SOAS University of London


Funding for postgraduate study in the UK

Scholarships and Bursaries

The SOAS Registry Office have a page on their website dedicated to scholarships and bursaries.

Charities, Trusts and other Funders

There are many more trusts and funding opportunities provided by specific foundations or organisations, to aid those with particular backgrounds or interests. To look for information on these, have a look at the following guides which we hold for reference in the CareersZONE (SL57).

  • Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding
  • The Guide to Educational Grants 2018/19


  • Study part-time, work part-time - ask the admissions tutor if this is feasible for your course but be realistic about your study commitments
  • Take a gap year - this could be an opportunity to gain relevant experience and earn some money
  • Financial support from family members
  • Bank loan - postgraduate/professional studies loans are available from specific banks however, each individual bank will have its own rules and regulations e.g. transferring your account to them
  • Career Development Loan (CDL) - a deferred repayment bank loan to help you pay for vocational learning or education
  • Tax Credits - you may be entitled to Child Tax Credit or Working Tax Credit

Funding for International Students

For information on funding opportunities specifically for international students to study in the UK, please see the following: