External Scholarships and Funding Resources
These awards are not administered by SOAS. Please contact the external organisation directly for information on scholarships and application procedures.
|1st Formations Business Scholarship||Offers awards for anyone studying a business related degree at an officially recognised UK Institution.|
|ACLS:The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies||For PhD students and Postdoctoral Fellows for research on a wide range of topics relating to Buddhism.|
|The Annemarie Schimmel Scholarship For Women||For citizens of Pakistan undertaking Master's studies in Economic Development and LLM in Human Rights.|
|BAJS Postgraduate Studentships||Open to Postgraduate or prospective Postgraduate students of all nationalities. Dissertation (or proposed dissertation) must be in the field of Japanese studies. For PhD students in particular, it will normally be expected that students will be using Japanese language materials in your research.|
|Bestway Foundation||Open to students of Pakistani, Indian, Sri Lankan & Bangladeshi origin both home as well as overseas students for undergraduate or post-graduate programmes. Only considered for tuition fee support.|
|British Council||Offers a range of grants aimed at overseas students interested in undertaking their studies in the UK.|
|British Federation of Women Graduates||Offers a range of awards to female doctoral students.|
|The British Institute of Persian Studies||Offers grants to scholars wishing to pursue research in various fields of Persian, Iranian and Wider Persian World studies.|
|The British Legion||Offers a Samsung/Royal British Legion/British Korean Veterans Association Postgraduate Scholarship to go to Korea.|
|Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund||For students from Canada enrolled on postgraduate programmes in the UK.|
|Canada Memorial Foundation Scholarships||For British students or graduates wishing to pursue a Postgraduate course at a university or other appropriate institution in Canada.|
|The Charles Wallace Trust||The four Charles Wallace trusts (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Burma/Myanmar) support a number of fellowship schemes and aid for Postgraduate students.|
|Chevening Scholarships||Chevening are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The Scholarships are awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential. Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree.|
|The Citadel Capital Scholarship Foundation||Open to Egyptian nationals and those residing in Egypt wishing to study at Masters level.|
|Commonwealth Scholarships||Open to citizens of a Commonwealth country other than the UK, seeking information about UK scholarships for full-time study at both Masters and doctoral level.|
|Commonwealth Scholarships for citizens from high income Commonwealth countries||For full-time doctoral study. Eligible Commonwealth countries - Anguilla; Australia; Bahamas; Barbados
Bermuda; British Virgin Islands; Brunei Darussalam; Canada; Cayman Islands; Cyprus; Falkland Islands; Gibraltar; Malta; New Zealand; St Kitts and Nevis; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands
|Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship||Offers graduates the opportunity to study for a UK Master’s degree while living and working in their home country.|
|Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships||Applications are now open for 2020 Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships. These are for PhD candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries to spend 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country.
Applications are open for Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships for PhD candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries to spend 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country.
The scholarships are for study starting in October 2020 and are aimed at high-quality graduates whose proposed research has a developmental focus and who have the potential to become influential teachers or researchers in their home countries.
Split-site Scholarships are delivered through an existing institutional or departmental link between the candidate’s home university and proposed UK university.
The closing date for applications is 6 November 2019.
|Council for British Research in the Levant||Sponsors research throughout countries of the Levant (Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria).|
|Crown Prince's International Scholarship Program||Offers grants to citizens of Bahrain.|
|Daesan Foundation Research Grants for Korean Literature||For postgraduate students working on Korean literature at overseas institutions (i.e. outside of Korea).|
|The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation||
|ENITS Scholarships||Scholarships to increase and disseminate research works and encourage your researchers in Thai studies. For Master students and Doctorate students|
|Educations.com Scholarships||Open to students from any country who are planning to study a Master's degree at a European university in the autumn 2020.|
|The Toyota-Shi Trevelyan Trust||
Scholarships up to £5,000 per award to assist UK resident students pursue a course of study/work placement in Japan. Good knowledge of the Japanese language and pursuing a course in a related field essential.
