KAMRAN DJAM SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM 2015-16

Preparation:

There is no facility to save the on-line scholarship application form as you go or to amend the application once it is submitted. Please prepare your statement of intent and other information in advance, being sure to refer to the specific scholarship criteria on the Scholarships website, before completing the form.

Thanks to the generosity of the Fereydoun Djam Charitable Trust there are a number of Kamran Djam scholarships available for UK/EU and Overseas fee-paying SOAS students, providing a contribution towards fees of up to a maximum of £13,000 each year for the duration of the award.

Eligible Programmes

+SOAS undergraduates entering their final year in 2015/16, studying BA Persian.
+SOAS undergraduates entering their final year in 2015/16, studying BA Persian and another subject.
+ Full-time or part-time MA Iranian Studies starting in 2015/16.
+ Full-time MPhil PhD (new admissions only - i.e. starting MPhil/PhD in 2015/16) in the following subject areas: Persian Language, Persian Literature, Iranian History.

Candidate Criteria

+ Applicants for the BA scholarships must expect to be awarded a first class Honours Degree. Applicants who expect an upper second class degree may also apply, but will not be given preference.
+ Applicants for the MA Scholarships must possess or expect to be awarded a First Class Honours Degree or equivalent. Applicants with a non UK masters degree must be in the top rank as evidenced by references and transcripts. Applicants with a 2.1 may also apply but will not be given preference.
+ Applicants for the MPhil/PhD Scholarships must possess or expect to be awarded a masters degree with a mark of Distinction from a UK university. Applicants with a non UK masters degree must be in the top rank as evidenced by references and transcripts. Applicants with a mark of merit may also apply but will not be given preference.

+The scholarships are open to UK/EU and overseas fee-paying full time students.

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Notes to candidates:

A) For applicants for the MPhil/PhD & MA scholarships ONLY,

+ You must complete "Section 1: Applicants details" of the on-line scholarship application form.
+ You must ALSO submit a COMPLETE on-line application for admission. 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. In addition to this, MPhil/PHD applicants must also submit research proposal. The panel will be considering your scholarship application TOGETHER with with your online application for admission. Late or incomplete online applications for admission will not be considered for scholarships.
+Applicants must have an offer of admission to a Research programme or to the MA Iranian Studies at SOAS by the scholarship application deadline. 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. You should be prepared to wait up to 6 weeks in busy periods.

B) For applicants for the BA scholarships ONLY,

+ You must complete both "Section 1: Applicants details" and "Section 2" of the on-line scholarship application form.
+ Please send the Kamran Djam referee form to your two referees named in Section 2 together with a copy of your completed scholarship application form. The referee form can be downloaded from the top right hand corner of the scholarship page (http://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/kamran-djam-scholarships.html). It is your responsibility to ensure that your referees submit their references on time. late references will not be accepted. DEADLINE for referees to submit their references: 1 May 2015.

If you have any questions about the scholarship application form and the scholarship application process, please contact the Scholarships Officer in the Registry Office at scholarships@soas.ac.uk or via telephone at +44 (0)20 7074 5094/5091.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE

This scholarship application form must be submitted by 17:00 (UK local time) 1 May 2015. Late scholarship applications will not be accepted.

If you wish to print a copy of your application then please do so before clicking SUBMIT.

    Section 1: Applicant Details

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    Section 2 : ONLY COMPLETE IF YOU ARE APPLYING FOR THE BA SCHOLARSHIPS

    This section must be completed if you are applying for the BA scholarships and if you are a current SOAS BA Persian or BA Persian and other language students ONLY
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    Details of referees for information only

    Please send the Kamran Djam referee form to your two referees named below together with a copy of your completed scholarship application. References must be submitted by 1 May 2015. It is your responsibility to ensure that your referees submit their references on time. LATE REFERENCES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. References must be sent from the referee's work email address to: scholarships@soas.ac.uk
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