Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences


New Aziz Foundation Scholarships in Social and Historical Sciences

23 May 2022

UCL’s Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences is delighted to have partnered with the Aziz Foundation to provide up to three new scholarships for talented British Muslims to pursue Master’s degrees in the faculty.

Group of students sat on the stairs of the Student Centre

SHS is proud to have become one of the Foundation’s Preferred Partners, having demonstrated our commitment to widening participation at the postgraduate level, as well as providing tailored academic and pastoral support to our Muslim student population. The Aziz Foundation works to support British Muslims to bring positive change to their communities and beyond by sponsoring students to pursue postgraduate programmes. 

“I am utterly thrilled that UCL SHS has become one of our preferred partners. The Faculty has shown it is strongly determined to diversify the academy through transformative schemes such as ‘100 in 10’, and, more widely, it is deeply committed to creating an inclusive learning environment for British Muslim students. We are very much looking forward to sponsoring exceptional British Muslims studying at this prestigious institution.’

- Dr Zain Sardar - Programme Manager for the Aziz Foundation

Professor Sasha Roseneil said: 

“Students and staff from British Muslim backgrounds make an enormous contribution to UCL’s academic community, furthering our mission of critical inquiry and real-world problem solving. We are delighted to be partnering with the Aziz Foundation to advance our shared goal of supporting talented students from diverse backgrounds, as part of our strategic commitment to diversifying the academic community and providing opportunities for advanced study for members of under-represented groups.”

We look forward to working closely with the Foundation to widen access and increase opportunities at the postgraduate taught level for British Muslim communities. For more information, eligibility criteria and to apply please visit the Aziz Foundation website.

Scholarships are a powerful tool in achieving our vision of a diverse, fair and open UCL. Find out more about how you can invest in brilliant UCL students and help open up higher education to students from a wider range of backgrounds by contacting advancement@ucl.ac.uk