Taught Master's Scholarships

TitleCountry/NationalityDescriptionOpen / Closed
SOAS Alphawood ScholarshipCheck specific entry criteria For the following degrees: MA History of Art and Archaeology,
Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art - any combination of three Diploma modules, including Southeast Asian Art module
Anthony Dicks Memorial ScholarshipDomiciled in a developing countryFull-time LLM (new admissions only)Closed for 2024/25
Allan and Nesta Ferguson ScholarshipsLow or Middle income countries. Please check for specific entry criteria on the advert For any full-time master's programme in the College of Humanities (new admissions only)Closed for 2024/25
Bernard Buckman ScholarshipUKFull-time MA Chinese Studies or MA Advanced Chinese Studies, for UK/EU fee paying students (New admissions only)Open
Brough Sanskrit AwardsAny3 awards of up to £1,200 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)Not available for 2024/25
CAMHRA Master’s ScholarshipsAnyFull-time or part-time MA Medical Anthropology and Mental Health or MRes Social Anthropology
(New admissions only)
Open for 2024/25
Commonwealth Shared ScholarshipEligible Commonwealth countriesFull-time MSc Development Studies
Full-time MSc Environment, Politics and Development
Full-time MSc Migration Mobility and Development
(New admissions only)
Not available at SOAS for 2024/25
CSJR Postgraduate Student BursaryAnyFor 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)Now closed for 2024/25
Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC) UBEL StudentshipsSee RCUK residency criteria (PDF)MRes in Law
MRes Social Anthropology
MRes Social Anthropology and Intensive Language
MSc Research for International Development
MSc Development Economics
MA Language Documentation and Description
MA Linguistics
Now closed for 2024/25
EDDID Financial Holdings Bursary AwardAny; priority given to nationals of Hong KongFull-time study in the following courses: MSc Development Economics
MSc Economic Policy
MSc Economics
MSc Finance
MSc International Business
MSc Public Policy and Management
Closed for 2023/24
Felix ScholarshipsIndiaAny full-time taught master's degree (New admissions only)Now closed for 2024/25
Felix Scholarship Non-IndianPriority to nationals of Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Palestinian territories living in their country of originAny full-time taught master's degree (New admissions only)Now closed for 2024/25
International Postgraduate ScholarshipsEast Asia, Japan and Korea, Southeast Asia, India, Pakistan, The Americas, Middle East, Africa, EuropeAny full-time taught master's degree (New admissions only)Open for 2024/25
JJWBG Scholarship ProgramApplicants from the listed eligible developing countryFull-time MSc Economics or MSc Development Economics (with Finance as an exit pathway)Closed - Please Read advert for details
John Loiello ScholarshipUSAAny full-time 1-year taught master’s degree (New Admissions only)Now closed for 2024/25
Kamran Djam ScholarshipsAnyFull-time and part-time MA Iranian Studies (New admissions only)Open
Margaret Busby New Daughters of Africa AwardAfricaFull-time MA African Studies, MA Comparative Literature or MA Translations (in African Languages) (New admissions only)Not available for 2024/25
Saraswati Dalmia ScholarshipAnyPriority given to MPhil/PhD students. MA in History of Art & Archaeology or other MA with significant History of Art component also consideredClosed for 2024/25
Sasakawa Postgraduate StudentshipAnyFor any full-time programme which focuses on any aspect of Japan (Current students and new admissions)Now closed for 2024/25
SFM Academic Excellence Marketing ScholarshipOversea Students onlyFor MSc International Marketing overseas applicants (New Admissions only)Open
Shapoorji Pallonji ScholarshipsAnyFor full-time or part-time study for the following Master's courses:
MA Iranian Studies
MA Religion in Global Politics
MA South Asian Area Studies
MA Middle Eastern Studies
Full-time MPhil/PhD in the following subject areas: i) Zoroastrianism, both ancient and modern ii) Zoroastrianism with Avestan, Pahlavi, Persian or Gujarati languages
SOAS Master's ScholarshipsUKFor any full-time eligible taught master's programme (New admissions only)Open
Sochon Foundation ScholarshipAnyFor Korean Studies (New admissions only)Now closed for 2024/25
Tallow Chandlers and M.W. Beer ScholarshipAnyFor any full-time or part-time master's programme. Student's dissertation needs to research the oil and edible fats industries.Not available for 2024/25
Tibawi Trust AwardsPalestinianFor Palestinian postgraduate students currently enrolled on a programme at SOAS. Available for fieldwork and conferences (Current students only)Open
Tibet Foundation AwardAnyFor the following full-time programmes: MA Buddhist Studies
MA History of Art and Archaeology of East Asia
MA Traditions of Yoga and Meditation
V. P. Kanitkar Memorial ScholarshipAnyTo support a taught master's in Religious Studies with reference to Hinduism or a taught masters in Anthropology with reference to Hindu culture in South Asia (New admissions only)Open