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. This scholarship can not be held with a fully-funded scholarship. Otherwise, this studentship is not a full scholarship and may be used to supplement partial funding from elsewhere.
- Any full-time Postgraduate Taught Masters Degree Programmes (new admissions, i.e. starting a Masters Degree at SOAS in September 2019) with a dissertation on a theme connected with Japan.
- Any full-time MPhil/PhD student (new admissions and current SOAS MPhil/PhD students) whose thesis topic focuses on any aspect of Japan.
- Current Masters students enrolled in Year 1 (of a two-year full-time Masters Degree at SOAS) in 2018-19 and entering Year 2 in 2019-20 are also eligible to apply.
- Part-time programmes are not eligible. Current part-time students must change to full-time status if their application is successful and they elect to accept this award.
- Please note that this scholarship cannot be held during the Extension of Writing-Up (Continuation) status.
- For Postgraduate Taught Masters Degree applicants must write their dissertation on a theme connected with Japan. Applicants (new admissions, i.e. starting in September 2019) should provide evidence of this in the statement of their admission application. Applicants must possess (or expect) a first class or a good upper second class undergraduate degree (or its equivalent in the case of non-UK candidates).
- For MPhil/PhD applicants, the research proposal must focus on Japan. Applicants (new admissions, i.e. starting in September 2019) should provide evidence of this in the research proposal of their admission application. Applicants must possess a first class or a good upper second class undergraduate degree or a good merit or distinction (or equivalent) at a masters level.
- Applicants (new admissions, i.e. starting in September 2019) should include in their personal statement (as part of their admission application) details of their skills in Japanese, if any, and future academic or career plans. While Japanese language is not essential, it is desirable so it will be helpful if the applicants’ referees comment on their skills in Japanese in the areas of reading, composition and speaking, if applicable.
- Applicants (new admissions, i.e. starting in September 2019) must have an offer of admission to a degree programme at SOAS by the scholarships deadline.
- Applicants (new admissions, i.e. starting in September 2019) 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.
- Those who have already accepted full scholarships for 2019-20 from other funding sources are not eligible
- Applicants may be of any nationality, but
- Postgraduate Taught Masters degree applicants must be either UK citizen (no matter their current residency) or settled in the UK or have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years immediately preceding the start of their MA course.
- MPhil/PhD applicants must have completed at least one year postgraduate study at a UK institution of higher education.
- Candidates will be assessed on academic merit by Selection Panel consisting of three academic members. A list of nominees will be selected by the Steering Committee of the Japanese Research Centre (JRC) and submitted to the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation which will decide all finalist awardees.
- On evidence that the primary focus of the candidate’s study is Japan.
- For Postgraduate Taught Masters degree applicants only: academic references, degree results, statement, CV and other relevant information in your application will be considered to assess the above criteria.
- For MPhil/PhD only: academic references, degree results, statement, CV, research proposal and other relevant information in your application will be considered to assess the above criteria.
Scholarship Application Deadline & Application Material
- Scholarship applications must be received no later than 16:00 (UK local time) on Wednesday, 20 February 2019.
- New applicants only (new admissions, starting in September 2019): You must ALSO submit a complete application to your programme as soon as possible and then submit an application for the scholarship. Applicants applying for scholarships must also submit an application for admission well in advance. Please note that complete applications for admission can take 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 scholarships deadline (that is, by 9 January 2019)
- Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Notification of Results
Successful candidates will be notified by the end of June. If you have not heard from us by the end of June, you should assume your application was unsuccessful.
Scholarship Application Procedures
Applicants should follow the following 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 a degree programme at SOAS by the scholarship application deadline. It is recommended to apply for the programme about six weeks BEFORE the scholarships deadline (that is, by 9 January 2019).
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. (IMPORTANT: the personal statement should include details of the applicant’s skills in Japanese and future academic or career plans. Masters Degree applicants must also provide evidence that their dissertation is on a theme connected with Japan). In addition to this, MPhil/PhD applicants must also submit a research proposal whose thesis topic focuses on any aspect of Japan. 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.
(*IMPORTANT information for current SOAS students only: If you are currently enrolled on a SOAS MPhil/PhD OR on Year 1 of a two-year full-time SOAS Masters in 2018-19, do not complete STEP 1. You just need to complete STEP 2 below)
STEP 2: Apply for the scholarship by 16:00 (UK local time) on 20 February 2019.
You must apply for this scholarship via the on-line application form.
For enquiries, please contact the Scholarships Department:
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7074 5094/5091
For more information, please visit: www.soas.ac.uk.
