Scholarships Merit-based Need-based
SOAS University of London

Dr Mai Yamani Scholarship

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17340 GBP
United Kingdom
31 May 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 and need based

Number of scholarships to award



Full tuition waiver + £17,340

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction


Dr Mai Yamani Scholarships are open to applications from new international students and will provide tuition fees and support living and study costs. 

They are pleased to announce the new Dr Mai Yamani Scholarships for the 2024/25 academic year. These scholarships are open to new international students of all nationalities. Priority will be given to students who are ordinarily resident in Palestine, Iraq or Yemen, and are Black African, Black Caribbean, Black Other, Mixed White and Black African, Mixed White and Black Caribbean, or Other mixed background (to include Black African, Black Caribbean or Black Other).

Applicable programmes


For 2024/25, there are four Dr Mai Yamani Scholarships available. Each award will provide tuition fees in full and a stipend of up to £17,340 to support living and study costs. There will also be one Dr Mai Yamani Scholarship available with accommodation provided by GoodEnough College. This scholarship will cover tuition fees in full, accommodation and up to £3,340 to be paid to the awardee.



  • The scholarship is open to Overseas/International applicants only. 
  • Applicants will need to demonstrate financial need in their application.
  • 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. 
  • Please note that this scholarship does not cover funding for pre-sessional courses.

Preference will be given to 

  • Applicants who are ordinarily resident in Palestine, Iraq, and Yemen
  • Applicants who are Black African, Black Caribbean, Black Other, Mixed White and Black African, Mixed White and Black Caribbean, Other mixed background (to include Black African, Black Caribbean or Black Other).

Scholarship requirements




United Kingdom


3 nationalities

Study experience required





Application deadline

31 May 2025

Scholarship applications must be received no later than 12:00 PM (midday UK local time) on 31st May.  

You must submit a complete application of your programme as soon as possible and then submit an application for this scholarship in order to be considered. Please note that complete applications for admissions 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.  

You will need to have a firm (unconditional) offer for your programme by the time the Scholarship Panel meet. 

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. 


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