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Scholarships available on Taught Masters Programmes

TitleCountry/NationalityDescriptionOpen / Closed
Ahmad Mustafa Abu-Hakima Bursary Any programme must include studying the history of the modern Arab world Closed
AKS Postgraduate Bursary Any Korean Studies Closed
Alphawood Scholarships Normally be resident in one of the following countries: Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar/Burma, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam for 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 Studies Closed
Bernard Buckman Scholarship UK/EU MA Chinese Studies or MA Advanced Chinese Studies, for UK/EU fee paying students Closed
Canon Collins Scholarships Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe These 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 Bursary Any for 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 Scholarship African Commonwealth countries for 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 Development Closed
Culture of Resistance Scholarship Afghanistan, 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, Zimbabwe MSc 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 Law Closed
Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC) Studentships UK/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 Nepali Closed
Felix Scholarships India Any full-time Taught Masters Closed
Ferguson Scholarships Africa for the following full-time degrees: MA African Studies, MA International Studies and Diplomacy, MA Social Anthropology of Development Closed
H.E. Dr Issa Ghanim Jassim Al-Kawari Scholarship Any for 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 Studies Closed
HEFCE Scholarships for 2-Year MA Programmes in Language-based Area Studies UK/EU in any of the designated two-year full time MA programmes, for UK/EU fee paying students


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


HSBC SOAS Scholarships UK/EU MA Sinology & MA Chinese Literature, for UK/EU fee paying students Closed
Kamran Djam Scholarships Any MA Iranian Studies Closed
Mo Ibrahim Foundation - GDAI - MSc Scholarships Africa

three MSc scholarships per year for African nationals from an African country undertaking fullā€time MSc programme in the field of Governance for Development in Africa

DEADLINE: 30 April 2016



Phiroz Mehta Scholarship UK/EU for the full-time MA Traditions of Yoga and Meditation, for UK/EU fee paying students Closed
Professor Stuart Wilson Scholarship Any MA South East Asian Studies Closed
Prospect Burma - Hla Pe Memorial Scholarship Burma/Myanmar Applicants must choose a dissertation topic on a subject connected with Burma Closed
Said Foundation Scholarships Syrian, Lebanese, Jordanian or Palestinian nationals ordinarily resident in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine or Israel The 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 scholarships Closed
Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentships Any for any full-time programme which focuses on any aspect of Japan Closed
Sochon Foundation Scholarship Any in Korean Studies Closed
SOAS Master's Scholarships (Arts and Humanities) Any for any full-time taught masters programme in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Closed
SOAS Master's Scholarships (Languages and Cultures) Any for 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) Any for 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 Studies Closed
SOAS Refugee Scholarships Any The worsening crisis in Syria and its impact on those trying to escape the crisis has prompted the University to provide a package which covers full tuition fees and support for living costs to refugees and asylum seekers within the UK.  Open
Tibawi Trust Awards Palestinian for Palestinian students currently enrolled in a programme at SOAS



William Ross Murray Scholarship Developing country LLM