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International Foundation Courses and English Language Studies

IFCELS Scholarships


Scholarships for IFCELS Students in 2020-2021

We are delighted to announce that we have three scholarships schemes running for students joining the Department in September 2020.


New for 2020: ICC International Foundation Ambassador Scholarships

4 scholarships, each worth £3500 for ICC students joining the programme in September 2020. We will be awarding the scholarships to students who want to play an active role in the SOAS community, engage with ICC students and support the IFCELS Department. During their studies on ICC Ambassadors will work with their fellow students and future ICC students through social media, marketing activities and mentoring.

  • Closing date: Apply by 30 June 2020.
  • You can apply for an Ambassador Scholarship once you receive an offer. To apply you need to write a statement of 800-1000 words explaining how you feel you can contribute to SOAS and to the ICC programme AND making a 2-minute video about an experience you have had which you think will be inspiring for international students.
  • See ICC Ambassador Scholarship for full details and Terms and Conditions.


FDPS Progression Scholarships are running for a fifth year, offering 6 scholarships worth up to £2000 each, for Pre-master’s students who show a strong motivation to pursue their a Master’s study at SOAS.

  • Closing date: Accept offer by 30 June 2020.
  • See FDPS Scholarships for full details and Terms and Conditions.


ICC Indonesia Scholarships

Two half scholarships worth £10,000 each for students from Indonesia.

  • Closing date: Accept offer by 31 May 2020.
  • Click here for full details and Terms and Conditions.
  • Meet IFCELS staff in Indonesia. Click here for details and updates on our staff visits to Indonesia in 2019-20.