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Undergraduate SOAS Bursaries - Entrants prior to 2012

Description:

SOAS is offering bursaries to UK undergraduate degree students. The bursaries provide students from low income families the opportunity to cover study related costs during their time at SOAS.

Award value:

SOAS Study Support Bursary

£860 per year over the duration of your degree (including the language year abroad as part of the 4 year degree). This amounts to £2,580 for a 3 year degree.

SOAS Partner College Bursary

£800 per year over the duration of your degree (including the language year abroad as part of the 4 year degree). This amounts to £2,400 for a 3 year degree.

These bursaries are not mutually exclusive. This means if you meet the criteria for both, you will be awarded both and potentially receive £1,660 in that particular year.

Application process:

You do not need to make an application but you must apply for means-tested support from your funding authority via www.gov.uk/student-finance-for-existing-students. When you make your application for student support, you must ensure you give consent for your information to be shared with us. If your parents are submitting their financial information, they must also ensure they give their consent. This will allow us to view your details on a portal at the Student Finance website. The portal will only provide the information we need to assess your entitlement to a bursary.

Assessment Criteria:

Criteria for both bursaries:
  • You must be ordinarily resident in the UK 
  • You must be studying an Undergraduate degree which commenced between September 2006 and September 2011 (inclusive)
  • You must be paying fees at the 'previous' Home/EU fee rate of £3,465 (example fee for the 2012-13 academic year)
  • You must have applied for full funding support from Student Finance. SOAS can only award bursaries to students who are eligible for means tested assistance from Student Finance.
Bursary specific criteria:
Study Support Bursary

Your household income must be less than the following amounts as assessed by Student Finance:

  • England £25,000
  • Northern Ireland £19,203
  • Scotland £19,310
  • Wales £18,370
Partner College Bursary

You must have studied an Access to Higher Education Diploma at one of our six partner colleges:

  1. City and Islington College 
  2. City of Westminster College 
  3. Kensington and Chelsea College 
  4. City Lit 
  5. Tower Hamlets College  
  6. Westminster Kingsway College

Notification and Payment:

We will start to send out notifications by post from November each year. If you think you are eligible and you have not received a letter from us by mid-January, please contact the Student Loans and Bursaries Officer: funding@soas.ac.uk

SOAS will deposit the bursary directly into the successful student's bank account at the end of January.