Higher Education Scholarships for Palestinians (HESPAL)
HESPAL aims to create the next generation of senior academics who can maintain international quality standards at Palestinian universities and develop renewed and sustainable links between Palestinian and UK universities.
The scheme will upgrade academic staff in Palestinian universities through a Masters or PhD Scholarship programme.
How many Higher Education Scholarships (HESPAL) are available for Palestinians?
Looking ahead to the next academic year 2022/2023, we will continue to support five HESPAL PhD scholars from 19 different universities in the West Bank and Gaza which is a major commitment for the programme.
However, we hope to support a limited number of new master’s and 1-3 PhD's scholarships to start in the autumn 2022 or January 2023 as funding permits. In this we will give priority to candidates shortlisted by Palestinian universities last academic year (2022/2023) and in line with the priorities of our various funding partners. We will confirm any new awards as soon as funding commitments are finalised with our partners.
When is the deadline for applying?
Applications for the upcoming academic year are now closed.
Find out more about HESPAL's application proccess through HESPAL Guidance Notes document at the bottom of the page.