SOAS University of London


Scholarships available on Taught Masters Programmes

Title Country/Nationality Description Open / Closed
Ahmad Mustafa Abu-Hakima Bursary Any programme must include studying the history of the modern Arab world. Eligible full-time programmes:   MA History; MA History and Intensive Language;  MA Historical Research Methods;  MA Historical Research Methods and Intensive Language; MA Near and Middle Eastern Studies; MA Near and Middle Eastern Studies and Intensive Language; MSc Middle East Politics; MA Gender Studies;  MA Media and the Middle East; MA Israeli Studies;  MA Palestine Studies; MA Palestine Studies and Intensive Language (New admissions only) OPEN
Alphawood Scholarships Normally be resident in one of the following countries: Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar/Burma, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam The Alphawood Scholarships programme is part of the Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme. The programme aims to make a significant and positive impact on the understanding and preservation of ancient to pre-modern Buddhist and Hindu art and architecture in the Southeast Asia region. These scholarships are for the following eligible programmes: MA History of Art and Archaeology, MA Religious Arts of Asia, Postgraduate Asian Art Course Certificate in Buddhist Art (running next in April 2018) or Southeast Asian Art (running next in April 2019) and Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art (a combination of three modules). OPEN
Bernard Buckman Scholarship UK/EU full-time MA Chinese Studies or MA Advanced Chinese Studies, for UK/EU fee paying students (New admissions only) OPEN
Bishwa Bangla Scholarship West Bengal, India 2 awards of £36,526 for the following eligible masters programme:
MA South Asian Area Studies(1 year full-time)
Brough Sanskrit Awards Any 5 awards of up to £1,400 for SOAS postgraduate research and master's students who use Sanskrit in the work and will use the funds for fieldwork, conference or workshop attendance (Current students only) OPEN for 2017/18 Academic Year - Deadline for second round: 16 April 2018, 17:00 UK Time(First Round closed)
Canon Collins Scholarships Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe These scholarships are for Masters study in any subject field.
The application process normally opens in December and closes in February, for study commencing in September the following year. Please go to the Canon Collins website and click "Apply for A Scholarship" and then "Canon Collins Scholarship for Masters Study in the UK" for further information on how to apply.  (New admissions only)
Available for 2018-19.  Please check Canon Collins website for information
CKS (Centre of Korean Studies) bursaries Any full-time postgraduate Korean Studies programme (New admissions only) OPEN
CSJR Postgraduate Student Bursary Any for the full-time or part-time MA Religions of Asia and Africa/MA Religions of Asian and Africa and Intensive Language (Japanese) or MA Buddhist Studies intending to focus on Japanese Religions / Japanese Buddhism (New admissions only) OPEN
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship 2 scholarships (one scholarship for nationals/residents of Commonwealth countries in Africa and one scholarship for nationals/residents of India) for the following full-time degrees: MSc Development Studies, LLM in Law, Development and Globalisation, MSc Development Economics, MA Social Anthropology of Development, MA Music in Development (New admissions only) Subject to availability for 2018-19. Please check here mid-December 2017 for any updates.
Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC) Studentships UK/EU.  International students are eligible in any cluster as long as they are using Advanced Quantitative Methods.

MA Anthropological Research Methods

MA Anthropological Research Methods and Intensive Language

MSc Research for International Development

MSc Development Economics

MA Language Documentation and Description

MA Linguistics

Felix Scholarships India Any full-time Taught Masters (New Admissions only) OPEN
Felix Scholarship Non-Indian Priority to nationals of Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Palestinian territories living in their country of origin Any Full-time Taught Masters (New admissions only) OPEN
Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarships Africa for the following full-time degrees: MA African Studies, MA International Studies and Diplomacy, MA Social Anthropology of Development (New admissions only) OPEN
H.E. Dr Issa Ghanim Jassim Al-Kawari Scholarship Any for the following full-time degrees, focusing on the study of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE: MA Ancient Near Eastern Languages, MA Arabic Literature, MSc Economics with reference to the Middle East, MA History of Arts and Architecture of the Islamic Middle East, MA Islamic Societies and Cultures, MA Islamic Studies, MA Media and the Middle East, MSc Middle East Politics, MA Near and Middle Eastern Studies.  OPEN
HSBC SOAS Scholarships UK/EU full-time MA Sinology for UK/EU fee paying students (New admissions only) OPEN
John Loiello AFSOAS FISH scholarship US This scholarship is for any full-time (one-year) Taught Masters programme (New admissions only) OPEN
Kamran Djam Scholarships Any full-time and part-time MA Iranian Studies (New admissions only) OPEN
Open Society Foundations Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Laos, Libya, Myanmar/Burma, Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan For Masters study in the fields of Communications & Media; Culture, History & Society; Development Studies; Economics; Human Rights and/or Gender Studies; Law (including Human Rights law); Politics & International Studies. Scholarship applications must be submitted online. Please go to the Open Society Foundations website for further information on eligibility criteria and on how to apply for these scholarships. CLOSED -  Deadline: 15 July 2017 for September 2018 start
Paul Webley Alphawood Scholarship Any for the full-time MA in Human Rights Law, LLM in Human Rights, Conflict and Justice.Students must demonstrate how they will specialise in the promotion and protection of the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender persons under the law (New admissions only) OPEN
Pullen Scholarship UK//EU for the full-time MA Traditions of Yoga and Meditation NEW - OPEN
Said Foundation Scholarships Lebanese, Jordanian or Palestinian (including Palestinians inside Israel) and Syrian The Said Foundation offers scholarships in conjunction with SOAS to enable graduates to pursue postgraduate study or training. Scholarship applications must be submitted online. Please go to the Said Foundation website for further information on eligibility criteria and on how to apply for these scholarships CLOSED - DEADLINE:Wednesday 1 November 2017, 23.59 UK time
Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentships Any for any full-time programme which focuses on any aspect of Japan (Current students and New admissions) OPEN
Sochon Foundation Scholarship Any in Korean Studies (New admissions only) OPEN
The SOAS-Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Scholarship for Master's Study on Urban Population Growth in Somaliland  Any- Preference will be given to candidates who are either ordinarily resident in Somaliland or have spent a significant time living and studying there For the following full time programmes only;MSc Development Studies,MSc Violence, Conflict and Development, MSc Migration, Mobility and Development, MSc Environment, Politics and Development, MSc Globalisation and Development, MSc Labour and Social Movements, MSc Research for International Development Subject to availability for 2018-19. Please check here in December for any updates.
SOAS Master's Scholarships UK/EU for any full-time eligible taught masters programme (new admissions only) OPEN
SOAS Sanctuary Scholarship UK resident with Limited Leave to Remain or similar (see page for details) For any Full-time or Part-Time 2-year Master's programme. A scholarship which covers tuition fees. Available in 2018-19. Please check here in January 2018 for up to date information.
Tibawi Trust Awards Palestinian for Palestinian postgraduate students currently enrolled on a programme at SOAS. Available for fieldwork and conferences (Current students only) OPEN
William Ross Murray Scholarship Developing country for full-time LLM (New admissions only) OPEN