University of London


Aziz Foundation / University of London

Institutional partner in Focus: University of London.

Applications are made directly to The University of London.

The University of London was founded on the principles of equality in 1836, and is well-placed to increase access to postgraduate study for students active in British Muslim communities. Strongly committed to furthering equality, diversity and inclusion in higher education, these values remain enshrined in the Institute’s statutes.

The University’s Equality and Inclusion Strategy 2021–25 centres around developing institution-wide good practices. This incorporates mandatory sessions for staff, such as Let’s Talk about Race training, designed to increase understanding of how race informs institutional equity, enabling all staff to feel more confident in having discussions on these sensitive topics.

The University of London’s Race Equality Group also provides a forum for BAME staff to meet and share their personal experiences and initiate conversations on race equality issues.

Up to five scholarships will be awarded per academic year, covering tuition fees for students embarking on one of the eligible programmes listed below.


Application Process

Step 1 – Apply to the University

Step 1 – Apply to the University of London

Candidates must apply directly to the University of London for a place on one of the eligible programmes and secure a conditional or unconditional offer.

Step 2 – Complete the Scholarships Application Form

After receiving an offer, candidates must complete the Aziz Foundation scholarships application form via the relevant websites, dependent on the selected programme. Where indicated on the form, candidates should demonstrate how they meet the criteria for the Aziz Foundation scholarships and how they would use the scholarship in their future work. The closing date for receipt of applications to the relevant Institute is TBC.

Step 3 – Attend a discussion with the University of London and Aziz Foundation representatives

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a short dialogue with representatives from the University of London and the Aziz Foundation, to discuss the candidate’s application and any further information the candidate believes would support their application.

The dialogues will be conducted electronically via telephone or digital platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc. A timeframe for these dialogues will be confirmed with shortlisted candidates, but they are anticipated to take place in late June/early July 2024.

The University selection panel will assess candidates’ applications based on information provided on scholarship application forms and the information they provide in their interview. A representative from the Aziz Foundation will review applications in order to participate in the interview.



Candidate Eligibility: 

The University of London invites applications from candidates who:

  • are eligible for Home Fees status;
    have received an offer of a place on one of the eligible programmes below;
  • are demonstrably active in British Muslim communities;
  • can demonstrate a long-term commitment to community/societal development and how the programme will increase their effectiveness in one of the following areas relating to British Muslims: effective advocacy and enhancement of public perception; community service; or social development.

Programme Eligibility

The following programmes – offered at the School of Advanced Study or University of London in Paris (ULIP) – are eligible for scholarship support:

  • MA Understanding and Securing Human Rights
  • MA Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies
  • LLM Drafting Legislation, Regulation and Policy
  • MA Cultural, Intellectual and Visual History
  • MA in the History of the Book
  • MA Urban History and Culture (ULIP)
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