Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable trust offers the Ferguson Scholarships for African national at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at University of London UK.
Course Level:Â Masters
Eligible Countries:Â African countries
To be taken at (country):Â SOAS at University of London
Accepted Subject Areas?
- Full-time MA African Studies
- Full-time MA International Studies and Diplomacy
- Full-time MA Social Anthropology of Development
- 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. Â Selectors will be looking at the degree results and also at academic references, statement and other relevant information.
Eligibility Criteria:Â Applicants should:
- Be nationals of and resident in an African country
- Hold an undergraduate degree at the first class level
- Hold anÂ offer of admissionÂ to pursue one of the eligible programmes by the scholarship deadline. Â Priority may be given to applicants with unconditional offers. Â If your offer is conditional, please ensure you meet the conditions as soon as possible.
- ApplicantsÂ must meet the English language conditionÂ of their offer of admission to study at SOAS as soon as possible but no later than 1 June 2018. Â If your offer is conditional on English, please arrange your English test and ensure you meet the English requirement as soon as possible.
Number of Scholarship:Â Three (3)
Value of Scholarship:Â EachÂ Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarship covers tuition fees in full and provides a maintenance grant of Â£7,000. In addition to this, International Studentâ€™s House (ISH) provides free accommodation and a food scholarship covering 3 meals a day.
Duration of Scholarship:Â For one year
Method of Application:Â You must follow two steps:
- STEP 1: Apply for your programme
You must submit a COMPLETEÂ 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. Â The panel will be considering your scholarship application TOGETHER with your on-line application for admission. Â 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. Â 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 9 January 2019).
- STEP 2: Apply for the scholarshipÂ by 16:00 (UK local time) on 20 February 2019.
You must apply for this scholarship via the on-line application form which will openÂ HEREÂ on 23 January 2019.
Scholarship Application Deadline:Â 20th February 2019