The Cultures of Resistance Scholarships
Course(s) Offered: Approved fields
Course Level: Graduate (masters)
Provider: Cultures of Resistance, SOAS Students’ Union
Country to Study in: UK
The Cultures of Resistance Scholarships will benefit people from countries that have been affected by wars and extreme poverty.
Security conditions permitting, scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply their knowledge and skills for the betterment of their societies. In the case of refugees or those fearing repression and censorship in their home countries, it is expected that they will seek employment/work/study abroad toward the aim of improving the future of their home country and that of its citizens.
This scholarship embodies the values of the Cultures of Resistance Network, which seeks to empower and enrich communities – especially those that have been affected by armed conflict – through the promotion of human rights, justice for victims of war crimes and the enrichment of civil society and robust grassroots democracy.
Candidates must hold (or be expected to obtain) a good honours degree, preferably first class, from a UK institution or overseas equivalent.
Candidates should write and submit a personal statement in their admission application. Please note that you are required to discuss certain important issues in your personal statement. See the official webpage for information on this.
Candidates must have an offer of admission to pursue a full time eligible programme by the scholarship closing date.
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 2016.
Citizens of the following countries:
a). PRIORITY COUNTRIES: Afghanistan, Burma/Myanmar, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Iraq, Kashmir, Kurdistan, the Palestinian Territories (West Bank and Gaza), Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tibet, Western Sahara, Yemen, West Papua and Papua
B). OTHER COUNTRIES: Algeria, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bir Tawil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Chechen Republic, Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, East Timor, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Golan Heights, Georgia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University London, UK
Fields of study
The following full-time programmes are eligible:
- MSc Development Studies with special reference to Central Asia
- MSc Globalisation and Development
- MSc Migration, Mobility and Development
- MSc Violence, Conflict and Development
- MSc Development Economics
- MSc Political Economy of Development
- MA Legal Studies (General Programme)
- MA Dispute and Conflict Resolution
- MA Environmental Law and Sustainable Development
- MA Human Rights Law
- MA International Law
- MA Law, Development and Globalisation
- LLM Dispute and Conflict Resolution
- LLM Environmental Law
- LLM Human Rights, Conflict and Justice
- LLM International Law
Part-time programmes are NOT eligible.
Number of awards
Two scholarship are available
Each scholarship is valued at £25,000 in total. Fees will be deducted from this amount and the remainder will be used toward maintenance. In addition, each scholar will benefit from free accommodation at International Student House (ISH) and some food vouchers to be spent in the ISH restaurant.
Method of Application
You must submit a complete online application to your programme as soon as possible and then submit an application for the scholarship. Applicants applying for scholarships must submit their application for admission well in advance. 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.
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship and to access the online scholarship application form.
The on-line scholarship application form will be available from 28 January 2016. Scholarship Applications must be received no later than 17:00 (UK local time) on 24 February 2016.
Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Successful candidates will be notified by end of June. If you have not heard from SOAS by the end of June, you should assume that your application was unsuccessful.
SOAS, University of London is a public research university in London, United Kingdom. Founded in 1916, and located in the heart of Bloomsbury in central London, SOAS describes itself as the “world’s leading institution for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East”, and is consistently ranked amongst the top universities in the UK. It specialises in humanities, languages and social sciences relating to Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and is a constituent college of the University of London.
Application Deadline: 24 February 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes