing Dates: 31 March 2022
The Aziz Foundation Postgraduate Study Award is now available to all eligible applicants with financial aid but wish to commence a Masters degree course work at the University.
This scholarship supports Muslim students from a Black, Asian and minority ethnic background during their higher education at the University of Westminster.
Aziz Foundation Postgraduate Study Award Study Eligibility:
Applicants must be a UK student and hold a September 2022 course offer for a full time or part-time Masters course at the University of Westminster.
You must be active within a Muslim community and demonstrate intimate knowledge of issues affecting British Muslim communities.
You must be able to demonstrate a long-term commitment to community/societal development within Britain.
Students with course offers in the following subject areas are eligible to apply:
- Media & Journalism
- Sustainability / Environment
- Creative Content
Applicants should meet all of the following requirements:
- Be eligible for Home fees status
- Be active within a Muslim community and demonstrate intimate knowledge of issues affecting British Muslim communities
- Demonstrate long-term commitment to community/societal development within Britain
- Show how the course will increase their effectiveness in one of the following areas relating to British Muslims:
- Effective Advocacy and Enhance Public Perception – facilitating better representation and contribution of Muslims to civil society to combat Islamophobia and positively transform perceptions of British Muslims
- Community Service and Social Development – raising the aspirations and standards within British Muslim communities
Applications are submitted online. The application form includes questions about previous education, work experience, financial means, a statement of no more than 1,000 words about how you meet the Foundation’s criteria, and the names of two referees.
The interview will be 30-45 minutes exploring questions around:
- challenges facing British Muslims;
- vision and hopes for change;
- personal qualities needed to succeed;
- financial barriers faced