The LSE Middle East Centre Emirates Scholarship offers financial support for students from Arab states studying for a Master’s degree at LSE and who intend to focus their studies on the Middle East. The programme is funded by the Emirates Foundation.
The scholarship has a value of £30,000 which will cover full tuition fees with the remainder available to support living expenses in London.
Three scholarships will be offered each year. The scholars will also be affiliated to the Middle East Centre for the duration of their degree and will be encouraged to participate in the Centre’s research activities.
The scholarship will cover the tuition fees for any one year full-time Master’s programme at LSE (taught or research).
Applicants must be from the following countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine (West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza), Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, Yemen.
Students who pursued their undergraduate studies in the countries listed above (not necessarily their own) will be given priority.
Applicants must intend to focus their studies on the Middle East (defined here as the countries listed above plus Turkey, Iran and Israel).
Students will be asked to show that they will focus their studies on the Middle East through the modules they choose to enrol in or through their dissertation topic.
Examples of relevant modules include the following (this list may not be exhaustive):
IR419 International Relations of the Middle East
GV4F2 Popular Politics in the Middle East
GV4G5 The History and Politics of the Modern Middle East
IR481 Europe, the US and Arab-Israeli Relations
EU461 Economic History of Southeastern Europe and the Middle East, 1820-1970
EU438 Turkey: Political Economy and European Integration
HY435 Political Islam: From Ibn Taymiyya to Osama bin Laden
HY440 The Emergence of Modern Iran: State, Society and Diplomacy
IR461 Islam in International Relations: From Al-Andalus to Afghanistan