Taught Masters scholarships

Summary of Taught Masters scholarships

Title Country/Nationality Description Open / Closed
Alphawood Scholarship Check 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 Scholarship Domiciled in a developing country for full-time LLM (New admissions only) Closed
Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarships Africa for the following full-time degrees: MA African Studies, MA International Studies and Diplomacy, MA Anthropology of Global Futures and Sustainability (New admissions only) Closed
Bernard Buckman Scholarship UK full-time MA Chinese Studies or MA Advanced Chinese Studies, for UK/EU fee paying students (New admissions only)  Closed
Brough Sanskrit Awards Any 3 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)  Closed
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Eligible Commonwealth countries Full-time MSc Development Studies
Full-time MSc Environment, Politics and Development
Full-time MSc Migration Mobility and Development
(New admissions only)
CSJR Postgraduate Student Bursary Any for the full-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) UBEL Studentships See 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
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
International Postgraduate Scholarships East Asia, Japan and Korea, Southeast Asia, India, Pakistan, The Americas, Middle East, Africa, Europe Any Full-time Taught Masters (New admissions only) Open
Kamran Djam Scholarships Any full-time and part-time MA Iranian Studies (New admissions only) Closed
Margaret Busby New Daughters of Africa Award Africa full-time MA African Studies, MA Comparative Literature or MA Translations (in African Languages)   (New admissions only) Open
Patricia Toye MA History Studentship Any Full-time MA History, MA History and Intensive Language. Part time programmes are not eligible. New Admissions only Closed
Paul Webley Alphawood Scholarship Any for the full-time MA in Human Rights Law, LLM in Law and Gender,  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
Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentship Any for any full-time programme which focuses on any aspect of Japan (Current students and New admissions) Open
School of Arts 

UK/Home Black African & Caribbean heritage applicants

Overseas students

for new admissions, starting in September 2022 studying any of the following programmes (please check specific entry criteria): 

MA Curating Cultures, MA Global Creative & Cultural Industries, MA History of Art & Archaeology, MA History of Art & Archaeology of East Asia, MA History of Art & Archaeology of East Asia & Intensive Language, MA History of Art & Architecture of the Islamic Middle East, MA History of Art & Architecture of the Islamic Middle East & Intensive Language, MA Music 

Shapoorji Pallonji Scholarships Any a) One-year full-time MA Religions of Asia and Africa pathway: ‘Zoroastrianism
b) Two-year part-time MA Religions of Asia and Africa pathway: ‘Zoroastrianism’
(New admissions only)
SOAS Master's Scholarships UK for any full-time eligible taught masters programme (New admissions only) Closed
Sochon Foundation Scholarship Any in Korean Studies (New admissions only) Closed
Special Language Scholarship Any For full-time MA programmes in African Studies, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Linguistics, Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Post Colonial Studies, South Asian Studies, South East and Pacific Asian Studies, Translation.  Closed
Tallow Chandlers and M.W. Beer Scholarship Any For any Full-time or Part-time Master's programme. Student's dissertation needs to research the oil and edible fats industries. . Open
Tibawi Trust Awards Palestinian for Palestinian postgraduate students currently enrolled on a programme at SOAS. Available for fieldwork and conferences (Current students only)  Open
Tibet Foundation Award Any For the following Full-time Programes: MA Buddhist Studies
MA History of Art and Archaeology of East Asia
MA Traditions of Yoga and Meditation
VP Kanitkar Memorial Scholarship Any to support a taught masters in Religious Studies with reference to Hinduism and a taught masters in Anthropology with reference to Hindu culture in South Asia (new admissions only) Closed
Xia Jing Shan/SOAS Postgraduate Bursary Any For full-time MA Buddhist Studies (new admissions)  Closed