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.

Current scholarships, bursaries and awards

This is where you’ll find the most up-to-date information on current scholarships and other awards available to you. Make sure you check back to see if we’ve added any new awards.

  1. Undergraduate Scholarships
  2. Masters Scholarships 
  3. Research Scholarships
  4. Hardship and Childcare Funds
  5. External Scholarships
  6. Alumni Discount (for SOAS Graduates)
  7. Family Bursary (for family of SOAS Staff and Graduates)

Scholarship maintenance payment dates for 2022/23

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 10 October 2022
  • On/around 23 January 2023
  • On/around 8 May 2023

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

US Private Loan, Sallie Mae payment dates for 2022/23

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

  • on/around 3 October 2022
  • **Please check your loan letter as dates can vary 

For queries regarding US Loans please contact the Funding team at with the title "US Loans Query".