Scholarships Merit-based
SOAS University of London

Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarships

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32500 GBP
United Kingdom
08 Mar 2025
Application deadline


SOAS University of London have a wide range of scholarships and awards to support students on their degree programmes.


Scholarship type

Merit based

Number of scholarships to award




Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


The Allan and Nesta Ferguson scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit. Students offered an Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarship must take it up in the academic year 2024/25 and it cannot be deferred to a later year.


Applicable programmes


Two awards will be made by Allan and Nesta Ferguson, each have a total value of £32,500 which will be put towards tuition fees.


  • Any full-time Master’s programme in the College of Humanities excluding MA Buddhist Studies, MA Buddhist Studies with Intensive Language and MA Traditions of Yoga and Meditation. 

Applicants should:

  • be a resident in low income or lower middle income countries (as defined by the World Bank) and preferably from low income households
  • hold an undergraduate degree at the first class level
  • new scholarship applicants must have applied to SOAS but are not required to have received an offer of admissions by the scholarship deadline. An offer will need to have been received by the time the relevant panel meets to discuss scholarship applications
  • applicants must meet the English language condition of their offer of admission to study at SOAS as soon as possible
  • please note that this scholarships do not cover funding or even allow for Pre-sessionals

Scholarship requirements




United Kingdom



Study experience required





Application deadline

08 Mar 2025

Scholarship applications must be received no later than 12:00 PM (midday UK local time) on 8 March.

You must also submit a complete online application to your programme. 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.


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