Kamran Djam Scholarships, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK

SOAS University of London UKThanks 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 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 2019/20, studying BA Persian.
  • SOAS undergraduates entering their final year in 2019/20, studying BA Persian and another subject.
  • Full-time or part-time MA Iranian Studies starting in 2019/20.
  • Full-time MPhil PhD (new admissions only, starting in September 2019) in the following subject areas: Persian Language, Persian Literature, Iranian History starting in 2019/20.

Candidate Criteria

  • Applicants for the BA scholarships must expect to be awarded a first class Honours Degree. Applicants who expect an upper second class degree may also apply, but will not be given preference.
  • 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
  • The scholarship is open to UK/EU and overseas fee-paying full time students.
  • 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 at SOAS by the scholarship application deadline.
  • 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 2019. If your offer is conditional on English, please arrange your English test and ensure you meet the English requirements as soon as possible.

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, statement of intent and full research proposal (for MPhil/PhD applicants), and other relevant information.

Notification of Results
Successful candidates will be notified by the end of July. 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 16:00 (UK local time) on 1 April 2019.
  • 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. It is recommended to apply for the programme about six weeks BEFORE the scholarship deadline (that is, by 18 February 2019).
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Scholarship Application Procedures
Applicants should follow the following steps:

STEP 1: Apply for your programme

Applicants for the MPhil/PhD and MA scholarships only must submit a complete on-line application for admission and have an offer of admission to a Research programme or to the MA Iranian Studies at SOAS by the scholarship application deadline.

  • To apply for a Master’s programme, please click here
  • To apply for a Research programme, please click here

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. In addition to this, MPhil/PHD applicants must submit research proposal. The panel will be considering your scholarship application TOGETHER with your online 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 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 18 February 2019).

STEP 2: Apply for the scholarship by 16:00 (UK local time) on 1 April 2019.

You must apply for this scholarship via the online scholarship application form, which will open HERE on 23 January 2019.

Applicants for the BA scholarships only: In addition to the on-line scholarship application form, you will also need two references. Please send the reference form to each of your referees together with a copy of your completed scholarship application form. The reference form can be downloaded from the download box at the top right hand corner of this page from 23 January 2019.

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

For more information, please visit: www.soas.ac.uk.

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