What We Do

STEPS, St Andrews Education for Palestinian Students, provides funding to allow talented young Palestinians to come to the University of St Andrews for one year to study for a Master’s Degree.

Applications in all disciplines are considered. Our aim is to  better enable Palestinian students to return and make a contribution to their society.

STEPS provides for their expenses: travel, health insurance, accommodation and monthly maintenance. STEPS needs to raise about £15,000 per student per year. The University of St Andrews generously waives the tuition fees for two Palestinian students each year.

Applicants must first be accepted by the University for the Master’s course of their choice. Then they must apply for a STEPS scholarship. The closing date for applications for a STEPS scholarship is usually in mid-April each year.

STEPS scholars are chosen for their academic abilities to succeed in intensive courses of study of their choosing. All fields of study are open to applicants. We have supported scholars studying Photonics and Optoelectronics, International Business, Peace and Conflict Studies, Social Anthropology, and Sustainable Development.

Details of how to apply are on the University of St Andrews website.

STEPS is a registered charity (Scottish Charity No. SCO42518) and is administered by a board of trustees.