SOAS University of London

Registry

Scholarships available on Taught Masters Programmes

Title Country/Nationality Description Open / Closed
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) Closed
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). Currently unavailable. Please check here for up-to-date information on the Alphawood Scholarships
Anne Steyn Music Scholarship South Africa For the following eligible programmes
Full-time: MMus Enthomusicology
Full-time: MA Music in Development
Full-time: MMus Performance
Full-time: MA Global Creative and Cultural industries
Closed
Bishwa Bangla Scholarship West Bengal, India 2 awards for the following eligible masters programme:
MA South Asian Area Studies(1 year full-time)
Closed
Brough Sanskrit Awards Any 3 awards of up to £1,500 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) 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 2019-20. Please check the Canon Collins website for information on the scholarships
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Bangladesh and eligible Commonwealth countries in Africa Full-time MSc Development Studies
Full-time Msc Globalisation and Development
Full-time MSc Environment, Politics and Development
Full-time MSc Migration Mobility and Development
Full-time MSc Violence, Conflict and Development
Full-time LLM in Law, Development and Globalisation
Full-time MSc Development Economics
Full-time MSc Public Financial Management
Full-time MSc Political Economy of Development
Closed
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) Closed
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.

MRes in Law (New)

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

Closed
Felix Scholarships India Any full-time Taught Masters (New Admissions only) Closed
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) Closed
JRC Fuwaku Scholarships Any dissertation on a theme connected with Japan Closed
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 Intellectual History, MA Islamic Studies, MA Media and the Middle East, MSc Middle East Politics, MA Near and Middle Eastern Studies. 

Closed
International Postgraduate Merit Scholarship for the Department of Economics International fee-paying students Partial fee waiver of £2,500 for new students starting in September 2019 based on academic merit achievement of a UK upper second-class honours degree (2:1) and higher or the international equivalent. No application required
International Postgraduate Merit Scholarship for the School of Finance and Management International fee-paying students Partial fee waiver of £2,500 for new students starting in September 2019 based on academic merit achievement of a UK upper second-class honours degree (2:1) and higher or the international equivalent. No application required
International Postgraduate Merit Scholarship for the School of Law International fee-paying students Partial fee waiver of £2,500 for new students starting in September 2019 based on academic merit achievement of a UK upper second-class honours degree (2:1) and higher or the international equivalent. No application required
John Loiello AFSOAS FISH scholarship US This scholarship is for any full-time (one-year) Taught Masters programme (New admissions only) Closed
Kamran Djam Scholarships Any full-time and part-time MA Iranian Studies (New admissions only) Closed
Lady Barbara Judge Scholarship for Women South Africa MSc Climate Change and Development (Distance Learning Programme)
MSc Sustainable Development (Distance Learning Programme)
Closed
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. Available for 2019-20.  Please check the Open Society Foundations website for information
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) Closed
Postgraduate SOAS Global Impact Award Any For new students starting in September 2019 based on academic merit and a 500-word essay. Closed
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: 1 November 2018 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) Closed
Shapoorji Pallonji Scholarships Any a) One-year full-time MA Religions of Asia and Africa pathway: ‘Zoroastrianism’, starting in 2018/19.
b) Two-year part-time MA Religions of Asia and Africa pathway: ‘Zoroastrianism’, starting in 2018/19.
Closed
SOAS International Postgraduate Excellence Scholarship Canada, China, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and USA Partial fee waiver of £3,000 for new students starting in September 2019 based on academic merit achievement of a UK first-class honours degree (1st) or the international equivalent. You will also be required to submit a 250-word personal statement. Closed
SOAS Master's Scholarships UK/EU for any full-time eligible taught masters programme (new admissions only) Closed
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. Open - extended to 29 May 2019
Sochon Foundation Scholarship Any in Korean Studies (New admissions only) Closed
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) Closed