If you find our website useful, please consider making a donation. It will help us pay our operating expenses.
- Full Tuition Fee + Grant, MSc in Engineering Scholarships, University of Southern Denmark
- Business School Master Scholarships, University of Leeds, UK
- Master Scholarships for International Students, Örebro University, Sweden
- Fully Funded Scholarships for International Students, Sweden
- Fully Funded Scholarships in Sociology and Politics, University of Bristol, UK
- Music Scholarships, Musicians Institute, USA
- Undergraduate Maths Scholarships for International Students, University of Edinburgh, UK
- Full Tuition Fee LLM Scholarships, Queen Mary University of London, UK
- Full Tuition Fee Master Scholarships, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
- Fully Funded Scholarships, Singapore University of Technology and Design
- Full Tuition Fee MBA Scholarships, New York University, USA
- Fully Funded Scholarships, Bond University, Australia
- Fully Funded Graduate Scholarships for International Students, University of Adelaide, Australia
- Fully Funded Fulbright Scholarships for Indonesian Students, USA
- Fully Funded Research Studentships for International Students, University of Reading, UK
- Fully Funded PhD Scholarships for International Students, University of Warwick, UK
- Full Tuition Fee MBA Scholarships for International Students, Melbourne Business School, Australia
- Master Scholarships for International Students, Malmö University, Sweden
- Space Studies Scholarships, International Space University, France
- Fully Funded Master Scholarships for International Students, Utrecht University, Netherlands
- Full Tuition Fee Fashion Scholarships, International Fashion Academy, France
- Master Scholarships for International Students, Uppsala University, Sweden
- Fully Funded Master Scholarships, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Canada
- Full Tuition Fee Scholarships for Female Students from Developing Countries, Swansea University, UK
- Full Tuition + Allowance Undergraduate Scholarships, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea
- Fully Funded Scholarships, Kochi University of Technology, Japan
- MA Scholarships in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies, University of London, UK
- Fully Funded PhD Scholarships in Economics, CERGE-EI, Czech Republic
Postgraduate SOAS Global Impact Award, University of London, UK
Postgraduate SOAS Global Impact Award is designed to reward and inspire excellence in global citizenship including inclusivity, leadership, social responsibility, innovation in solving complex local and global challenges. Number of awards available 5 Scholarship Value Scholars within the programme will benefit from a wide range of academic, financial and personal support including: £3,500 cash
SOAS International Postgraduate Excellence Scholarship, University of London, UK
The SOAS International Postgraduate Excellence Scholarship is designed to award new postgraduate students starting in September 2019 with a first-class academic performance. Type of award and value Fee reduction of £3,000 towards tuition fees Number of awards available There are limited number of scholarships available, these are listed against the country in the table
The Swire Scholarship in Chinese History, SOAS, University of London, UK
There is one scholarships available for research applicants whose proposed research topic is on Chinese History with a focus on the intensifying encounter - economic or otherwise - between China and the West during the second half of the nineteenth century/early twentieth century. For applicants classified as Overseas for fee purpose,
Kayoko Tsuda Bursary (Japanese Studies), School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK
The Japan Research Centre (JRC) is pleased to invite applications to the bursary created through the generosity of Ms Kayoko Tsuda. One is offered to the value of £7,000 (untaxed), and will be paid in three instalments: £3,000 at the beginning of Term 1, £3,000 at the beginning of Term
CSJR Postgraduate Student Bursary, SOAS, University of London, UK
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
Mathematics Department Research Studentship, King’s College London, UK
Eligibility criteria Open to residents of the following countries: All Nationalities All PhD applicants to the Mathematics Department at King's College London will be automatically considered for this award, providing that they have applied before the yearly deadline. Applicable subjects: Mathematics Application details Applications may be submitted from 01-Oct-2013 until 01-Feb-2014 Information about the funding The Department
Felix Non-Indian Scholarship, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK
One Felix Scholarship will be available to a Non-Indian student who is a citizen of and living in a developing country to pursue a research degree at SOAS. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition fees at the international rate and provides around £13,066 for living expenses. Eligible Programme Any full-time MPhil/PhD
Ahmad Mustafa Abu-Hakima Bursary, SOAS, University of London, UK
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
William Ross Murray Scholarship, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK
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
Aida Sulayman Arif Bursary in Art and Archaeology, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK
The Department of Art and Archaeology is pleased to invite applications to this bursary, created in recognition of the work of Dr Aida Sulayman Arif, an eminent archaeologist who completed her PhD at SOAS in 1960. Throughout her long and distinguished career, Dr Arif served a number of different fellowships, lectureships,
Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.