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Jameel Scholarships

The Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK (Islam-UK Centre) is pleased to invite applications for the Cardiff University Jameel Scholarships.

Founded in 2005, the Islam-UK Centre works towards the promotion of better understanding of Islam and the life of Muslims in Britain, through high quality teaching and research.

Its activities address issues which are central to the situation of Muslims in contemporary Britain. The Centre provides unique training and research opportunities for those seeking onward employment in a range of academic and non-academic careers.

With the help of a very generous gift, the Jameel Scholarships have been established to enable the very best students to come to Cardiff University – those who have the intellect and determination to apply their knowledge for the benefit of Muslim communities in the UK, and to promote better understanding of Islam in wider society.

The Islam-UK Centre based in the School of History, Archaeology and Religion is delighted to announce that the Jameel Scholarship scheme for 2021/22 is now open for applications.

MA Scholarships

These scholarships are available for study on the Islam in Contemporary Britain (MA) programme and comprise of full UK tuition fees, a £15,896 annual stipend and £1,000 towards your research costs.

The closing date for scholarship applications is Friday 21 May 2021.

PhD Scholarships

We are seeking exceptional UK resident applicants with a First Class or high Upper Second-Class Honours Degree or master’s degree.

Research proposals are invited on topics that clearly align with the research interests and expertise of staff at the Islam-UK Centre. Proposals must demonstrate exceptional academic merit, potential and relevance to Muslims in the UK.

Each three-year PhD scholarship comprises full UK tuition fees for the Religious & Theological Studies programme, a £15,896 annual stipend and £2,500 per year towards your research costs.

The closing date for scholarship applications is Friday 21 May 2021.

How to apply

To apply for a Jameel scholarship please complete one of the following application forms:

Completed application forms must be sent as an email attachment with the subject to include whether it is the MA or PhD scholarship that you are applying for.

You will also need to complete and submit the relevant referee report form with your application form:

Please submit all completed forms to


For more information about our Jameel Scholarship scheme for 2021/22 please email us for advice:

Jameel Scholarships

Applying was relatively straightforward and writing about my proposed research in that early stage proved really useful once I started the course as I already had my initial ideas. After joining the centre, I have been supported by both staff and other students, and it is a nice environment to study in.

Seherish, MA Islam in Contemporary Britain