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Bernard Buckman Scholarship

Deadline: 20 February 2018

The Bernard Buckman Scholarship was established in 1992 with generous support by Mrs Buckman in memory of her late husband who was a Governor of the School. There is one Bernard Buckman Scholarship available. 

The scholarship is intended to off-set the full time tuition fees at the UK/EU rate for one year only.

Eligible Programme
Candidate Criteria
  • Applicants must possess a good honours degree from a UK university or an equivalent institution recognised by SOAS.
  • Applicants must have an offer of admission to pursue the full-time MA Chinese Studies programme or the MA Advanced Chinese studies at SOAS by the scholarship application deadline.
  • Applicants must meet the English language condition of their offer of admission to study at SOAS as soon as possible but no later than 1 June 2018.  If your offer is conditional on English, please arrange your English test and ensure you meet the English requirements as soon as possible.
  • Open to applicants paying fees at the UK/EU rate only
Candidate Assessment
  • Candidates will be assessed on academic merit by a Selection Panel consisting of three academic members.
  • The assessment of your application will be based on the information provided in your scholarship application and in your on-line application for admission. Selectors will be looking at the degree results and also at academic references, statement and other relevant information.
Scholarship Application Deadline
  • Scholarship applications must be received no later than 17:00 (UK local time) on 20 February 2018
  • In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must ALSO submit a complete online application to the full-time MA Chinese Studies/MA Advanced Chinese Studies  programme.  It is recommended to apply for the programme about six weeks BEFORE the scholarship deadline (that is, by 9 January 2018).   Please note that complete applications for admission can take up to 4 weeks to be considered by the Department, although this duration can vary depending on the time of year. You should prepare to wait up to 6 weeks in busy periods.  
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be considered
Number of applications normally received

15 applications

Notification of Results

Successful candidates will be notified by end-June. If you have not heard from us by end-June, you should assume that your application was unsuccessful.

Scholarship Application Procedures

You must follow two steps:

  • STEP 1:  Apply for your programme

Applicants must submit a COMPLETE on-line application for admission.

Applicants must have an offer of admission to the full-time MA Chinese Studies Or MA Advanced Chinese Studies at SOAS by the scholarship application deadline. A complete application for admission includes transcripts, an explanation of the grading system for any degrees obtained outside of the UK, two references, CV and a personal statement. The panel will be considering your scholarship application TOGETHER with your online application for admission.  Please note that complete application for admission can take up to 4 weeks to be considered by the Department, although this duration can vary depending on the time of year.  You should be prepared to wait up to 6 weeks in busy periods.

It is recommended to apply for the programme about six weeks BEFORE the scholarship deadline (that is, by 9 January 2018).

  • STEP 2:  Apply for the scholarship by 17:00 (UK local time) on 20 February 2018.

You must apply for this scholarship via the on-line scholarship application form which will open HERE on 23 January 2018.

For enquiries, please contact the Scholarships department: 

Email: scholarships@soas.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7074 5094/5091