V. P. Kanitkar Memorial Scholarship

You are viewing: Apply

Key information

Deadline date
Tuition Fees and Maintenance

Scholarship overview

The V. P. Kanitkar Memorial Scholarship is available for postgraduate students to support a taught master's in Religious Studies with reference to Hinduism and a taught master's in Anthropology with reference to Hindu culture in South Asia. 

The scholarship covers the cost of tuition fees and provides a maintenance 

Eligible programmes

A taught master's in Religious Studies with reference to Hinduism

A taught master's in Anthropology with reference to Hindu culture in South Asia 

Candidate criteria

  • The scholarship is open to UK/EU and overseas applicants.
  • New admissions only (programmes starting in September 2024) for full-time one year taught master's degrees.
  • Applicants must possess or expect to be awarded a First Class Honours Degree or equivalent. Students with a non-UK degree to be adjudged in the top rank by their referees and transcript.
  • New scholarship applicants must have applied to SOAS but are not required to have received an offer of admissions by the scholarship deadline. An offer will need to have been received by the time the relevant panel meets to discuss scholarship applications.
  • 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 scholarship does not cover funding or even allow for Pre-sessionals

Candidate assessment

  • Candidates will be assessed on academic merit by an Advisory Panel.
  • The assessment of your application will be based on the information provided in your scholarship application and in your on-line application for admission. Selectors will be looking at the degree results, statement and other relevant information.

Scholarship application deadline

  • Applications must be received no later than 12:00pm (midday UK local time) on 3 May 2024.
  • In order to be considered for this scholarship, 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.
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Notification of results

The scholarship shortlisting and awarding period is expected to be completed by the end of July 2024, at the earliest. Successful candidates will be contacted first and once all awards have been allocated, the unsuccessful candidates will be notified. 


Applicants should follow the following steps:

Step 1: Apply for the programme

For guidance to apply for postgraduate admission and information on what makes an application, please see how to apply (PG)

Step 2: Apply for the scholarship by 12:00pm (midday UK local time) on 3 May 2024

You must apply for this scholarship via the online scholarship application form


For enquiries, please contact: