Kamran Djam Scholarships

Key information

Deadline date

Scholarship overview

Thanks to the generosity of the Fereydoun Djam Charitable Trust there are a number of Kamran Djam scholarships available for UK/EU and Overseas fee-paying SOAS students, normally providing a contribution towards fees. The MPhil/PhD scholarship is paid for 3 years. The MA Iranian Studies is paid for one year (or two years if part-time). The MA Iranian Studies and Intensive Persian for two years (or four years if part-time). The Undergraduate scholarship is paid for one year.

Eligible programmes

  • Full-time or part-time MA Iranian Studies starting in 2023/24.
  • Full-time or part-time MA Iranian Studies and Intensive Persian starting in 2023/24.
  • Full-time MPhil/PhD (new admissions only, starting in September 2023) in the following subject areas: Persian Language, Persian Literature, Iranian History starting in 2023/24

Candidate criteria

  • The scholarship is open to UK/EU and overseas fee-paying full time students.
  • Applicants for the MA Scholarships must possess or expect to be awarded a First Class Honours Degree or equivalent. Applicants with a non UK masters degree must be in the top rank as evidenced by references and transcripts. Applicants with a 2.1 may also apply but will not be given preference.
  • Applicants for the MPhil/PhD scholarships must possess or expect to be awarded a masters degree with a mark of Distinction from a UK university. Applicants with a non UK masters degree must be in the top rank as evidenced by references and transcripts. Applicants with a mark of merit may also apply but will not be given preference.
  • Applicants for the MPhil/PhD scholarships must have demonstrated in the research proposal of their application for admission that their research is in one of the following subject areas: Persian Language, Persian Literature, Iranian History
  • In order to be considered for the MPhil/PhD & MA scholarships, applicants must have an offer of admission to a Research programme or to the MA Iranian Studies/ MA Iranian Studies and Intensive Persian at SOAS by the scholarship application deadline - 28 April 2023 12:00 (UK local time)
  • Applicants must meet the English language condition of their offer of admission to study at SOAS as soon as possible. If your offer is conditional on English, please arrange your English test and ensure you meet the English requirements as soon as possible.
  • Please note that this scholarships does not cover funding or even allow for Pre-sessionals. 

Candidate assessment

  • Candidates will be assessed on academic merit by a Selection Panel consisting of three academic members.
  • The assessment will be based on the information in your application. Selectors will be looking at degree results, academic references (if submitted with application to study), statement of intent and full research proposal (for MPhil/PhD applicants), and other relevant information.

Notification of results

Please note that due to the competitive nature of the award only the successful candidates will be notified by the end of July 2023. If you have not heard from us by the end of July, you should assume that your application was unsuccessful.

Scholarship application deadline

  • Scholarship applications must be received no later than 12:00 (UK local time) on 28 April 2023 .
  • In order to be considered for the MPhil/PhD & MA scholarships, you must also submit a complete online application to your programme. Please note that complete applications for admission can take up to 4 weeks to be considered by the Department, although this duration can vary depending on the time of year. You should prepare to wait up to 6 weeks in busy periods.
  • You will need to have a firm offer for your programme by the time the Scholarship Selection panel meet. 
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Scholarship application procedures

Applicants should follow the following steps:

Step 1: Apply for your programme

Step 2: Apply for the scholarship by 12:00 (UK local time) on 28 April 2023

You must apply for this scholarship via the online application form

For enquiries, please:

Email: scholarships@soas.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)20 7074 5090