The Aziz Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship offers financial and professional support to British Muslims who are dedicated to bringing positive change to society.

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  • Students: UK
  • Value: Full tuition fee scholarship
  • Places: Five awards for those starting a valid course (see below) in academic year 2023-24
  • Application deadlines: 9 January to 31 March 2023 (cycle 1); 2 April to 30 June 2023 (cycle 2)


The Aziz Foundation was established in 2015 by the Aziz family, and is inspired by the values and teaching of Islam to support the most disadvantaged communities in Britain.

From 2019, the foundation has focused on supporting Muslim individuals by offering masters scholarships that allow recipients to progress in their careers and make meaningful contributions to their industry, community and society as a whole.

Successful applicants will receive a full scholarship for their tuition fees and access to a programme of training days and career mentors via Aziz Scholarships Plus and the Aziz Scholars Association.


Scholarships are awarded to UK individuals with career aspirations in media and journalism, technology, sustainability and the environment, law, policy (excluding health policy) and creative content.

You are required to meet all of the following requirements:

  • be eligible for Home fees status at the University
  • your course is not funded by the undergraduate funding system or the NHS - contact us if you are unsure
  • be active within a Muslim community and demonstrate intimate knowledge of issues affecting British Muslim communities 
  • able to demonstrate long-term commitment to community/societal development within Britain
  • demonstrate that you require financial assistance in order to undertake a masters degree

Full eligibility criteria on Aziz Foundation website

Students in receipt of one of the Aziz Scholarships are not eligible for the Alumni Reward discount.

How to apply

Applications are submitted online, via a portal on the Aziz Foundation website. You will need to demonstrate active engagement in British Muslim communities, a long-term commitment to community/societal development, and a need for financial assistance in order to undertake a masters degree.

The scholarship application process is undertaken independently of your study application to Sheffield. Both applications must be successful for a student to receive the scholarship.

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Application deadlines

  • Cycle 1: 9 January to 31 March 2023
  • Cycle 2: 2 April to 30 June 2023
Further information
  • You must be starting a new, stand alone postgraduate course to receive the Sheffield Postgraduate Scholarship 2023.
  • Students intending to take a Postgraduate Loan are classed as self-sponsored and are eligible to apply.
  • Courses that are funded by the undergraduate funding system or are NHS funded are not eligible.
  • Students who receive the Social Work Bursary from the NHS cannot apply.
  • Integrated masters, such as the MArch, are not eligible.
  • Students in receipt of the Sheffield MBA Scholarship or the Sheffield Postgraduate Scholarship are not eligible to receive the Aziz Scholarship.

Contact the funding team

For specific questions about fees, bursaries, scholarships and financial support, get in touch:

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