We are pleased to announce that through a collaboration between SOAS and the Royal Geographical (with IBG) Society, one full scholarship will be awarded for a candidate studying for a full-time MSc in Development Studies at SOAS in the academic session 2017/18.
This Scholarship is part of the Migrants on the Margins Field Research Programme supported by the RGS (with IBG), with additional funding from the Economic and Social Research Council/DFID and Arts and Humanities Research Council. The research programme examines the experiences of people moving from rural areas into cities in four cities: Hargeisa (Somaliland), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh) and Harare (Zimbabwe). This Scholarship is in support of the Hargeisa research component. (For more information about the Migrants on the Margins Project see: ww.rgs.org/MigrantsOnTheMargins
The scholarship is valued at £16,500, including a 50% SOAS tuition fee waiver. Free accommodation will be provided by SOAS’s partner, International Students’ House.
Part-time study is not eligible
STEP 1: Apply for your programmeYou must submit a COMPLETE on-line application for admission. (see https://www.soas.ac.uk/admissions/pg/howtoapply/)
Applicants must have applied for 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. 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 four 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 six weeks in busy periods. It is recommended to apply for the programme as soon as possible.
STEP 2: Apply for the scholarship by 17:00 (UK local time) on 1 June 2017You must apply for this scholarship via this on-line scholarship application form.