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Nohoudh Scholarships

Deadline: 21 March 2014

Nohoudh PhD Scholarships for the study of the integration of Muslims in the UK

Thanks to the generosity of the Nohoudh Trust for Development Studies up to ten PhD scholarships have been established at SOAS to study ‘The integration of Muslims in British Society’.  

The aim is to support PhD research by British graduates, who can demonstrate intimate knowledge and substantial experience of interacting with UK Muslim communities, to use their intellectual skills for the benefit of sound scholarship on the subject, the future development of these communities and understanding within the wider society.   

This year at least three Nohoudh Scholarships will be available for PhD students applying for entry in autumn 2014. The total value of each scholarship is £21,002 a year for a maximum of three years.

The scholarships can be used for fees and the remainder towards maintenance. 

Eligible Programmes

  • Only full-time research degrees which involve research into aspects of ‘The integration of Muslims in British Society’.  Priority will be given to applications in the fields of History, Politics, Economics, Media Studies and Education.
  • A list of suggested research topics is provided on the Nohoudh Scholarship application form 
  • Part-time programmes are not eligible.
  • New MPhil/PhD admissions only

Candidate Criteria

Applicants with an offer of admission for a full-time research degrees in 2013/14 on a relevant topic (see notes in the online scholarship application form)  are eligible to apply for the award. Candidates must:

  • be classified as UK/EU for fee purposes 
  • be British Citizens, born and raised in the UK
  • be Muslims and demonstrate in their application an intimate knowledge and substantial experience of interacting with Muslims communities in the UK 
  • be holders of at least a 2.1 honours undergraduate degree and possess a masters degree with merit or distinction

Candidate Assessment

  •  Candidates will be assessed on academic merit, intimate knowledge and substantial experience of interacting with UK Muslim communities by a Selection Panel consisting of three academic members.  
  • The assessment will be based on the information in your scholarship application and your application for admission.  Selectors will be looking at the degree results, references, statement, PhD proposal and other relevant information.  
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview at SOAS. The interviews are expected to be held between the 13 May and 31 May 2014 (date to be confirmed on this page).

Scholarship Application Deadline

  • Scholarship applications must be received by 17:00 (GMT) on 21 March 2014
  • Late applications will not be considered.
  • you need to have an offer of admission by the scholarship deadline of March 21 2014  

Please ensure that you also submit a COMPLETE application for admission as soon as possible and ideally no later than 4-6  weeks before the scholarship deadline of 21 March 2014. A complete application for admission includes transcripts, an explanation of the grading system for any degrees obtained outside of the UK, two references, a personal statement, CV and a PhD proposal. The panel will be considering your scholarship application TOGETHER with your application for admission. Late or incomplete online applications for admission will not be considered for scholarships.

Number of Applications normally received

5 complete scholarship applications received in 2013  

Notification of Results

Successful applicants will be notified by email regarding the outcome of their application by mid-July. If you have not heard from us by mid-July you may assume that you have been unsuccessful.

Scholarship Application Procedure

You can apply for the scholarship on the online scholarship form

You will need  two references, one personal and one academic. We will use an academic reference from your application for admission. Please send your personal referee the Nohoudh Scholarship personal referee form which can be downloaded from the top right hand corner of this page or from:

Scholarships Officer
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
United Kingdom

Email: scholarships@soas.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7074 5091/5094