Scholarships Need-based
SOAS University of London

SOAS Access to Learning Fund

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Various benefits
United Kingdom
28 Jun 2024
Application deadline


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


Scholarship type

Need based

Number of scholarships to award




Scholarship coverage

  • other


If you find yourself in financial hardship or have above average study costs, you may be eligible to apply for a grant from the Access to Learning Fund. If you're considering leaving higher education because of financial problems, you're particularly encouraged to apply.

Applicable programmes


Awards from the fund are discretionary, means-tested and they may not be able to meet all of your costs. Early applications are recommended as funds are limited and can run out. 



  • Undergraduates must have taken out their full entitlement of Maintenance Loan before being eligible to apply
  • Undergraduates with pre-settled status through the EU Settlement Scheme who do not qualify for a Maintenance Loan must demonstrate that they have made realistic provision to fund their living costs before applying
  • Postgraduates must have taken their full entitlement of the Master’s Loan or Doctoral Loan
  • Postgraduates must demonstrate that they have made realistic provision to fund their fees and living costs before applying
  • If you are a full-time undergraduate, you are expected to have a student account with interest-free overdraft facility - if you are experiencing difficulties in opening a student account, please explain the issues in your application form

Scholarship requirements




United Kingdom



Study experience required

High school




Application deadline

28 Jun 2024

To apply please complete the SOAS Hardship Fund application. The deadline to apply to the 23/24 Hardship Funds is Friday 28 June 2024.

Please use the statement section of the form to explain your current financial situation and how this is impacting on your studies. 

Applications take 4 weeks to process and you will be contacted by email with the outcome of your application.



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