Persia Educational Foundation is a non-governmental UK-registered charity.

Its mission is to provide scholarships and educational opportunities to Iranian descent students.

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  • Persia Educational Foundation announces its third Persia Mirzakhani Scholarship Recipient

    (London, 4 May) – An outstanding PhD student at University College London’s Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, Sara Javidnia, has been awarded the prestigious 2020-2021 Persia Mirzakhani Scholarship. Ms Javidnia’s research focusses on the biology of ageing. Her work explores the effects of RNA polymerase III on ageing by investigating ways to improve health […]

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  • Gifting In Your Will

    A PERFECT WAY TO SUPPORT EDUCATION OF IRANIANS IN UK Persia Educational Foundation was formed to support Iranian descent students studying at UK universities. It launched its first STEM scholarship, the Persia Mirzakhani Scholarship for Woman in STEM, in September 2017 in association with the top UK research university, UCL. It is now expanding its […]

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OUR IMPACTMaryam Mirzakhani Scholarship for Women

In honour of the late award-winning Stanford mathematician, Maryam Mirzakhani (May 1977-July 2017), Persia Educational Foundation has established the Persia Mirzakhani Scholarship for Women. Professor Mirzakhani was the first woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal in mathematics.

The scholarship is designed to support education of Iranian descent women of any age or citizenship enrolled in a Master of Science or final year of a Doctorate programme studying STEM at the prestigious University College London.

The scholarship is a total of GBP 1500. Eligible applicants are encouraged to submit their application for the 2020-2021 academic year to Persia Educational Foundation by 5:00 pm BST on Monday, 1 February 2021. Following review and consultation by an independent panel, the scholarship results will be announced on 3 May 2021, marking the anniversary of the birth of the late Professor Mirzakhani.

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SHOW YOUR SUPPORTWristband Campaign

The Persia wristband campaign is designed to support a unique scholarship fund. This fund is used to award scholarships to students between the ages of 11 to 15, who are interested and involved in character or civic education at their school or in their community. Its motto ‘Education is a Girl’s Best Friend’ is designed to highlight the importance of education for all, in particular girls who bear the potential of becoming mothers, the first educators of the next generation.


DONATEGifting In Your Will

As part of this effort, Persia is launching its gifting program. Gifting in wills is the perfect way to advance education among younger Iranians and advance both the Iranian community and the greater society here in the UK and beyond. The monies left in wills to Persia Educational Foundation will go towards offering scholarships to deserving students selected by our independent academic panel of experts.

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Exhibitions and Presentations

  • Joint Event Highlights Women’s Role in Iran

    ICAVI, Persia Educational Foundation and Kayhan London host joint event celebrating International Women’s Day and the work of UNSR, Asma Jahnagir Highlighting women’s dedication to the cause of equality in Iran, London-based organisations, the International Coalition Against Violence in Iran, Kayhan Life, and Persia Educational Foundation; join efforts on Saturday, 3 March 2018. As Iranian women […]

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  • The London Children’s Book Fair at Parasol unit

    Introduction Parasol unit is hosting the second edition of The London Children’s Book Fair on 15 and 16 December 2017. Open to all from toddlers to teens and families, this year’s edition focuses on storytelling. Everyone has a special story to tell. Why promote literacy? Parasol unit is located in the London Borough of Hackney, […]

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  • Small Media: Wasted Youth

    On Tuesday, 10 October 2017 Small Media and Persia Educational Foundation hosted an event at University College London to mark the International Day of the Girl Child. The event served as the launch of a new Small Media report entitled Wasted Youth: Children’s Rights in Iran. This timely report identifies a number of areas in which Iran […]

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Thank youOur Sponsors

In addition to anonymous donors, the following have generously supported our initiatives as well as joint efforts: