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Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarships 2019/2020 for African Students at SOAS, University of London

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Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable trust offers the Ferguson Scholarships for African national at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at University of London UK.

Application Deadline: 20th February 2019

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: African countries

To be taken at (country): SOAS at University of London

Accepted Subject Areas?

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

About Scholarship: Thanks to 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.
SOAS University of London

Type: Masters

Selection Criteria

  • Candidates will be assessed on academic merit by an Advisory Panel consisting of three academic members.
  • The assessment of your application will be based on the information in your scholarship application.  Selectors will be looking at the degree results and also at academic references, statement and other relevant information.

Eligibility: Applicants should:

  • Be nationals of and resident in an African country
  • Hold an undergraduate degree at the first class level
  • Hold an offer of admission to pursue one of the eligible programmes by the scholarship deadline.  Priority may be given to applicants with unconditional offers.  If your offer is conditional, please ensure you meet the conditions as soon as possible.
  • Applicants must meet the English language condition of their offer of admission to study at SOAS as soon as possible but no later than 1 June 2018.  If your offer is conditional on English, please arrange your English test and ensure you meet the English requirement as soon as possible.

Number of Scholarship: Three (3)

Value of Scholarship: Each Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarship covers tuition fees in full and provides a maintenance grant of £7,000. In addition to this, International Student’s House (ISH) provides free accommodation and a food scholarship covering 3 meals a day.

Duration of Scholarship: For one year

How to Apply: You must follow two steps:

  • STEP 1: Apply for your programme

You must submit a COMPLETE on-line application for admission.

Applicants must have an offer of admission to pursue a full-time masters programme at SOAS by the scholarship application deadline. A complete application for admission includes transcripts, an explanation of the grading system for any degrees obtained outside of the UK, two references, CV and a personal statement.  The panel will be considering your scholarship application TOGETHER with your on-line application for admission.  Please note that complete applications for admission can take up to 4 weeks to be considered by the Department, although this duration can vary depending on the time of the year.  You should be prepared to wait up to 6 weeks in busy periods.

It is recommended to apply for the programme about six weeks BEFORE the scholarship deadline (that is, by 9 January 2019).

  • STEP 2: Apply for the scholarship by 16:00 (UK local time) on 20 February 2019.

You must apply for this scholarship via the on-line application form which will open HERE on 23 January 2019.

Visit Scholarship webpage for details

2 Comments
  1. Dessie Mammo says

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am Dessie Mammo Alemu, 36 years old and with sound physique from a developing country, Ethiopia. I have been graduated both my first and second degree in English language and curriculum studies respectively. I have more than 10 years experience as a teacher and school director for primary and then secondary schools. I had been a certified and then diploma holder teacher before upgrading my qualification to Bachelor and masters level. Besides, I have worked as a Woreda/District education office head in Ethiopia (in North Gondar). I have scored Excellent achievements in my walks of work life and also I have 3:46 CGPA (grade point in my masters degree). I am working as a curriculum and module preparation officer at Gondar College of Teachers Education by now. I want abroad further education opportunity either in masters degree or PhD degree in related courses to advance both my qualification and life career in particular and to contribute my share to my country, continent and to the world in general.
    Therefore, I greatly want your genuine support to achieve my objective given here above. Many thanks!
    Yours Sincerely.
    Dessie
    e-mail: [email protected]
    mobile: +251918712867
    Tel: +251581110051
    P.O.Box:176
    Gondar Teachers Education College
    Ethiopia

  2. mohamed koroma says

    my comment is why no scholarship
    for the african base student, who wants to
    proceed their education in the Ferguson university
    of London bot have no support?

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