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Ouseley Memorial Scholarships

Deadline: 20 May 2016

The Ouseley Memorial Scholarships bequest was made to the University in 1891 to encourage the study of "Arabic, Persian, Hindustani and other Oriental languages".

There is £8,000 available in total for 2016-17 to be used by full time or part time SOAS doctoral students. Full time SOAS doctoral students may receive £8,000 for one year only. Part time students may receive £4,000 for only year only. The scholarships are for students entering the second or third year of the MPhil/PhD programme in 2016/17 (or part time equivalent).  The Ouseley Memorial scholarships may be used towards tuition fees or living expenses.

Eligible Programme
  • Any full-time or part time research degree programme which involves research that requires the use of any Middle Eastern or Asian language.
Candidate Criteria
  • Only those ALREADY ENROLLED on a research degree programme at SOAS  are eligible to apply. Ouseley Scholarships are for current SOAS doctoral students who will be enrolled on year 2 or year 3 of a PhD degree in 2016-17  (or part time equivalent)
  • Students who have a full scholarship such as the SOAS Research Studentship are not eligible to apply for an Ouseley Memorial Scholarship.
  • Open to Overseas and Home/EU fee paying applicants.
Candidate Assessment
  • Candidates will be assessed on academic merit by a Selection Panel consisting of three academic members, one from each Faculty.  
  • The assessment  of your application will be based on the information provided in your scholarship application and your reference
Scholarship Application Deadline

Ouseley Memorial Scholarship applications and references must be received no later than 17:00 (UK local time) on 20 May 2016

Notification of Results

Successful candidates will be notified by the end of July. If you have not heard from us by the end of July, you should assume that your application was unsuccessful.  

Scholarship Application Procedures

You must apply for this scholarship via the on-line scholarship application form, which will be available here from 28 January 2016.

Please ask your referee to complete the reference form, which will be available for download from the download box at the top right from 28 January 2016.

For enquiries, please contact:

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

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