Currently unavailable for 2019-20.
|Spotcap Fintech Fellowship||Each year, the Spotcap Fintech Fellowship programme provides £8,000 to one British student studying a one year master’s or MBA course in a Fintech related field (e.g. Finance, Business, Law).|
|Forty-Nine Thirteen Foundation||Research Grant available to advance the education of the public through encouraging and/or conducting and/or making possible the conduct of research into the history of the Ottoman Empire and Islamic societies.|
|Fundacion Caja Madrid Scholarships||Postgraduate scholarships to study at universities or research institutions of the awardee's choice in the United States, Canada or Europe (outside Spain). Subject areas: Social and Legal studies, Biomedical studies, Natural Sciences, Physics and Mathematics, and Music.|
|Fulbright Commission Scholarships||For US applicants interested in studying in the US and vice versa.|
|Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme||This Scheme aims to recruit and support the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong for a period of three years. The Department of Chinese Language and Literature at the Chinese University of Hong Kong warmly welcomes postgraduate students interested in their PhD programme in Chinese Language and Literature to apply through this Scheme.|
|Gerda Henkel Foundation||Grants for research and PhD scholarships for German and foreign scholars in the fields of Historical Humanities.|
|Goa Education Trust (GET) Scholarship||
Open to any Indian national applying for a Master’s Programme in the UK. The GET Scholarships will fund young Indians to pursue a Master’s in the UK and will cover part or full tuition fees.
Currently unavailable for 2019-20.
|GRINESS||The scholarship prize awarded for composing an article on your own university blog page would be SGD1000 and awarded quarterly.|
|Goodenough College||Offer a range of accommodation scholarships to enable Masters and PhD students (Home/EU and International) to live in Goodenough|
|Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation||Grants for those undertaking research in the fields of violence, aggression, and dominance.|
|Horowitz Foundation||Grants for current PhD candidates in Social Sciences.|
|The Indian National Trust for Arts and Cultural Heritage||INTACH-UK Trust offers travel scholarships to India for UK citizens.|
|Indonesia UK DIKTI Scholarship Programme||For lecturers in Indonesia to study for their doctorate programme.|
|Inlaks Scholarships||For Masters and PhD candidates. Open to all Indians who hold a good degree from a recognised university and are resident in India at the time of application. All applicants must have done their first degree in India. Candidates must be below 30 years of age on the first of July in the year of application. Preference will be given to candidates who have not yet studied abroad.|
|Ishibashi Foundation Scholarships||The Ishibashi Foundation offers a scholarship through Japan Educational Exchanges and Services (JEES) to graduate students who are planning to conduct research in art history in one of the selected universities in Japan.|
|Japan Foundation Endowment Committee||Provides small grants to support research in the academic field of Japanese Studies within degree-awarding institutions in the United Kingdom.|
|Joint/Japan World Bank Graduate Scholarship Programme (JJ/WGBSP)||The program is open to women and men from developing countries with professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts. Eligibility: Be a national of a World Bank member developing country; Not hold dual citizenship of a developed country;Hold a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree earned at least 3 years prior to the Application Deadline date; Have 3 years or more of recent development-related experience after earning a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree; Be accepted unconditionally to enroll in the upcoming academic year in one of JJWBGSP preferred master programs by the Application Deadline date (At SOAS, the preferred programmes are the MSc Development Economics/MSc International Finance and Development, MSc Globalisation and Development, MA Human Rights Law, MSc Political Economic of Development); Not be a staff member (which includes consultants) or relative of a staff member of the World Bank Group. Deadline 11 April 2019|
|The Korean Foundation Graduate Studies Fellowships||For foreign MA or PhD candidates currently enrolled on a graduate program and conducting research on topics related to Korea within the contexts of Humanities, Social Sciences or Arts and Culture Studies.|
|The Leverhulme Trust||Study Abroad Studentships support an extended period of advanced study or research at a centre of learning in any overseas country, with the exception of the USA.|
|London Goodenough Association of Canada||Supports Canadians undertaking graduate study in London.|
|MastersCompare Postgraduate Scholarship||Offers a Postgraduate scholarship to help Masters students and prospective Masters students in the UK.|
