Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarships for African Students at University of London, 2019/2020


SOAS Uni of London

Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable trust offers the Ferguson Scholarships for African national at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at University of London UK.

Course Level: Masters

Eligible Countries: African countries

To be taken at (country): SOAS at University of London

Accepted Subject Areas?

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

Selection Criteria

  • 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.

Eligibility Criteria: Applicants should:

  • Be nationals of and resident in an African country
  • Hold an undergraduate degree at the first class level
  • Hold an offer of admissionto pursue one of the eligible programmes by the scholarship deadline.  Priority may be given to applicants with unconditional offers.  If your offer is conditional, please ensure you meet the conditions as soon as possible.
  • Applicants must meet the English language conditionof their offer of admission to study at SOAS as soon as possible but no later than 1 June 2018.  If your offer is conditional on English, please arrange your English test and ensure you meet the English requirement as soon as possible.

Number of Scholarship: Three (3)

Value of Scholarship: Each Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarship covers tuition fees in full and provides a maintenance grant of £7,000. In addition to this, International Student’s House (ISH) provides free accommodation and a food scholarship covering 3 meals a day.

Duration of Scholarship: For one year

Method of Application: You must follow two steps:

  • 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 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 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 9 January 2019).

  • STEP 2: Apply for the scholarship by 16:00 (UK local time) on 20 February 2019.

You must apply for this scholarship via the on-line application form which will open HERE on 23 January 2019.

Visit Scholarship webpage for details

Scholarship Application Deadline: 20th February 2019



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