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SOAS, University of London in UK, offers MA and MSc Scholarship for UK/EU and Overseas Students 2017-18

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SOAS, University of London in UK, offers MA and MSc Scholarship for UK/EU and Overseas Students 2017-18

H.E. Dr Issa Ghanim Jassim Al-Kawari Scholarship
Deadline: 22 February 2017
We are pleased to announce the availability of one H.E. Dr Issa Ghanim Jassim Al-Kawari Scholarship for UK/EU and Overseas students to enable them to undertake a range of full-time Taught Masters programmes at SOAS, focusing on the study of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

The total value of the scholarship is £25,000. Fees will be deducted from this amount and the remainder can be used toward maintenance.

Students offered a scholarship must take it up in 2017/18. It cannot be carried forward to a later year.

The programme aims to encourage diversity and in particular seeks to strike a gender balance in recipients of award.

Eligible Programmes
full-time MA Ancient Near Eastern Languages (in the Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East) with a focus on the languages of the GCC region
full-time MA Arabic Literature (in the Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East) with a focus on the literature of the GCC region
full-time MSc Economics with reference to the Middle East (in the Department of Economics, Faculty of Law and Social Sciences) with a focus on the GCC region
full-time MA History of Arts and Architecture of the Islamic Middle East (in the Department of History of Art and Archaeology, Faculty of Arts and Humanities) with a focus on the art of the GCC region
full-time MA Islamic Societies and Cultures (in the Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East) with a focus on the GCC region
full-time MA Islamic Studies (in the Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East) with a focus on the GCC region
full-time MA Media and the Middle East (in the Centre for Media Studies, Faculty of Arts and Humanities) with a focus on the media of the GCC region
full-time MSc Middle East Politics (in the Department of Politics and International Studies, Faculty of Law and Social Sciences) with a focus on the politics of the GCC region
full-time MA Near and Middle Eastern Studies (in the Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East) with a focus on the GCC region
part-time programmes are not eligible.
Candidate Criteria
Applicants must possess a First Class Honours degree, from a UK institution or overseas equivalent.
Applicants must have provided evidence in the statement of their admission application of:
Their motivation and commitment to their chosen programme;
Their leadership potential and demonstrated engagement in their community and the world beyond;
Why they would be unable to fund their studies without this scholarship
Applicants must have an offer of admission to pursue one of the eligible full-time programmes at SOAS by the scholarship application deadline.
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 2017. If your offer is conditional on English, please arrange your English test and ensure you meet the English requirements as soon as possible.
Open to UK/EU and Overseas applicants
The scholarship cannot be held along with any other major scholarship or studentship.
Candidate Assessment
Candidates will be assessed:

By a Selection Panel comprising of at least 3 academic members of staff.
On academic merit and promise. The statement of financial need will also be taken into consideration.
On candidate’s motivation and commitment to their chosen programme.
On candidate’s leadership potential and demonstrated engagement in his/her community and the world beyond.
The assessment of your application will be based on the information in your scholarship application and in your on-line application for admission. Selectors will be looking at the degree results and also at academic references, statements and other relevant information.

Scholarship Application Deadline
Scholarship applications must be received no later than 17:00 (UK local time) on 22 February 2017.
In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must ALSO submit a complete online application to your programme. It is recommended to apply for the programme about six weeks BEFORE the scholarship deadline (that is, by 11 January 2017). 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.
Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Scholarship Application Procedures
There is a two-step procedure:

STEP 1: Apply for your programme
You must submit a COMPLETE on-line application for admission.

Applicants must have an offer of admission to pursue one of the eligible full-time programmes 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 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.

It is recommended to apply for the programme about six weeks BEFORE the scholarship deadline (that is, by 11 January 2017).

STEP 2: Apply for the scholarship by 17:00 (UK local time) on 22 February 2017.
You must apply for this scholarship via the on-line scholarship application form, which will be available here on 24 January 2017.

Notification
Successful candidates will be notified by end-June. If you have not heard from us by end-June, you should assume that your application was unsuccessful.

For enquiries, please:

Email: scholarships@soas.ac.uk
Telephone: + 44 (0)20 7074 5094/5091

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