Ferguson Scholarships for African Students at SOAS, University of London in UK, 2018

Ferguson Scholarships for African Students at SOAS, University of London in UK , and applications are submitted till 20 February 2018. Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable trust is offering scholarships for African students . Scholarships are available for pursuing full time MA degree in the field of African Studies, International Studies and Diplomacy and Social Anthropology of Development at SOAS, University of London. Scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit. Full details: 

School(Institutions/ Country): | UK

Level: master programme at the SOAS, University of London.

Field(s): 

Deadline: 20 February 2018

Funded By: Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Ferguson Scholarships for African Students are targeted for applicants from African Countries (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea,

Ethiopia , Gabon, Gambia, Ghana , Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya , Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi , Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria , Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe) are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: There are Ten ferguson scholarships available.

Scholarship Duration: Students offered a Ferguson Scholarship must take it up in the academic year 2018/19 and it cannot be carried forward to a later year.

Scholarship covers: Each Ferguson Scholarship is valued at £25,000 in total and lasts for one year. The scholarships can be used for fees and the remainder towards maintenance. The Ferguson scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit.

Description

‣ Thanks to the generosity of the Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable trust, three Ferguson scholarships have been established for African Students (African nationals and resident in Africa), who wish to undertake a taught masters course at SOAS.

‣ Each Ferguson Scholarships for African Students is valued at £25,000 in total and lasts for one year. The scholarships can be used for fees and the remainder towards maintenance.

‣ The Ferguson scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit. Students offered a Ferguson Scholarship must take it up in the academic year 2018/19 and it cannot be carried forward to a later year.


Other Scholarships

William Ross Murray Scholarship Deadline: 20 February 2018

The William Ross Murray Scholarship is a joint initiative with International Students House (ISH). SOAS will cover the cost of tuition fees at the Overseas rate and ISH will provide free accommodation and a food scholarship covering 3 meals per day. There is one William Ross Murray Scholarship available.

Eligible Programmes

  • Full-time LLM
  • Part-time programmes are not eligible

https://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/william-ross-murray-scholarship.html

Tibawi Trust AwardDeadline: 5 June 2018

Dr Abdul-Latif Tibawi left a gift in his will to establish a Trust for a postgraduate award. The award is to assist Palestinians undertaking a post graduate course at SOAS and may be used towards conference visits or fieldwork in the UK or Overseas. There are 2 Tibawi awards of up to £1000 each

Eligible Programmes

  • Any postgraduate degree programme at SOAS.

https://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/tibawi-trust-award.html

Sochon Foundation ScholarshipDeadline: 3 May 2018

The Sochon Foundation has generously provided SOAS with scholarships for students undertaking a full-time post-graduate programmes in Korean Studies. The total budget available is a maximum of £16,000 for 2018-19. The value of each bursary is up to £6,000 for students classified as Overseas for fee purposes and up to £3,000 for students classified as Home/EU for fee purposes.

Important information for MPhil/PhD candidates and two-year MA programme applicants.

The scholarship is for one year only. For candidates undertaking an MPhil/PhD programme or a two-year MA programme, the scholarship is not renewable.

The Sochon Foundation Scholarship may be held in conjunction with other scholarships.  However, please be aware that all financial support secured before 3 May 2018 must be declared in your application. Any awards held will be taken into consideration on assessment of financial need.

https://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/sochon-foundation-scholarship.html

Sasakawa Postgraduate StudentshipDeadline: 20 February 2018

The Japan Research Centre (JRC) is pleased to invite applications for the Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentship, made possible through the generosity of The Nippon Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation. 

SOAS can nominate up to three students for studentships of £10,000 (untaxed), which will be paid in three instalments: £3,300 at the start of Terms 1 & 2, and £3,400 at the start of Term 3.

Important information for MPhil/PhD candidates and for 2-year full-time Taught Masters candidates:  This studentship is for one year only. Award holders will be welcomed to reapply in open competition for this studentship (subject to availability) in subsequent years.

https://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/sasakawa-postgraduate-studentship.html

The Pullen Scholarship Deadline: 20 February 2018

One Pullen Scholarship is available for post-graduate students undertaking the full-time MA Traditions of Yoga and Meditation at SOAS. The total value of the scholarship is £8,000, which will be used towards the cost of tuition fees. Any outstanding fees will be payable by the student.  

