Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable trust seeks applications from African students for the 2014 Ferguson scholarships. Four scholarships have been established for African Students (African nationals and resident in Africa), who wish to undertake a taught masters course at SOAS, University of London.
The Ferguson scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit. Students offered a Ferguson Scholarship must take it up in the academic year 2014/15 and it cannot be carried forward to a later year.
Available programmes include:

  • Full-time MA African Studies
  • Full-time MA International Studies and Diplomacy
  • Full-time MA Social Anthropology of Development

Worth of Award
Each Ferguson Scholarship is valued at £20,619 in total and lasts for one year. The scholarship can be used for fees and the remainder towards maintenance.
Applicants should:

  • Be nationals of and resident in an African country
  • Hold an undergraduate degree at the first class level
  • Have a confirmed, unconditional offer of admission to pursue one of the eligible programmes at SOAS by the scholarship application deadline.

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.

How to Apply

  • You can apply for this scholarship via the online scholarship application form. (see link below)
  • Applicants applying for scholarships must also submit an application for admission well in advance.
  • 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 year. You should be prepared to wait up to 6 weeks in busy periods.

For enquiries, please contact them via email: [email protected]
Deadline: Applications must be received by 17:00 (GMT) on  May 1, 2014. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. All candidates will be notified by e-mail regarding the outcome of their scholarship application, generally by the end of June.  The successful candidate will also be notified in writing.  If you have not had a response to your application by the end of June, please contact the Scholarships Officer.
Click here for more details and to apply online