The Margaret Busby New Daughters of Africa Award
Deadline: 20 February 2020
The total value of the Margaret Busby New Daughters of Africa scholarship will be at least £20,000. Tuition fees will be deducted from this amount and any remainder may be used towards maintenance.
In addition, an accommodation scholarship will be provided by Friends of International Students’ House (FISH) for the student to live at International Students’ House (ISH) in central London plus a food scholarship at ISH. The scholarship recipient must reside at International Student House during the whole of your course. ISH is an independent educational charity that runs a large student hostel near the School, together with social facilities for international students in London. It has a close association with the University of London. You should also be aware that in return for the residential scholarship, ISH expects their scholarship students to play an active role in the life of ISH. In addition you may be asked to work on a voluntary basis within the House for a few hours each month.
- Full-time MA African Studies
- Full-time MA Comparative Literature
- Full-time MA Translation (in African Languages)
- This award is for a student with a particular interest in African Literature with the aim to support a new generation of African female writers
- Part-time programmes are not eligible
- New applicants only (new admissions, starting in September 2020)
- Open to a black, female student who is ordinarily resident in Africa.
- The award is for a student taking an MA in African Studies, MA Comparative Literature or MA Translation (in African Languages) at SOAS University of London. This award is for a student with a particular interest in African Literature with the aim to support a new generation of African female writers.
- Applicants must hold an offer to purpose one of the eligible degree programme at SOAS by the scholarships 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 1st June 2020. If your offer is conditional on English, please arrange your English test and ensure you meet the English requirement as soon as possible. Please note that most scholarships do not cover funding or even allow for Pre-sessionals. Please check the wording of your scholarship offer to see if you are eligible for Pre-sessional course or whether you need to achieve SOAS direct entry scores by the deadline specified in your scholarship terms and conditions.
- Candidates will be assessed on academic merit by a Selection Panel consisting of three academic members.
- Academic references, degree result, CV your statement and other relevant information in your application will be considered to assess the above criteria.
Notification of Results
Successful candidates will be notified by the end of June. If you have not heard from us by the end of June, you should assume your application was unsuccessful.
Scholarship Application Deadline & Application Material
- Scholarship applications must be received no later than 15:00 (UK Local time) on Thursday, 20 February 2020.
- You must submit a complete application of your programme as soon as possible then submit an application for this scholarship. Please note the complete applications for admission can take 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 scholarships deadline (that is, by 9 January 2020).
- Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Scholarship Application Procedures
You must follow two steps:
- STEP 1: Apply for your programme
You must submit a complete on-line application for admission.
Applicants must have an offer of admission to a degree programme at SOAS by the scholarship application deadline. It is recommended to apply for the programme about six weeks BEFORE the scholarships deadline (that is by 9 January 2020).
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 2020).
- STEP 2: Apply for the scholarship by 15:00 (UK Local time) on 20 February 2020.
You must apply for this scholarship via the on-line application form which opens on 23 January 2020.
For enquiries, please contact the Scholarships department:
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7074 5094/5091