Eligible Programmes

https://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/the-pullen-scholarship-.html

Paul Webley Alphawood ScholarshipsDeadline: 20 February 2018

The Alphawood Foundation has generously provided Paul Webley Alphawood Scholarships for post-graduate students undertaking either the full-time taught masters programmes MA Human Rights Law or LLM in Human Rights, Conflict and Justice.

In 2018-19 there will be 1 Paul Webley Alphawood Scholarship.

The Paul Webley Alphawood Scholarship will cover tuition fees.  

MA in Human Rights Law candidates must demonstrate how they will specialise in the promotion and protection of the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender persons under the law. LLM in Human Rights, Conflict and Justice candidates must demonstrate how they will specialise in the promotion and protection of the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender person under the law

Eligible Programmes

https://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/paul-webley-alphawood-scholarships.html

Kamran Djam ScholarshipsDeadline: 1 May 2018

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 of up to a maximum of £13,000 each year for the duration of the award. The MPhil/PhD scholarship is paid for 3 years.  The MA is paid for one year (or two years if part-time). The Undergraduate scholarship is paid for one year.

Eligible Programmes

  • SOAS undergraduates entering their final year in 2018/19, studying BA Persian.
  • SOAS undergraduates entering their final year in 2018/19, studying BA Persian and another subject.
  • Full-time or part-time MA Iranian Studies starting in 2018/19.
  • Full-time MPhil PhD (new admissions only, starting in September 2018) in the following subject areas: Persian Language, Persian Literature, Iranian History starting in 2018/19.

https://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/kamran-djam-scholarships.html

John Loiello AFSOAS FISH ScholarshipDeadline: 20 February 2018

The John Loiello AFSOAS FISH Scholarship was set up by the American Friends of SOAS  The scholarship is named after John Loiello, a founding board members and benefactor of AFSOAS who sadly passed away in 2013. The purpose of the scholarship is to give an American student the life changing opportunity to study a full-time, one-year taught Master's programme at SOAS in London.

The total value of the scholarship will be a minimum of £20,000 GBP. Tuition fees will be deducted from this amount and the remainder may be used towards maintenance. 
In addition, an accommodation scholarship will be provided by Friends of International Students’ House (FISH) for the student to live at International Students’ House (ISH) in central London plus a small contribution in food vouchers (breakfast) at ISH

Eligible programmes

  • Any full-time, one-year taught Master's programme at SOAS.
  • Two year programmes are not eligible
  • Part-time programmes are not eligible

https://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/john-loiello-afsoas-fish-scholarship.html

H.E. Dr Issa Ghanim Jassim Al-Kawari ScholarshipDeadline: 20 February 2018

We are pleased to announce the availability of one H.E. Dr Issa Ghanim Jassim Al-Kawari Scholarship for UK/EU and Overseas students to enable them to undertake a range of full-time Taught Masters programmes at SOAS,focusing on the study of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.   

The total value of the scholarship is £25,000.  Fees will be deducted from this amount and the remainder can be used toward maintenance.  

Students offered a scholarship must take it up in 2018/19.  It cannot be carried forward to a later year.

The programme aims to encourage diversity and in particular seeks to strike a gender balance in recipients of award.

Eligible Programmes

  • Full-time MA Ancient Near Eastern Languages with a focus on the languages of the GCC region (School of History, Religions and Philosophies)
  • Full-time MA Arabic Literature with a focus on the literature of the GCC region (School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics)
  • Full-time MSc Economics with reference to the Middle East with a focus on the GCC region (Department of Economics)
  • Full-time MA History of Art and Architecture of the Islamic Middle East with a focus on the art of the GCC region (School of Arts)
  • Full-time MA Islamic Societies and Culture with a focus on the GCC region(School of History, Religions and Philosophies)
  • Full-time MA Islamic Studies with a focus on the GCC region (School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics)
  • Full-time MA Media and the Middle East with a focus on the media of the GCC region (Interdisciplinary Studies)
  • Full-time MSc Middle East Politics with a focus on the politics of the GCC region (Department of Politics and International Studies)
  • Full-time MA Near and Middle Eastern Studies with a focus on the GCC region (School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics)
  • Part-time programmes are not eligible

https://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/he-dr-issa-ghanim-jassim-al-kawari-scholarship.html

Felix Non- Indian ScholarshipDeadline: 29 January 2018

Thanks to the generosity of the Felix Scholarship Trust, one Felix Scholarship will be available to a national from a developing country with a first class undergraduate degree to pursue a Taught Masters programme for entry in September 2018.

