SOAS University of London


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. Eligible full-time programmes:   MA History; MA History and Intensive Language;  MA Historical Research Methods;  MA Historical Research Methods and Intensive Language; MA Near and Middle Eastern Studies; MA Near and Middle Eastern Studies and Intensive Language; MSc Middle East Politics; MA Gender Studies;  MA Media and the Middle East; MA Israeli Studies;  MA Palestine Studies; MA Palestine Studies and Intensive Language Closed
AKS Bursary Any in Korean Studies (Current students and New admissions) 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

The Alphawood Scholarships programme is part of the Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme. The programme aims to make a significant and positive impact on the understanding and preservation of ancient to pre-modern Buddhist and Hindu art and architecture in the Southeast Asia region. These scholarships are for the following eligible programmes: MA History of Art and Archaeology, MA Religious Arts of Asia, Postgraduate Asian Art Course Certificate in Southeast Asian Art and Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art (a combination of three modules).

Bernard Buckman Scholarship UK/EU full-time MA Chinese Studies or MA Advanced Chinese Studies, for UK/EU fee paying students Closed
Brough Sanskrit Awards Any 5 awards of £1000 for SOAS postgraduate research and master's students who use Sanskrit in the work and will use the funds for fieldwork, conference or workshop attendance OPEN -NEW: deadline: 15 September 2016 - 17:00 UK time
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.  
Please check Canon Collins website for information
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 3 scholarships (two scholarships for nationals/residents of Commonwealth countries in Africa and one scholarship for nationals/residents of India) for the following full-time degrees: MSc Development Studies, LLM in Law, Development and Globalisation (formerly called 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 Legal Studies (General programme), 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
Felix Scholarship Non-Indian Primarily Africa 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 East Politics, MA Near and Middle Eastern Studies Closed
HSBC SOAS Scholarships UK/EU full-time MA Sinology & MA Chinese Literature, for UK/EU fee paying students. Closed
John Loiello AFSOAS FISH scholarship US This scholarship is for any full-time Taught Masters programme and will provide funding towards tuition fees and accommodation and food vouchers at International Students' House. Please check the link to the John Loiello AFSOAS Fish scholarships for further information
Kamran Djam Scholarships Any full-time and part-time MA Iranian Studies Closed

Michael Palin Scholarship


the two-year MA Intensive South Asian Studies on a full-time basis


Mo Ibrahim Foundation - GDAI - MSc Scholarships


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



Open Society Foundations Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA)

Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Laos, Libya, Myanmar/Burma, Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

For Masters study in the fields of Communications & Media; Culture, History & Society; Development Studies; Economics; Human Rights and/or Gender Studies; Law (including Human Rights law); Politics & International Studies

Scholarship applications must be submitted online. Please go to the Open Society Foundations website for further information on eligibility criteria and on how to apply for these scholarships.

Open - Deadline: 15 September 2016
Paul Webley Alphawood Scholarship Any for the full-time MA in Human Rights Law, LLM in Human Rights, Conflict and Justice.

Students must demonstrate how they will specialise in the promotion and protection of the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender persons under the law

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 UK/EU for the full-time MA South East Asian Studies Closed
Prospect Burma - Hla Pe Memorial Scholarship Burma/Myanmar for any full-time one-year Taught Masters programme. Applicants must choose a dissertation topic on a subject connected with Burma Closed
Said Foundation Scholarships Lebanese, Jordanian or Palestinian (including Palestinians inside Israel) and Syrian 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 OPEN- DEADLINE:

1 November 2016, 23.59 UK time

Santander Taught Master's Scholarships Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Uruguay for eligible full-time taught masters programmes 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) UK/EU for any full-time taught masters programme (one-year only) in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Closed
SOAS Master's Scholarships (Languages and Cultures) UK/EU 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 Theory and Practice of Translation (Asian and African Languages) Closed
SOAS Master's Scholarships (Law and Social Sciences) UK/EU for any full-time taught masters programme (one-year only) in the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences Closed
SOAS Refugee Scholarships UK For any Full-time or Part-Time 2-year Master's programme. A scholarship which covers tuition fees. Closed
Tibawi Trust Awards Palestinian for Palestinian students currently enrolled in a programme at SOAS



William Ross Murray Scholarship Developing country for full-time LLM Closed