Shared Scholarship Scheme for African Students - School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London

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Shared Scholarship Scheme for African Students:

The Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission with funding from UK Department of International Development (DFID), and UK universities.

It supports scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom.

At SOAS, there are three Commonwealth Shared Scholarships available.

Eligible Programmes

  • Full-time MSc Development Studies
  • Full-time LLM in Law, Development and Governance
  • Full-time MSc Development Economics
  • Full-time MA Social Anthropology of Development
  • Part-time programmes are not eligible.

    Candidate Criteria

    In order to be eligible, applicants should:

  • Be nationals of (and permanently domiciled in) an African Commonwealth country, and not currently be living or studying in a developed country
  • Hold a first degree at either first or upper second class level
  • Hold an unconditional offer by the scholarship closing date
  • Have not previously studied for one year or more in a developed country
  • Be able to confirm in writing that neither they nor their families would otherwise be able to pay for the proposed course of study
  • Be willing to confirm that they will return to their home country as soon as their period of study is complete

    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 application.

    Selectors will be looking at the degree results and also at academic references, statement and other relevant information.

    Deadline: 31 January

    For more information and application materials, see: Shared Scholarship Scheme for African Students

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