This scholarship is aimed primarily at candidates who are  nationals of  Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Palestine territories (West Bank and Gaza) living in their country of origin. 

The Felix scholarship covers the full cost of tuition fees; living costs (£15,560 in 2017-18) and a return air fare. This Masters scholarship is shared with International Students House, which provides free accommodation and breakfast. The accommodation cost will be deducted from the living cost of £15,560.

Eligible Programmes

  • Any SOAS taught masters programme.
  • Part-time programmes are not eligible.

https://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/felix-non--indian-scholarship.html

Felix ScholarshipsDeadline: 29 January 2018

Thanks to the generosity of the Felix Scholarship Trust, a number of Felix Scholarships will be available to Indian nationals with first class degrees to pursue graduate studies at SOAS, University of London. There will be one PhD scholarship for entry in September 2018 and a number of scholarships for Taught Masters programmes for entry in September 2018.

The Felix scholarship covers the full cost of tuition fees; living costs (£15,560 in 2017-18) and a return air fare. Two Masters scholarships are shared with International Students House, which provides free accommodation and breakfast. For these awards, the accommodation cost will be deducted from the living cost of £15,560.

Eligible Programme

  • Any full time PhD programme or Taught masters programmes.
  • Part-time programmes are not eligible.

https://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/felix-scholarships.html

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) StudentshipsDeadline: 9 January 2018

SOAS is a member of the UBEL Doctoral Training Partnership (UBEL-DTP), alongside UCL, Birkbeck, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and the University of East London. The Partnership provides ESRC funding for over 40 new PhD studentships each year.

For enquiries, please:

Email: scholarships@soas.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7074 5094/5091

Application procedure & Important deadlines

Competition for ESRC studentships for October 2018 entry is now open


https://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/economic-and-social-research-council-esrc-studentships.html

CSJR Postgraduate Student BursaryDeadline: 4 June 2018

The Centre for the Study of Japanese Religions offers a CSJR Postgraduate Student Bursary in Japanese Religions to be held at SOAS, University of London. 

The total value of the scholarship is £5,000 for one year only for full-time programmes, providing a contribution towards fees.   For part-time MA programmes, the £5,000 will be paid over the duration of the MA programme (i.e. £2,500 per year over two years for a two-year part-time MA or £1,250 per year over 4 years for a 4-year part-time).  For a part-time Research Degree (MPhil/PhD) programme, £2,500 will be paid in year one and £2,500 in year two.  If the successful candidate receives a grant to cover fees from another funding body, the bursary can be used towards maintenance.

Applications are invited from outstanding students of Japanese religions, regardless of nationality.

Eligible Programmes

https://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/csjr-postgraduate-student-bursary.html

CKS (Centre of Korean Studies) BursariesDeadline: 3 May 2018

The Korean Studies Fund (EKSF) will fund a number of CKS (Centre of Korean Studies) bursaries for students undertaking a full-time postgraduate Korean Studies programme. The total budget available is a maximum of £18,000 for 2018-19. The value of each bursary is up to £6,000 for students classified as Oversseas for fee purposes and up to £3,000 for students classified as Home/EU for fee purposes. These bursaries may only be used towards the cost of tuition fees. Living costs are not available as part of the award. The duration of the bursary is for one year.

Important information for MPhil/PhD candidates and two-year MA programme applicants.

The scholarship is for one year only. For candidates undertaking an MPhil/PhD programme or a two-year MA programme, the scholarship is not renewable.

