University of London FDPS Progression Scholarships 2020/2021 for Pre-Masters Students

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FDPS is offering Pre-Masters scholarships to provide international students with a thorough preparation for entering demanding Master’s degrees at British universities or at universities, research institutes or business schools abroad where the language of instruction is English.

Application Deadline: 31st May, 2020

Eligible Countries: International 

To be taken at (country): United Kingdom

About the Award: The Foundation Diploma for Postgraduate Studies is one of the longest running and most comprehensive Pre-master’s programmes in the UK and provides a complete package of preparation for postgraduate study including academic subjects, a research project and research methods classes, as well as academic English and study skills.

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The SOAS pre-master’s programme is a ten-month course providing academic and language preparation for international students who want to enter Master’s degrees (taught and researched) at British universities in Social Science, Business and Management-related studies, Arts and Humanities.

The FDPS Progression Scholarships scheme will run for a fifth year for students starting their Pre-master’s in 2020.

Once again we will be awarding six scholarships to students joining FDPS in September 2020. We will double the value of the scholarship to £2000 if you go on to a Master’s degree at SOAS starting in September 2021. FDPS students are guaranteed offers on Master’s programmes at SOAS. See the FDPS Progression page for a full list of the marks required for entry to each Master’s programme.

Type: Pre-Masters Studies


  • To be eligible for a scholarship, you need to accept the offer of a place before 31 May 2020 so please apply early. You can find the application form on the FDPS programme page.
  • You won’t need to apply separately for the scholarships. In June we’ll consider all students who have accepted offers by the end of May.
  • If you enrol on to a Master’s at SOAS in 2020, you’ll receive the £1000 scholarship as well as the 5% fee discount which all FDPS students going on to SOAS receive, so you’ll save over £2000 on your Master’s fees.

Number of Awardees: Six(6) scholarships

Value of Scholarship: 

  1. £1000 will be deducted from the balance of the fees owed by each of the scholarship winners which should be paid by the first day of the programme – 23 September 2020. Please note that, in order to apply for a visa to study on FDPS, students will need to meet the English language requirements for study at pre-master’s level.
  2. A further £1000 will be deducted from the scholarship winners’ postgraduate fees if they enrol on a postgraduate programme at SOAS in September 2020. This will be in addition to the 5% fee discount offered to all FDPS students progressing to SOAS.

Duration of Scholarship: Ten months

How to Apply: You can find the application form on the FDPS programme page.

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