International Postgraduate Scholarships 2024

Key information

Deadline date
£5,000 (Fee waiver)

Scholarship overview

The International Postgraduate Scholarships are designed to recognise and award overseas applicants with outstanding academic performance.

SOAS awards over 60 International Postgraduate Scholarships each year to students from over 30 countries. Each scholarship is valued at £5,000 and acts as a fee waiver. 

Eligibility criteria

  • Must hold an offer for a full-time Postgraduate Taught (on campus) programme.
  • Must be an overseas fee-paying student.
  • Minimum UK upper second-class (2:1) or international equivalent.
  • The NLUD-SOAS Joint LLM/MA in Environmental Justice in South Asia and the Shiv Nadar IoE-SOAS Joint MA Global Urban Sociology programmes are not eligible for this scholarship.

Please note, if you have applied for a 2-year masters, the scholarship will be eligible towards the first year of the degree's fees.

How to apply

Applicants can apply for the International Scholarship via the online form. You should save a copy of your application form for your records. If you wish to print a copy of the application form please do so before clicking SUMBIT.

Please do not submit more than one scholarship application. If you apply as part of the earlier rounds of the International Postgraduate Scholarship and are not successful, you will automatically be considered for subsequent rounds of funding. 

Application deadline

Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis, with three rounds in total. Applications will close for a brief period after each round of funding and then reopen for the subsequent rounds of funding.

  • The deadline for the first round of scholarships was the 29th of February 2024 GMT+00:00
  • The deadline for the second round of scholarships is the 30th of April 2024 GMT+00:00
  • The deadline for the third round of scholarships will be the 30th of June 2024 GMT+ 00:00

Notification of results

Successful applicants with an offer to study at SOAS will be notified within 10 working days of each deadline. This means that for the second round of scholarships sucessful applicants will be notified by Tuesday 14th of April. 

If you are successful and allocated the International Postgraduate Scholarship, you will be required to pay the CAS deposit of £4000 as part of the conditions to accept the award. Please note that the CAS deposit is only refundable in a limited set of circumstances. Please be mindful of this if you are accepting the International Postgraduate Scholarship with a conditional offer.