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Jameel Scholarships

The Jameel Scholarships scheme for 2021/22 entry is now closed for applications. We will be announcing the Scholarships scheme for 2022/23 in due course.

The information on this page relates to the 2021/22 Jameel Scholarships scheme.

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.

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.

PhD Scholarship

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.

This 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.

How to apply

Scholarship applications for 2022/23 entry will open in April 2022.


For more information about our Jameel Scholarship scheme for 2022/23 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