|Marshall Scholarships||Offers scholarships to American graduates interested in studying at Masters and Research level in the UK.|
|MBI Al Jaber Foundation Scholarships||Open to all Arab residents of the Middle East who have an unconditional offer for a Master's programme.|
|Nestpick Scholarship||Offers grants to aid with student housing worldwide.|
|OFID Scholarship Award||For students in developing countries.|
|Orient- Institut Istanbul||Offers stipends to support PhD research visit to the Institut.|
|Prisoners of Conscience Appeal Fund||Helps individual prisoners of conscience both in exile in the UK and overseas.|
|Rapid Formations Entrepreneur Scholarship Programme||Applicants must have secured a place to study, have demonstrable entrepreneurial attitude and leadership skills and provide clear evidence of the need for additional financial support.|
|Reservation Counter||Private scholarship opportunities for study in the United States.|
|Rueben Singh Scholarship||For undergraduates at a UK university.|
|Richard Reeves Foundation||Provides grants aimed at students from disadvantaged backgrounds for study in a range of subject areas.|
|Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation||Fellowship and grant competitions in Buddhist Studies|
|The Society of for Architectural Historians in Great Britain Postgraduate Research Bursaries||Supports students undertaking research in the discipline of Architectural History.|
|The Thouron Award||Graduates of British universities receive support for up to two years for a graduate (post-graduate) degree program at the University of Pennsylvania. It offers a wide range of postgraduate courses – in the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Architecture & Regional Planning, Law amongst others.|
|Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships||For Canadian citizens applying to a doctoral program in the disciplines of Social Sciences and Humanities, or for those studying full-time in the first or second year of such a program at a foreign university. Each university will have its own deadlines to select the students whose files will be forwarded to the Foundation before the final deadline. At SOAS, applicants are required to submit their applications 4 weeks before the Foundation final deadline.|
|Turkiye Scholarships||For students interested in undertaking research in Turkey.|
|Snowdon Masters Scholarships||Offered by the Global Disability Innovation Hub and Snowdon Trust. This scholarship aims to accelerate disabled leaders through post-graduate study, the scholarships will invest in inspirational disabled leaders funding up to £15,000 for a UK Masters course and a £15,000 stipend while studying.|
|Wellcome Trust Funding||a) Master's Awards in Humanities and Social Science: Enabling researchers to undertake humanities or social science Master's courses in any area of health. b) Doctoral Studentships. IMPORTANT: SOAS has internal deadline at SOAS, which is before the Wellcome Trust application deadline. If you are interested in applying for the Master's awards or Doctoral Studentships, you need to submit your Wellcome application form six weeks before the Wellcome Trust application deadline together with your admission application to the programme. Applicants are strongly advised to liaise with their proposed supervisor/Tutor well in advance. It is recommended that candidates interested in applying for this studentship contact the Scholarships Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible. Each university can put forward one candidate for a Master’s Award.|
|Youth Forward Scholarship Program||Aims to reward deserving applicants $3,000 in annual scholarships. For students enrollers as a High School Sophmore, Junior, or Senior or as a College Freshman.|
These are scholarships and funding search resources which are not administered by SOAS. Please contact the external organisation directly for information on the funding offered.
|Education UK Scholarship Database||Information on funding and studying in the UK for overseas students.|
|European Funding Guide||Search engine for grants, scholarships and awards for those undertaking their studies in the EU.|
|Find A Masters||Masters degree search engine which provides information on funding for EU and overseas students.|
|Find A PhD||Research degree search engine which provides information on funding for EU and overseas students.|
|International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)||Financial aid, scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad.|
|Lanekassen||Information on loans and scholarships for Norwegian students.|
|Prospects||Advice on careers and further study.|
|The Scholarship Hub||Search and apply for UK and EU scholarships, grants and bursaries.|
|Scholarship Search||Search engine for scholarships for UK and EU study.|
|Turn 2 Us||Support for those experiencing financial hardship to gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services.|