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Scholarships available on Taught Masters Programmes

TitleCountry/NationalityDescriptionOpen / Closed
Ahmad Mustafa Abu-Hakima BursaryAnyprogramme must include studying the history of the modern Arab worldClosed
AKS Postgraduate BursaryAnyKorean StudiesClosed
Alphawood ScholarshipsNormally be resident in one of the following countries: Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar/Burma, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnamfor the Postgraduate Asian Art Diploma, Postgraduate Asian Art Course Certificate, MA Arts of Asia and Africa, MA Contemporary Art of Asia and Africa, MA History of Art and/or Archaeology, MA Religious Arts of Asia, MA South East Asian Studies and MA Asian Pacific StudiesClosed
Bernard Buckman ScholarshipUK/EUMA Chinese Studies or MA Advanced Chinese Studies, for UK/EU fee paying studentsClosed
Canon Collins ScholarshipsAngola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, ZimbabweThese scholarships are for Masters study in any subject field.
The application process normally opens in December and closes in February, for study commencing in September the following year. Please go to the Canon Collins website and click "Apply for A Scholarship" and then "Canon Collins Scholarship for Masters Study in the UK" for further information on how to apply.  
CSJR Postgraduate Student BursaryAnyfor the full-time or part-time MA Religions of Asia and Africa or MA Buddhist Studies intending to focus on Japanese Religions / Japanese Buddhism



Commonwealth Shared ScholarshipAfrican Commonwealth countriesfor the following full-time degrees: MSc Development Studies, LLM in Law, Development and Governance, MSc Development Economics, MA Social Anthropology of Development, MA Music in DevelopmentClosed
Culture of Resistance ScholarshipAfghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bir Tawil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Chechen Republic, Colombia, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Gaza, Golan Heights, Georgia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Iraq, Kashmir, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kurdistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tibet, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank, West Papua, Papua, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, ZimbabweMSc Development Studies with special reference to Central Asia, MSc Globalisation and Development, MSc Migration, Mobility and Development, MSc Violence, Conflict and Development, MSc Development Economics, MSc Political Economy of Development, MA International and Comparative Legal Studies, MA Dispute and Conflict Resolution, MA Environmental Law and Sustainable Development, MA Human Rights Law, MA International Law, MA Law, Development and Globalisation, LLM Dispute and Conflict Resolution, LLM Environmental Law, LLM Human Rights, Conflict and Justice, LLM International LawClosed
Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC) StudentshipsUK/EU.  International students are eligible in any cluster as long as they are using Advanced Quantiative Methods.for MRes Politics with Language, MSc Research for International Development, MA Anthropological Research Methods, MA Anthropological Research Methods and NepaliClosed
Felix ScholarshipsIndiaAny full-time Taught MastersClosed
Ferguson ScholarshipsAfricafor the following full-time degrees: MA African Studies, MA International Studies and Diplomacy, MA Social Anthropology of DevelopmentClosed
H.E. Dr Issa Ghanim Jassim Al-Kawari ScholarshipAnyfor the following full-time degrees: MA Ancient Near Eastern Languages, MA Arabic Literature, MSc Economics with reference to the Middle East, MA History of Arts and Architecture of the Islamic Middle East, MA Islamic Societies and Cultures, MA Islamic Studies, MA Media and the Middle East, MSc Middle Eastern Politics, MA Near and Middle Eastern StudiesClosed
HEFCE Scholarships for 2-Year MA Programmes in Language-based Area StudiesUK/EUin any of the designated two-year full time MA programmes, for UK/EU fee paying students


HEFCE and SOAS Postgraduate Support Scheme 2015UK/EUany one year or two year full time Master's programme, any two year part time Master's programme, for UK/EU fee paying students


until 31 July 2015

HSBC SOAS ScholarshipsUK/EUMA Sinology & MA Chinese Literature, for UK/EU fee paying studentsClosed
Kamran Djam ScholarshipsAnyMA Iranian StudiesClosed
Mo Ibrahim Foundation MSc ScholarshipsAfricathree MSc scholarships per year for African nationals from an African country undertaking full‐time MSc programme in the field of Governance for Development in Africa



Phiroz Mehta ScholarshipUK/EUfor the full-time MA Traditions of Yoga and Meditation, for UK/EU fee paying studentsClosed
Professor Stuart Wilson ScholarshipAnyMA South East Asian StudiesClosed
Prospect Burma - Hla Pe Memorial ScholarshipBurma/MyanmarApplicants must choose a dissertation topic on a subject connected with BurmaClosed
Said Foundation ScholarshipsSyrian, Lebanese, Jordanian or Palestinian nationals ordinarily resident in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine or IsraelThe Said Foundation offers scholarships in conjunction with SOAS to enable graduates to pursue postgraduate study or training. Scholarship applications must be submitted online. Please go to the Said Foundation website for further information on eligibility criteria and on how to apply for these scholarshipsClosed
Sasakawa Postgraduate StudentshipsAnyfor any full-time programme which focuses on any aspect of JapanClosed
Sochon Foundation ScholarshipAnyin Korean StudiesClosed
SOAS Master's Scholarships (Arts and Humanities)Anyfor any full-time taught masters programme in the Faculty of Arts and HumanitiesClosed
SOAS Master's Scholarships (Languages and Cultures)Anyfor the following full-time degrees: MA Postcolonial Studies, MA Cultural Studies, MA Comparative Literature, MA Linguistics, MA Applied Linguistics & Language Pedagogy, MA Language, Documentation and Description, MA Translation Theory and Practice (Asian and African Languages)Closed
SOAS Master's Scholarships (Law and Social Sciences)Anyfor any full-time master's programmes in the Department of Development Studies, Economics, Law, Politics, International Studies and Financial and Management Studies, in the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy and in the Centre for Gender StudiesClosed
Tibawi Trust AwardsPalestinianfor Palestinian students currently enrolled in a programme at SOAS



William Ross Murray ScholarshipDeveloping countryLLMClosed