Oxford Brookes Gaza Scholarship

Helping young Gazans make their mark on the world while offering hope


Oxford Brookes’ Gaza Scholarship was started in 2009 by Sir Iain Chalmers and Dr Paul Brankin OBE to indicate to Palestinians in Gaza that they hadn’t been forgotten.

Life in Gaza is often precarious. The local economy is stifled by the blockade, and for many ambitious young Gazans there are few local opportunities to progress. Higher education beyond Bachelor’s level is not available so scholarships such as this one, offering a chance to study for a Master’s, are a practical way of supporting talented Gazans to make their mark on the world.

Haya Abdalhadi

“The humanitarian situation in Gaza is very severe and I want to contribute positively to improving things. The reputation of the master’s at Oxford Brookes is well known and directly relevant so I searched and found this scholarship. This was my chance to come here.”

Haya Abdalhadi, MA Development and Emergency Practice graduate and Gaza Scholarship recipient

Past scholars

Since the Oxford Brookes Gaza Scholarship was established in 2010, our scholars have gone on to make significant impacts in a wide range of fields, including environmental sustainability, journalism, refugee support, cancer treatment and digital technology. And all of them have helped to promote Palestinian culture and carry the message of how much the people of Gaza have to offer the world.

We are tremendously proud of all our scholars and what they have achieved. As students they enriched our University community and as graduates they have made lasting impacts – in Gaza, the UK and globally. And we are determined to help many more Gazan students do the same in the future.

How to support

The Oxford Brookes Gaza Scholarship is funded through the generosity of individual donors.

By bank transfer

Our bank details, to which you can send your donation, are as follows:

Bank Name: Barclays Bank PL
Account Name: O B Dev Fund
Sort code: 20-65-26
Account number: 70839574
IBAN: GB88 BARC 206526 70839574

When transferring funds please state that you are donating to the Gaza Scholarship Fund, so we can ensure the money is correctly allocated.

By cheque

If you prefer to donate by cheque, please make this payable to Oxford Brookes University and send it to the following address:

Development and Alumni Relations
Directorate of Marketing, Recruitment and Engagement
Buckley 2.11
Oxford Brookes University
Headington Rd

If you have any questions, please contact Development and Alumni Relations on alumni@brookes.ac.uk

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Gift Aid

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