Scholarships, awards and bursaries


We have a wide range of scholarships and awards to support students on our degree programmes (this excludes any distance learning programmes).

There is a competitive application process for these scholarships and awards – based on academic merit. And their focus can range from supporting students from specific countries or a group of countries, to particular degrees or areas of research. We also offer a number of bursaries based on financial need at undergraduate level.

Scholarship maintenance payment dates for 2023/24

If you have a SOAS (or internal) scholarship, you will receive your maintenance payments in 3 equal instalments. Instalments will be paid directly to your bank account in accordance with the timeline below:

  • On/around 16 October 2023
  • On/around 22 January 2024
  • On/around 8 May 2024

For queries regarding maintenance instalments, please contact the Scholarships Office at with the title 'Maintenance Query'.

US Private Loan, Sallie Mae payment dates for 2023/24

The payment dates for Sallie Mae US private loans are as follows:

  • on/around 16 October 2023
  • Please check your loan letter as dates can vary 

For queries regarding US Loans please email the Funding team at with the title 'US Loans Query'.

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