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We produce, on a fortnightly basis during term time, a News and Updates eBulletin which provides information about the activities of the SOAS Centre of South East Asian Studies.

The eBulletin highlights the latest events, funding and knowledge being shared and other topical opportunities that we think will be of interest to you.

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Facts and figures

members of staff, from all the disciplines represented at the School, are engaged in teaching South East Asian courses in a wide range of postgraduate programmes, and supervising doctoral students' research degree projects. 
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One of the main activities of the CSEAS is the ongoing public seminar series. Speakers include researchers, writers, artists and other experts from around the world from diverse fields related to South East Asia. The seminars are held regularly throughout the academic year.

As well as producing articles and books staff in the Department of South East Asia edit the following journals:

The Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme (SAAAP) was made possible by a £20 million donation to SOAS from the Alphawood Foundation in Chicago. Over five years the Programme aims to enhance the study and preservation of Buddhist and Hindu art of South East Asia.

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ASEAN Film Festival
ASEAN Film Festival

A week-long festival showcasing South East Asian contemporary feature films from each of the ten ASEAN-member nations.


Ramen Teh (Ramen Shop)
Ramen Teh (Ramen Shop)

Join us on the opening night of the ASEAN Film Festival with a screening of Ramen Teh (Ramen Shop).

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The deadline for applications is 18 December 2016. The scholarship will cover tuition fees in full, and a generous maintenance allowance towards the costs of living and studying in central London, as well as flights to and from the UK at the start and end of the course. Visa costs will also be covered. The maintenance allowance will be provided in line with the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) guidelines for London (Doctoral) and will be calculated pro-rata for programmes of less than a year. It is expected to cover the cost of accommodation.

The scholarships are open to students wishing to study a range of courses from Postgraduate Diploma to Doctorate level. The purpose of the Scholarships programme is capacity building therefore support will be available to successful candidates who require extra English language training.

Please note that successful candidates will be asked to provide valid UKVI approved English language test results to demonstrate that they hold the minimum UK Borders Agency requirement to obtain a Tier 4 Student visa.

Please visit the Alphawood Scholarships web page for more information on candidate eligibility and how to apply.