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.


The scholarship covers full fees, accommodation and most living expenses for the academic year.

 Applicants should fulfil the following criteria:

  • Wish to study for a one year full-time master’s degree at Oxford Brookes University
  • Have a good undergraduate degree (equivalent to a 1st/2:1)
  • Be under 35 years of age
  • Have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above
  • Have relevant work experience
  • Undertake to return to Gaza after completing their studies
  • Be in financial need


(Other areas may also be considered)

  • Built Environment, Regeneration, Development, Environmental Management 
  • Development and Emergency Practice 
  • Public Health, Disease Prevention and Control, Rehabilitation, Social Care 
  • Law, Human Rights 
  • IT


There are two aspects to the application required for this scholarship:

  1. Application for admission to a particular programme

Various fields of study are described at the following website: 

Applicants should apply using the relevant application form, by following the links to the desired program of study from the website: 

Application for the scholarship

Having made the application as described above, applicants for the scholarship should then write a covering letter of no more than 500 words, confirming that they have applied for admission to the university, stating which program they have applied for, and  explaining both how they meet the criteria and why they should be considered for the scholarship. 

The Scholarship application letter should be sent directly to The British Council in Ramallah, care of: to be submitted no later than 31 March 2016.