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Scholarships available on Taught Masters Programmes

Ahmad Mustafa Abu-Hakima BursaryAnyprogramme must include studying the history of the modern Arab worldOpen
AKS Postgraduate BursaryAnyKorean StudiesOpen
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 studentsOpen
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.  
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 LawOpen
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 DevelopmentOpen
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 StudiesOpen
HEFCE Scholarships for 2-Year MA Programmes in Language-based Area Studies NEWUK/EUin any of the designated two-year full time MA programmes, for UK/EU fee paying studentsOpen
HEFCE and SOAS Postgraduate Support Scheme 2015 NEWUK/EUany one year or two year full time Master's programme, any two year part time Master's programme, for UK/EU fee paying studentsOpen
HSBC SOAS ScholarshipsUK/EUMA Sinology & MA Chinese Literature, for UK/EU fee paying studentsOpen
Kamran Djam ScholarshipsAnyMA Iranian StudiesOpen
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 AfricaOpen
Phiroz Mehta ScholarshipUK/EUfor the full-time MA Traditions of Yoga and Meditation, for UK/EU fee paying studentsOpen
Professor Stuart Wilson ScholarshipAnyMA South East Asian StudiesOpen
Prospect Burma - Hla Pe Memorial ScholarshipBurma/MyanmarApplicants must choose a dissertation topic on a subject connected with BurmaOpen
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 JapanOpen
Sochon Foundation ScholarshipAnyin Korean StudiesOpen
SOAS Master's Scholarships (Arts and Humanities)Anyfor any full-time taught masters programme in the Faculty of Arts and HumanitiesOpen
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)Open
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 StudiesOpen
Tibawi Trust AwardsPalestinianfor Palestinian students currently enrolled in a programme at SOASOpen
William Ross Murray ScholarshipDeveloping countryLLMOpen