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University of London announces exciting new partnership with Aziz Foundation


The University of London is teaming up with the Aziz Foundation who will provide scholarships for up to five students wishing to complete a Masters.

Enabled by the generous support of the Aziz Foundation, the University of London is pleased to announce the availability of up to five master’s scholarships for the 2023-24 academic year. These scholarships will be awarded to exceptional students who are active in British Muslim communities.

Founded in 2015 by Asif Aziz, the Aziz Foundation’s work is guided by the principles of social justice, compassion, and cooperation. Awarding over 500 scholarships across partner universities since 2018, the Aziz Foundation actively works to reduce the equality gaps experienced by British Muslims through increasing access to postgraduate education and opportunity. 

Scholarships for the 2023/24 academic year will cover tuition fees for eligible students embarking on, or continuing their studies in, one of the following programmes: 

Through this scholarship programme, the University and the Aziz Foundation wish to widen access to individuals from social groupings who have been historically under-represented within higher education. 

The University invites applications from candidates who:

  • are eligible for Home Fees status
  • have received an offer of a place on one of the above eligible programmes
  • 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.

The University is delighted to have joined the network of Aziz Foundation partner universities and is grateful to the Foundation for providing this scholarship support for our students.

To apply for an Aziz Foundation Scholarship please visit the School of Advanced Study website or, if applying for the MA Urban History and Culture programme, please see the University of London Institute in Paris website

Professor Mary Stiasny, Pro-Vice Chancellor, International, Learning and Teaching at the University of London said:

“At the University of London, we recognise that education is the key to unlocking opportunities for individuals, regardless of their background. We are delighted to be partnering with the Aziz Foundation to support talented and driven students who are active within Muslim communities to pursue further study and to use their knowledge and skills to positively impact society.”

On the occasion of establishing the scholarship programme at the University of London, Mr Asif Aziz (Founder and Chair, Aziz Foundation) said:

"We are delighted to announce that the University of London is now one of our university partners. This decision was made due to the University's commendable efforts to increase access to postgraduate education and reduce educational disparities for under-represented students.

"Through our collaboration with the University of London, we hope for initiatives that foster inclusivity and enhance opportunities for postgraduate taught level education among British Muslim communities."