SOAS University of London

SOAS celebrates Felix Scholars with annual reception

13 June 2017

SOAS University of London held the annual Felix Scholar’s reception last week welcoming more than 50 guests made up of Felix Scholars from SOAS, University of Reading and University of Oxford.

SOAS is one of only three universities to award the prestigious Felix Scholarship, founded to offer gifted underprivileged students from India and other developing countries the opportunity to further their postgraduate education at an esteemed UK university.

The Felix Scholars’ Reception is a yearly event in celebration of the Felix Scholarship, an organisation which has been funding postgraduate students at SOAS, Oxford, and Reading universities for over 20 years. More than 100 Felix Scholars have studied at SOAS since 1991 and Felix Scholars at SOAS have studied a wide range of subjects including, History, Literature and Anthropology.

The reception was hosted by SOAS in the Brunei Gallery Suite with speeches given by SOAS Director Baroness Valerie Amos CH, Felix Scholarship Trustee Alan Binnington, and a SOAS Felix Scholar, Tania Chakravarty (PhD History).

SOAS Felix Scholar Tania Chakravarty said: "Being the recipient of the Felix Scholarship has been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. It not only provided me with the financial support to study at SOAS but it also helped me become a part of a vibrant student community in London and gave me an opportunity to explore the world of international academia."

Since 2001, Felix Scholarships have been awarded to gifted underprivileged students from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Cameroon, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Belarus, Peru, Czech Republic, Kenya, Ghana, Turkey, South Africa, Egypt, Nepal, Hungary and Lebanon.

For more information about the Felix Scholarships at SOAS visit the scholarship webpage.

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