Eligible programmes

Below are the eligible FULL TIME programmes (new admissions, starting in September 2018):

  • MA Korean Studies and Intensive Language (Korean)
  • MA History of Art and Archaeology of East Asia and Intensive Language (Korean).  N.B. 90 credits (i.e. 60 credit dissertation plus 30 others, of the non-language component) should be in Korea-related subjects.
  • MA History and Intensive Language (Korean). N.B. 90 credits (i.e. 60 credit dissertation plus 30 others, of the non-language component) should be in Korea-related subjects.
  • MA Korean Studies
  • Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD) in Japanese and Korean Studies

Part-time programmes are not eligible.

https://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/aks-postgraduate-bursary.html

Brough Sanskrit AwardsDeadline: 16 April 2018

This year there are 5 awards of up to £1,400 for SOAS postgraduate research and master's students who use Sanskrit in their work and will use the funds for research activity such as fieldwork trips (e.g. to manuscript libraries, etc), or conference and workshop attendance.

https://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/brough-sanskrit-awards.html

The Alphawood Scholarships at SOAS

The Alphawood Scholarships application process for the 2018-19 academic year is now open. Applications will be welcomed until 23.59 (UTC) Friday 22 December 2017 through our Online Application Form.

https://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/alphawood-scholarships.html

The Ahmad Mustafa Abu-Hakima Bursary Deadline: 20 February 2018

There is one Ahmad Mustafa Abu-Hakima Bursary, valued at £2,900 in total. The Ahmad Mustafa Abu-Hakima Bursary is intended to off-set part of the cost of tuition fees or assist with living expenses.  The award is for one year only.

Eligible Programmes

The bursary is for students undertaking full-time postgraduate degrees involving the study of the modern history of the Arab world. Eligible programmes are:

History modules offered as majors or minors in these programmes which deal with the modern Arab World are:

  • Modernity and the Transformation of the Middle East I and II;
  • Israel, the Arab World and the Palestinians
  • Critical Perspectives on Palestine Studies I and II

https://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/the-ahmad-mustafa-abuhakima-bursary.html


Eligibility




To apply for Ferguson Scholarships for African Students , applicants should:

‣ Be nationals of and resident in an African country

‣ Hold an undergraduate degree at the first class level

‣ Hold an offer of admission to pursue one of the eligible programmes by the scholarship deadline. Priority may be given to applicants with unconditional offers. If your offer is conditional, please ensure you meet the conditions as soon as possible.

‣ Applicants must meet the English language condition of their offer of admission to study at SOAS as soon as possible but no later than 1 June 2016. 

‣ If your offer is conditional on English, please arrange your English test and ensure you meet the English requirement as soon as possible.


Selection criteria for Ferguson Scholarships for African Students 

‣ Candidates will be assessed on academic merit by an Advisory Panel consisting of three academic members.

‣ The assessment of your application will be based on the information in your scholarship application. Selectors will be looking at the degree results and also at academic references, statement and other relevant information.


Notification:

‣ Successful candidates will be notified by end-June. If you have not heard from us by end-June, you should assume that your application was unsuccessful.


Scholarship Application Method


Scholarship Application Procedures

You must follow two steps:

  • STEP 1: Apply for your programme

You must submit a COMPLETE on-line application for admission.  

Applicants must have an offer of admission to pursue a full-time masters programme at SOAS by the scholarship application deadline. A complete application for admission includes transcripts, an explanation of the grading system for any degrees obtained outside of the UK, two references, CV and a personal statement.  The panel will be considering your scholarship application TOGETHER with your on-line application for admission.  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 the year.  You should be prepared to wait up to 6 weeks in busy periods.

It is recommended to apply for the programme about six weeks BEFORE the scholarship deadline (that is, by 9 January 2018).

  • STEP 2: Apply for the scholarship by 17:00 (UK local time) on 20 February 2018.

You must apply for this scholarship via the on-line application form which will open HERE on 23 January 2018.

For enquiries, please: 

Email: scholarships@soas.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7074 5094/5091

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 20 February 2018

  •  Scholarship applications must be received no later than 17:00 (UK local time) on 20 February 2018.
  • You must also submit a complete online application to your programme. It is recommended to apply for the programme about six weeks BEFORE the scholarship deadline (that is, by 9 January 2018). 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 be prepared to wait up to 6 weeks in busy periods.
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

For more Information about Ferguson Scholarships for African Students 



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