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Paul Webley Alphawood Scholarships

Deadline: 20 February 2019

The Alphawood Foundation has generously provided Paul Webley Alphawood Scholarships for post-graduate students undertaking either the full-time taught masters programmes MA Human Rights Law or LLM in Human Rights, Conflict and Justice.

In 2019-20 there will be 1 Paul Webley Alphawood Scholarship.

The Paul Webley Alphawood Scholarship will cover tuition fees.  

MA in Human Rights Law candidates must demonstrate how they will specialise in the promotion and protection of the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender persons under the law. LLM in Human Rights, Conflict and Justice candidates must demonstrate how they will specialise in the promotion and protection of the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender person under the law

Eligible Programmes
Candidate Criteria
  • Must possess a good honours degree, preferably first-class, from a UK institution or overseas equivalent.
  • Open to applicants paying fees at the UK/EU or overseas rate
  • Candidates undertaking the MA in Human Rights Law must demonstrate how they will specialise in the promotion and protection of the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender persons under the law
  • Candidates undertaking the LLM in Human Rights, Conflict and Justice must demonstrate how they will specialise in the promotion and protection of the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender persons under the law.
  • Applicants must have an offer of admission to pursue one of the eligible full-time masters programmes 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 2019.  If your offer is conditional on English, please arrange your English test and ensure you meet the English requirements as soon as possible.
Candidate Assessment
  • Candidates will be assessed on academic merit by a Selection Panel consisting of three academic members from the School of Law
  • The assessment of your application will be based on the information provided in your scholarship application and in your on-line admission application for admission. Selectors will be looking at the degree results and also at academic references, statement and other relevant
Scholarship Application Deadline
  • Scholarship applications must be received no later than 16:00 (UK Local time) on 20 February 2019.
  • In order to be considered for these scholarships, you must ALSO submit a complete online application to your programme. It is recommended to apply for the programme about six weeks BEFORE the scholarship deadline (that is, by 9 January 2019). 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 be prepared to wait up to 6 weeks in busy periods.
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be considered 
Number of applications normally received

10 applications

Notification of Results

Successful candidates will be notified by the end of June.  If you have not heard from us by end of 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 one of the eligible degree programme 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 2019).

  • STEP 2:  Apply for the scholarship by 16:00 (UK Local time) on 20 February 2019

You must apply for this scholarship via the on-line application form which will open HERE on 23 January 2019.

For enquiries, please contact the Scholarships department:

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