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External Scholarships

These awards are not administered by SOAS.  Please contact the organisation directly for information on scholarships and application procedures.

  • 1st Formations Business Scholarship offers awards for anyone studying a business related degree in an officially recognised UK Institution.
  • The Annemarie Schimmel Scholarship FOR WOMEN (citizens of Pakistan) - Master's Studies in economic development, LLM in Human rights
  • Association of Charitable Foundations - The Association of Charitable Foundations is primarily an information and support organisation for grant-making trusts and foundations in the UK
  • BAJS Postgraduate Studentships - open to postgraduate or prospective postgraduate students of all nationalities. Dissertation (or proposed dissertation) must be in the field of Japanese studies. For PhD students in particular, it will normally be expected that students will be using Japanese language materials in your research.
  • Bestway Foundation - open to students of Pakistani, Indian, Sri Lankan & Bangladeshi origin both home as well as overseas students for undergraduate or post-graduate programmes.  Only considered for tuition fee support.
  • British Council
  • The British Institute of Persian Studies
  • The Charles Wallace Trust - The four Charles Wallace trusts (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Burma/Myanmar) support a number of other fellowship schemes and aid for postgraduate students.
  • Chevening Scholarships - are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The Scholarships are awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential. Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree.
  • The Citadel Capital Scholarship Foundation - open to Egyptian nationals and residing in Egypt for Master's or Research programmes.
  • Commonwealth Scholarships - open to citizens of a Commonwealth country other than the UK, seeking information about UK scholarships for full-time study at both Masters and doctoral level.
  • Council for British Research in the Levent- to sponsor research throughout countries of the Levant (Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria)
  • Crown Prince's International Scholarship Program
  • The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation - The Daiwa Scholarship is a unique 19-month programme of language study, work placement and homestay in Japan for young and talented UK citizens with strong leadership potential to acquire Japanese language skills, and to access expertise and knowledge relevant to their career goals. No previous experience of Japan or Japanese is necessary. Deadline:  5 December 2013.
  • The Toyota-Shi Trevelyan Trust -  Scholarships up to £5,000 per award to assist UK resident students pursue a course of study / work placement in Japan. Good knowledge of the Japanese language and pursuing a course in a related field essential.  If you would like to apply, send your C.V. with academic reference and letter outlining your background and intended course of study in Japan to: Peter Anwyl, Secretary, The Toyota-Shi Trevelyan Trust, No 1 Park Crescent, Regent's Park, London W1B 1SH.  email: p.anwyl@ish.org.uk
  • Education UK scholarship database
  • Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program
  • Fundacion Caja Madrid Scholarships - Postgraduate scholarships to study at universities or research institutions of the awardee's choice in the United States, Canada or Europe (outside Spain). Subject areas: social and legal area, biomedical studies, polytechnic area, natural sciences, physics and mathematics, and music.  
  • Fulbright Commission Scholarships - UK Enquiries
  • Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme - Deadline: 2 December 2013.  This Scheme aims to recruit and support the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong for a period of three years.  The Department of Chinese Language and Literature at the Chinese University of Hong Kong warmly welcomes postgraduate students interested in their PhD programme in Chinese Language and Literature to apply through this Scheme.
  • Gerda Henkel Foundation Grants - for research and PhD scholarships for German and foreign scholars in the fields of historical humanities
  • Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation - Research grants:violence, aggression, and dominance  
  • The Indian National Trust for Arts and Cultural Heritage - INTACH-UK Trust offers travel scholarships to India for UK citizens.
  • Inlaks scholarships - For masters and PhD. Open to all Indians who hold a good degree from a recognised university and are resident in India at the time of application. All applicants must have done their first degree in India. Candidates must be below 30 years of age on the first of July in the year of application. Preference will be given to candidates who have not yet studied abroad. The duration of the scholarship is up to 2 years. Application forms are available from the 10th of January to the 15th of April from the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation. See link for further details
  • Ishibashi Foundation Scholarships- Ishibashi Foundation is offering a scholarship through Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (JEES) to graduate students who are planning to conduct research in art history in one of the selected universities in Japan.
  • Japan Foundation Endowment Committee - to provide small grants to support research in the academic field of Japanese Studies within degree-awarding institutions in the United Kingdom.
  • The John Loiello-AFSOAS Scholarship - $25,000.00 USD will be awarded to a deserving U.S. based student accepted to and enrolled in a SOAS masters program.  
  • Joint/Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Programme (JJ/WBGS Program) - Eligible applicants should propose a program of study related to development at the master's level, in fields such as economics, health, education, agriculture, environment, natural resource management, or other development‑related subject.
  • The Korean Foundation Graduate Studies Fellowships - for foreign students of good standing who are MA or PhD candidates, currently enrolled on a graduate program, and conducting research on topics related to Korea within the context of humanities, social science studies or arts and culture studies.
  • Lanekassen - support for Norwegian citizens.
  • The Leverhulme Trust - Study Abroad Studentships support an extended period of advanced study or research at a centre of learning in any overseas country, with the exception of the USA. Deadline: 13 January 2014
  • Marshall Scholarships
  • MBI Al Jaber Foundation Scholarships - open to all Arab residents of the Middle East who have an unconditional offer for a Master's programme
  • Modern Law Review Scholarships - promotion of legal education, the study of law and all other arts and sciences which may be of interest to those involved in the study or practice of law
  • The National British Federation of Women Graduates Awards - The British Federation of Women Graduates gives awards annually to women in their third year of doctoral studies.
  • The Regeneration Center of Thailand has awards for students of South East Asian Descent.
  • The Samsung / Royal British Legion / British Korean Veterans Association Scholarship - It can be used to cover: an intensive Korean language course in the UK before departure, an open return flight to South Korea at the start of a post-graduate course of the winner's choice, university course fees, contribution to accommodation costs and one further return flight to the UK during the study period. It is open to anyone with a family connection to the Armed Forces - a parent, or a grandparent, for example
  • SCAST Financial Support - Awards were made to students who met the basic eligibility criteria and who found themselves in difficult financial circumstances during the course of their programme of study. Applications may be made at any time of the year and will be processed as quickly as practicable by the Trustees.
  • The Society of for Architectural Historians in Great Britain Postgraduate Research Bursaries for architectural history
  • Talentia Scholarship
  • The Thouron Award - Graduates of British universities receive support for up to two years for a graduate (post-graduate) degree program at the University of Pennsylvania. It offers a wide range of postgraduate courses – in the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Architecture & Regional Planning, Law amongst others. Typically, 6 to10 Awards are made each year to British graduates.
  • Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships for Canadian citizen applying to a doctoral program in the social sciences and humanities or registered full-time in the first or second year of such a program at a foreign university
  • Truman Scholarship for US citizens