The Annemarie Schimmel Scholarship offers the opportunity to women from Pakistan to pursue postgraduate study in the UK.

The Scholarship was established in honour of Professor Annemarie Schimmel, to commemorate her great contribution to culture and poetry in Pakistan and her role as a dedicated woman scholar.

At a glance

  • Funding valueTuition fees and living expenses
  • Suitable for Applicants fromRest of World
  • DeadlineOn going
  • Funding provider(s)The Annemarie Schimmel Scholarship

What it covers

The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition and basic living expenses.

Who can apply

Candidates must have either a professional degree or they should have completed 16 years of education in a relevant discipline. They must be citizens of Pakistan and have a declared intention to return and pursue a career in Pakistan. Those having a minimum two year professional work experience will be given preference.

There is no restriction on age, but preference will be given to candidates between the ages of 25 and 40. A genuine need for financial assistance is an essential condition of the scholarship. Candidates must supply adequate evidence that they would not be able to study abroad without financial assistance. They must bear the expenses of air travel.

While not a requirement, preference will be given to applicants who have secured admission to a programme of study at a recognised institution of their choice in the United Kingdom. Candidates must have cleared their IELTS exam before appearing for the final interview held in November/December of the current year.

Applicable courses

This funding opportunity is applicable to many courses, please see the 'Who can apply' section for more information.

Further information

Selection will not be restricted to any subject. However, preference will be given to traditional humanities or sciences and also to humanitarian fields, such as public health, special education and ancillary medical fields, for example, physiotherapy and radiography. Studies in economic development, social sciences and modular courses in various disciplines will also be considered. Subjects excluded are journalism, business, management, IT, media, and gender/women’s studies. Candidates wishing to pursue higher learning in areas related to Annemarie Schimmel’s scholarship on Islam are encouraged to apply. The course of study can be purely academic or could involve practical training. Prospective candidates are strongly urged to acquire basic computer literacy and word processing skills.

How to apply

The annual deadline for applications is usually the start of June

The application form and further details can be found on the Annemarie Schimmel Scholarship website, or send a written request or email for application details to the following:

Annemarie Schimmel Scholarship
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Online, incomplete and late applications will not be considered.

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