Ferguson Scholarships for African Students at SOAS, University of London in UK , and applications are submitted till 22 February 2017. 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
programme at the SOAS, University of London.
are awarded for full-time MA African Studies, MA International
Studies and Diplomacy and MA Social Anthropology of Development.
Deadline: 22 February 2017.
and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust
Scholarships for African Students are targeted for applicants from
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.
‣ Award No: There are three ferguson scholarships available.
‣ Scholarship Duration: Students offered a Ferguson Scholarship must take it up in the academic year 2016/17 and it cannot be carried forward to a later year.
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
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 2016/17 and it cannot be carried forward to a later year.
‣ 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.
‣ 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:
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 11 January 2017).
You must apply for this scholarship via the on-line scholarship application form, which will be available here on 24 January 2017.
For enquiries, please:
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7074 5094/5091
‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 22 February 2017.
‣ 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.