MA and MSc Scholarship for UK/EU and Overseas Students at SOAS, University of London in UK, 2017-2018

University Graduates

SOAS, University of London is offering H.E. Dr Issa Ghanim Jassim Al-Kawari Scholarship for pursuing full-time masters (MA and MSc) degree programmes at SOAS, focusing on the study of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. These scholarships are open to UK/EU and Overseas students to enable them to undertake a range of full-time Taught Masters programmes

The aim of the scholarship is to enable and encourage academically able students from any nationality.

SOAS, University of London is a public research university in London, England, and a constituent college of the University of London. Founded in 1916, it is regarded as one of the leading universities in Europe.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing full-time masters (MA and MSc) degree programmes.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in following subjects:

  • Full-time MA Ancient Near Eastern Languages (in the Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and the Middle East) with a focus on the languages of the GCC region
  • full-time MA Arabic Literature (in the Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and the Middle East) with a focus on the literature of the GCC region
  • full-time MSc Economics with reference to the Middle East (in the Department of Economics, Faculty of Law and Social Sciences) with a focus on the GCC region
  • full-time MA History of Arts and Architecture of the Islamic Middle East (in the Department of History of Art and Archaeology, Faculty of Arts and Humanities) with a focus on the art of the GCC region
  • full-time MA Islamic Societies and Cultures (in the Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and the Middle East) with a focus on the GCC region
  • full-time MA Islamic Studies (in the Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and the Middle East) with a focus on the GCC region
  • full-time MA Media and the Middle East (in the Centre for Media Studies, Faculty of Arts and Humanities) with a focus on the media of the GCC region
  • full-time MSc Middle East Politics (in the Department of Politics and International Studies, Faculty of Law and Social Sciences) with a focus on the politics of the GCC region
  • full-time MA Near and Middle Eastern Studies (in the Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and the Middle East) with a focus on the GCC region
  • Part-time programmes are not eligible.

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

Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • Applicants must possess a First Class Honours degree, from a UK institution or overseas equivalent.
  • Applicants must have provided evidence in the statement of their admission application of:
  • Their motivation and commitment to their chosen programme;
  • Their leadership potential and demonstrated engagement in their community and the world beyond;
  • Why they would be unable to fund their studies without this scholarship
  • Applicants must have an offer of admission to pursue one of the eligible full-time programmes 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 2017.  If your offer is conditional on English, please arrange your English test and ensure you meet the English requirements as soon as possible.
  • Open to UK/EU and Overseas applicants
  • The scholarship cannot be held along with any other major scholarship or studentship.

Nationality: UK/EU and Overseas students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have an offer of admission to pursue one of the eligible full-time programmes at SOAS by the scholarship application deadline.

English language Requirements: 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 2017.  If your offer is conditional on English, please arrange your English test and ensure you meet the English requirements as soon as possible.

International Scholarships

How to Apply: There is a two-step procedure:

  • 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 one of the eligible full-time programmes 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).

  • STEP 2: Apply for the scholarship by 17:00 (The UK local time) on 22 February 2017.

You must apply for this scholarship via the on-line scholarship application form, which will be available here on 24 January 2017.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is February 22, 2017.

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