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Alan and Nester Ferguson Scholarships at SOAS University of London 2021

SOAS University in London invites applications for the Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust scholarships for Masters Students in 2021.

The Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust was set up in memory of two generations of the Ferguson family to promote their particular interests in education, international friendship and understanding, and the promotion of world peace and development.

Three Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarships have been established for African Students (African nationals and resident in Africa), who wish to undertake a taught masters course at SOAS.

Worth of Award

  • Each Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarship covers tuition fees in full and provides a maintenance grant, the total value of the scholarship is £30,555.
  • The Ferguson scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit.
  • Students offered an Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarship must take it up in the academic year 2021/22 and it cannot be carried forward to a later year.
Eligible Programmes
  • Full-time MA African Studies
  • Full-time MA International Studies and Diplomacy
Candidate Criteria

Applicants should:

  • Be nationals of and resident in an African country
  • Hold an undergraduate degree at the first-class level
  • Hold an offer of admission to pursue one of the eligible programmes by the scholarship deadline.  Priority may be given to applicants with unconditional offers.  If your offer is conditional, please ensure you meet the conditions as soon as possible.
  • 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 2021.  If your offer is conditional on English, please arrange your English test and ensure you meet the English requirement as soon as possible.
  • Please note that most scholarships do not cover funding or even allow for Pre-sessionals. Please check the wording of your scholarship offer carefully to see if you are eligible for a Pre-sessional course or whether you need to achieve SOAS direct entry scores by the deadline specified in your scholarship terms and conditions.
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Candidate Assessment
  • 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.  Selectors will be looking at the degree results and also at academic references, statement and other relevant information.
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How to Apply

  • You must submit a COMPLETE 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.

Deadline: Scholarship applications must be received no later than15:00 (UK local time) on April 30, 2021.


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