SOAS University of London is the only Higher Education Institution in Europe specializing in the study of Africa, Asia and the Near and Middle East. It is a remarkable institution due to its uniquely combining disciplinary expertise, language scholarship, and regional focus having the largest concentration in Europe of academic stuff concerned with Africa, Middle East, and Asia. Its academic focus on the cultures, languages, societies of Africa, Asia and the Middle East makes the university a solid interpreter in a complex world.
SOAS is also renowned for its partnerships beneficial for its students, precisely with the Felix Scholarship Trust. Hence, one scholarship is available to a national from a developing country with a first class undergraduate degree to undertake the classes of a Taught Master’s program in September 2018. The Felix Scholarship is dedicated to candidates who are nationals of Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Palestine territories, Syria who are living in their country of origin.
This particular scholarship covers the full costs of tuition fees, living costs and a return air fare. This Master scholarship is shared with International Students House which provides breakfast and free accommodation. The scholarship seems like an opportunity extremely hard to dismiss. How can one apply for it?
Applicants ought to submit a complete on-line application for admission. Using the following link https://www.soas.ac.uk/admissions/pg/howtoapply/ they will access the online application. It is important that applicants must have submitted a complete admission to a Master’s program at SOAS by January 29th 2018. What does it mean a complete application? Students will have to provide their transcripts, an explanation of the grading system for any degree which was obtained outside of the UK, their CV, two references, and a personal statement. Completing the application for admission can take up to 4 weeks to be considered by the Department, although it depends also on the time of the year.
After they complete the Master program application, they must apply for the Felix scholarship here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7Epb6taTzP9MhC3Ubx1C8nEXwSMUpoSsm50fJc5v0aA5dCg/viewform. The closing date is January 29th 2018. Once the entrants start completing their application, there is no mean to save the application form. Hence, students need to answer to all of the questions in order to submit the form. Students are also advised to save a copy of their application! They can consult the official website here https://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/felix-non–indian-scholarship.html
We wish everyone the best of luck!