SOAS University of London Scholarship Awards for Students from Africa 2012

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at University of London offer a wide-range of scholarships, bursaries and awards to support students undertaking degree programmes. A number of these scholarships however are available for students from Africa and other developing countries.

The scholarships and other awards listed below are distributed through a competitive application process with respect to financial need and/or academic merit. The range of scholarships is diverse – some support students from specific countries or a group of countries, while others focus on particular courses of study or research. Candidates for these award programmes will be assessed on academic merit.

The institute is working to increase the number of scholarships provided to students.

Application Deadline

All scholarships and awards applications must be submitted by 31 January 2012

Ferguson Scholarships

Number of Scholarship: 3

Value of Scholarship: £14,956

Duration: One year

Subject of Study

The 2012/2013 Ferguson Scholarships can only be used for:

  • Full-time MA African Studies
  • Full-time MA International Studies and Diplomacy
  • Full-time MA Social Anthropology of Development

Through the generosity of the Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable trust, three Ferguson scholarships have been established for African Students (African nationals and resident in Africa), who wish to undertake a taught masters course at SOAS. Each Ferguson Scholarship is valued at £14,956 and lasts for one year. The scholarships can be used for fees and the remainder towards maintenance. The Ferguson scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants should:

  • Be nationals of and resident in an African country
  • Hold (or be expected to obtain) an undergraduate degree at the first class level
  • Have applied for a place to study at the School at least four weeks before the scholarship closing date

How to Apply

You can apply for this scholarship via the online application form.

Find more details about this scholarship here

SOAS Master’s Scholarships – Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Number of Scholarship: 5

Value of Scholarship: £14,956

Duration: One year

Subject of Study

  • any full-time taught masters programmes in Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Part-time programmes are not eligible.

There are five SOAS Master’s scholarships available in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities.  The value of the SOAS Master’s Scholarships is equivalent of a Research Council Master’s Research Preparation studentship which was £14,956 for 2011/2012. The SOAS Master’s scholarship does not cover the Equal Learning Qualification – ELQ fee.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must possess or expect to be awarded a First Class Honours Degree or equivalent. Students with a non-UK degree to be adjudged in the top rank by their referees and transcript.
  • Applicants must possess or expect to be awarded a First Class in Dissertation
  • Applicants must also provide evidence of distinction e.g. scholarships, prizes, awards as indicators of excellent academic achievement in Undergraduate studies
  • This scholarship is open to UK/EU and overseas applicants.
  • Candidates will be assessed on academic merit

How to Apply

You can apply for this scholarship via the online application form.

Find more details about this scholarship Here

SOAS Master’s Scholarships – Faculty of Languages and Cultures

Number of Scholarship: 3

Value of Scholarship: £14,956

Duration: One year

Subject of Study

1 scholarship for:

  • the full-time MA Linguistics
  • the full-time MA Language, Documentation and Description
  • the full-time MA Applied Linguistics and Language Pedagogy
  • the full-time MA Translation Theory and Practice (Asian and African Languages)

1 scholarship for

  • the full-time MA Gender Studies

1 scholarship for:

  • the full-time MA Postcolonial Studies

There are three SOAS Master’s scholarships available in the Faculty of Languages and Cultures at SOAS.  The value of the SOAS Master’s Scholarships is equivalent of a Research Council Master’s Research Preparation studentship which was £14,956 for 2011/2012.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must possess or expect to be awarded a First Class Honours Degree or equivalent.  Students with a non-UK degree to be adjudged in the top rank by their referees and transcript.
  • Candidates will be assessed on academic merit

How to Apply

You can apply for this scholarship via the online application form.

Find more details about this programme here

SOAS Master’s Scholarships – Faculty of Law and Social Sciences

Number of Scholarship: 5

Value of Scholarship: £14,956

Duration: One year

Subject of Study

  • full-time taught masters programmes in the department of Development Studies (1 scholarship)
  • full-time taught masters programmes in the department of Economics (1 scholarship)
  • full-time taught masters programmes in the department of Law (1 scholarship)
  • full-time taught masters programmes in the department of Politics and International Studies (1 scholarship)
  • full-time taught masters programmes in the department of Financial & Management Studies (1 scholarship)
  • Part-time programmes are not eligible.

There are five SOAS Master’s scholarships available in the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences.  The value of the SOAS Master’s Scholarships is equivalent of a Research Council Master’s Research Preparation studentship.  For 2011/12, this was £14,956.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must possess or expect to be awarded a First Class Honours Degree or equivalent.  Students with a non-UK degree to be adjudged in the top rank by their referees and transcript.
  • This scholarship is open to UK/EU and overseas applicants.
  • Candidates will be assessed on academic merit

How to Apply

You can apply for this scholarship via the online application form.

Find more details about this scholarship here

General Note

Applicants must have applied for a place to study at the School preferably four weeks before the scholarship closing date (ie by 4 January 2012) but no later than the scholarship application deadline in order to be considered for this scholarship. The application for a place must be complete.

The assessment of your application will be based on the information you your application. Selectors will be looking at the degree results and also at academic references, statement and other relevant information.

About SOAS

The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is a college of the University of London and the only Higher Education institution in the UK specializing in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. It is a global academic base and a crucial resource for London.

The academic focus on the languages, cultures and societies of Africa, Asia and the Middle East makes SOAS an indispensable interpreter in a complex world.

 

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