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 below
Eligibility and award criteria
Have a UK first-class honours degree (1st) or the international equivalent, (You are also required to have met the intended programme entry criteria, this may include a specific subject, i.e. Economics, Law etc before starting programme in September 2019.
A 250-word supporting statement with your Masters programme application.
Be classified as overseas for fee purposes
Have accepted an offer to study an eligible Masters campus taught programme at SOAS University of London, (please note Distance Learning or Online programmes are ineligible for this award).
If you have applied for another scholarship or award to study at SOAS, the higher amount will be awarded.
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 2019-20. 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 1 April 2019 must be declared in your application. Any awards held will be taken into consideration on assessment of financial need.
Below are the eligible FULL TIME programmes (new admissions, starting in September 2019):
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
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.
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
Scholars within the programme will benefit from a wide range of academic, financial and personal support including:
£3,500 cash award
£750 for academic self-development, i.e. giving a paper at a conference
An opportunity to mentor undergraduate students
There will be other additional benefits for the cohort through network events and career advice.
Eligibility for scholarship
Normal entry criteria will apply and a submission of a 500-word essay on a project you have undertaken to demonstrate a positive impact at a local or global level, you may wish include photos and/or a video to support you essay.
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. 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.
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 MPhil PhD (new admissions only, starting in September 2019) in the following subject areas: Persian Language, Persian Literature, Iranian History starting in 2019/20.
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.
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.
We are training a new generation of scientists dedicated to understanding ourselves,our world and its place in the universe. Our postgraduate researchers are an essential part of a vibrant, engaging and supportive research community, which we invite you to join. We are currently offering a number of fee scholarships to support excellent home, EU or overseas students wishing to study in the following areas:
Animal and Plant Sciences: Deepening human understanding of organisms and ecosystems to build a sustainable future
Biomedical Science: Leading acclaimed research to develop knowledge of medical conditions and improve treatments
Chemistry: Innovative research in the synthesis, properties and applications of molecules
Mathematics and Statistics: Exploring the length and breadth of pure and applied mathematics and statistics
Molecular Biology and Biotechnology: Applying the latest technologies to understand the molecular mechanisms that underpin life
Physics and Astronomy: Exploring the fundamental laws of the universe and developing pioneering technologies to tackle global challenges
Psychology: Investigating and understanding human behaviour and society, to satisfy the human urge to understand why
Fully funded international PhD studentships available for Oct. 2019 start
The University of Southampton, UK has been awarded a highly prestigious Programme from the European Research Council to study the generation, propagation and interaction with matter of the “Flying Donuts”, a new type of propagating electromagnetic excitations of toroidal topology, that were never experimentally studied before. This represents an exciting opportunity to advance optics and electromagnetism in a radically new direction since Hertz, Marconi, Popov and Tesla developed technology for generating, detecting, and communicating with conventional electromagnetic waves.
We are seeking bright and highly motivated postgraduate research students of outstanding calibre to join our programme. We welcome applications from students with a background in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, and related subjects. Applicants must have a first or upper second-class degree (or equivalent) from a recognized university, and a solid grounding in Optics/Electromagnetism. The studentships are fully funded for 3.5 years, including tuition fees and a tax-free bursary.
UK, EU and international applicants are welcome.
For informal enquiries please write to Prof. Nikolay I. Zheludev, FRS (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr Nikitas Papasimakis (email@example.com).
We are accepting application for both the Spring 2019 and Fall 2019 Sessions. Apply now!
KAUST requires a minimum TOEFL score of 79 on the IBT (Internet Based Test) or 6.0 on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System). The KAUST admissions code is 4107. Only official TOEFL or IELTS scores will be accepted. TOEFL or IELTS scores for tests administered by an educational institution for admission to that particular institution are not acceptable.
A TOEFL or IELTS score is not required if the applicant received a degree from an accredited institution in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand.
KAUST does not require the GRE exam for admission. However, we strongly encourage students to take the GRE general test. A high quantitative score on the GRE will enhance a student’s application. Official test results should be sent directly from ETS. The KAUST admissions code is 4139. The average GRE quantitative score for admitted students is currently 774 out of 800.
Submit an official complete university Transcript/ Mark sheets/ Graduation Certificate/ Academic Record from every institution previously attended. A scan of the official transcript provided by the university in the native language must be uploaded into the online application along with the certified English translation. Your transcript must include the university grading scale for all documents submitted. If offered admission, an official final transcript must be sent to the Office of Admissions prior to arrival (during the onboarding process) in a sealed envelope to:
Office of Admissions
Building 9, Suite 4328
4700 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Thuwal, Jeddah 23955-6900
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Social Sciences Graduate School Research PhD Studentships are offered to prospective candidates for the academic year 2019/20.
The Studentships will be available under the Scheme to applicants who, in their research proposal, can clearly demonstrate academic excellence in areas relevant to the strategic interests of the School of International Development.
The Studentships cover tuition fees (UK/EU rates), a tax-free maintenance grant (currently £14,777 per year), and a research training support grant. International students are welcome to apply; a small number of studentships will be available to cover full international fees.
Applications for all studentships are invited from suitably qualified graduates. Candidates applying for a PhD studentships should hold, or expect to hold, relevant undergraduate and Master’s degrees (or equivalent) including some research experience. Candidates applying for a 1+3 studentship should hold or expect to hold a relevant undergraduate degree. Candidates will be interviewed, usually via telephone or Skype, as part of the selection process. EU and International applicants may be required to provide evidence of competence in the English Language.