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Ferguson Scholarships

Deadline: 1 May 2014

Thanks to the generosity of the Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable trust, four 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 £20,619 in total 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

Students offered a Ferguson Scholarship must take it up in the academic year 2014/15 and it cannot be carried forward to a later year.   

Eligible Programmes
  • Full-time MA African Studies
  • Full-time MA International Studies and Diplomacy
  • Full-time MA Social Anthropology of Development
Candidate Criteria

Applicants should:

  • Be nationals of and resident in an African country 
  • Hold an undergraduate degree at the first class level 
  • Have a confirmed, unconditional offer of admission to pursue one of the eligible programmes at SOAS by the scholarship application deadline. 
Candidate Assessment
  • 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.
Scholarship Application Deadline 
  • Applications must be received by 17:00 (GMT) on 1 May 2014. 
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be considered
  • Applicants applying for scholarships must also submit an application for admission well in advance. 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 year. You should be prepared to wait up to 6 weeks in busy periods.  
Number of Applications normally received
  • 10 applications
Notification of Results

All candidates will be notified by e-mail regarding the outcome of their scholarship application, generally by the end of June.  The successful candidate will also be notified in writing.  If you have not had a response to your application by the end of June, please contact the Scholarships Officer.

Scholarship Application Procedures

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

For enquiries, please contact: 

Scholarships Officer
Registry
SOAS
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London
WC1H 0XG
United Kingdom

Email: scholarships@soas.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7074 5094/5091