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Masters Scholarships

Taught Masters Programmes
  • Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC) Studentships (for MRes Politics with Language, MSc Research for International Development, MA Anthropological Research Methods, MA Anthropological Research Methods and Nepali) - OPEN
  • The Ahmad Mustafa Abu-Hakima Bursary (programme must include studying the history of the modern Arab world) -OPEN
  • AKS Postgraduate Bursary (in Korean Studies) -OPEN
  • Alphawood Scholarships (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 (MA Chinese Studies or MA Advanced Chinese Studies, for UK/EU fee paying students) - OPEN  
  • The Canon Collins Scholarships at SOAS.  These scholarships are for Masters study in any subject field. Open a national of and resident in one of the following countries:
    Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe. 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 Scholarship (for students from African Commonwealth countries) - CLOSED
  • The Culture of Resistance Scholarships (for eligible full-time taught Masters programmes in the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, for students resident in 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) - OPEN
  • Felix Scholarships (for Indian students) - CLOSED
  • Ferguson Scholarships (for African nationals from an African Country) - OPEN
  • H.E. Dr Issa Ghanim Jassim Al-Kawari Scholarship (for eligible Middle East related Masters) -NEW - OPEN
  • HSBC SOAS Scholarships (MA Sinology & MA Chinese Literature, for UK/EU fee paying students) - OPEN
  • Kamran Djam Scholarships (MA Iranian Studies) - OPEN
  • Mo Ibrahim Foundation MSc Scholarships (three 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) -OPEN - Deadline: 30 April 2015
  • Phiroz Mehta Scholarship (for the full-time MA Traditions of Yoga and Meditation for UK/EU fee paying students) - OPEN
  • Professor Stuart Wilson Scholarship (MA South East Asian Studies) - OPEN
  • The Prospect Burma - Hla Pe Memorial Scholarship (any full-time Master's programme for ordinarily resident in Burma/Myanmar) - OPEN
  • Said Foundation Scholarships -  The Said Foundation offers scholarships in conjunction with SOAS to enable graduates to pursue postgraduate study or training.  Scholarships are open to candidates candidates who are Syrian, Lebanese, Jordanian or Palestinian nationals ordinarily resident in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine or Israel.  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 -  Deadline: 12 December 2014.
  • Sochon Foundation Scholarship (in Korean Studies)- OPEN
  • Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentships(for any full-time programme which focuses on any aspect of Japan) - OPEN
  • Tibawi Trust Awards (for Palestinian students currently enrolled in a programme at SOAS) - OPEN
  • SOAS Master's Scholarships - Faculty of Arts & Humanities  - (for any full-time taught masters programme in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities) -OPEN
  • SOAS Master's Scholarships - Faculty of Language & Cultures (for the full-time 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 - Faculty of Law and Social Sciences (for any full-time master's programmes in the Department of Development Studies, Economics, Law, Politics, International Studies and Financial & Management Studies, in the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy and in the the Centre for Gender Studies) -OPEN
  • William Ross Murray Scholarship (LLM, for students from a developing country) - OPEN