Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences


The Aziz Foundation Scholarship

We are delighted to partner with the Aziz Foundation to provide scholarships for British Muslim students pursuing a Master’s degree at UCL Social & Historical Sciences.

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Applications to the 2023/24 Masters Scholarships are now closed.

Check back for more information about the 2024/25 application cycle in early 2024.

About the Aziz Foundation 

The Aziz Foundation was established in 2015 by the Aziz family with the objectives of reducing inequality in education and addressing the social challenges faced by British Muslims. The foundation provides financial and professional support to aid career advancement and empowers recipients to bring positive change to their communities, industry and society as a whole. 

Key Information

Value of award 

Full Master’s degree tuition fee (equivalent to one year, full-time).

Number of awards

Up to three scholarships will be available for students starting a Master’s in the 2024-25 academic year.

Available for

Prospective Master’s students


To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • Have applied to or received an offer holder for a taught Master’s in the UCL Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences
  • Be eligible for Home fees or be a forced migrant (as defined by UCL);
  • Demonstrate that you would be unable to self-fund your course
  • Be active within a Muslim community and demonstrate intimate knowledge of issues affecting British Muslim communities
  • Demonstrate a long-term commitment to community/societal development within Britain
  • Show how the course will increase your effectiveness in one of the following areas relating to British Muslims: 
    • Effective Advocacy and Enhance Public Perception – facilitating better representation and contribution of Muslims to civil society to combat Islamophobia and positively transform perceptions of British Muslims 
    • Community Service and Social Development – raising the aspirations and standards within British Muslim communities 

Visit the Aziz Foundation website to find out more about the eligibility criteria.

Application process

Scholarship applications are submitted via an online application form on the Aziz Foundation website. If your application is shortlisted you will be invited to attend an interview with the Aziz Foundation. 

Applications for Master’s study should be submitted via UCL’s online application portal. You do not need to have received an offer to study at UCL before applying for the Aziz Foundation Scholarship. 

An offer of study by UCL does not imply that this includes the Aziz Foundation Scholarship, nor does the awarding of an Aziz Foundation Scholarship imply that the applicant has been made an offer to study at UCL. 

Key dates

Applications to the 2023/24 Masters Scholarships are now closed. Check back for more information about the 2024/25 application cycle in early 2024.