Postgraduate Research Scholarships at SOAS University in the UK 2020

Deadline : 07 May 2020

Nonprofit organization: SOAS University of London

Study level: Postgraduate

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Postgraduate Research Scholarships at SOAS University in the UK 2020

The SOAS University of London in the UK announced the Meiji Jingu Japanese Studies Research Scholarship 2020. There are two Meiji Jingu Japanese Studies Research Scholarships available. Each scholarship is valued at £7,000 in total. Scholarships are for one year only, but it is possible to reapply if an award recipient has demonstrated outstanding potential for research. Please note that this scholarship cannot be held during the Extension of Writing-Up (Continuation) status.

Eligible Programs:

  • Any full-time MPhil/PhD program where the student will be working on some aspect of Japanese Studies. 
  • Part-time programs are not eligible.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Open to UK/EU and Overseas applicants 
  • Current PhD students at SOAS or newly enrolling full-time MPhil students with an offer of admission are eligible.  Newly enrolling MPhil students may be given preference.
  • It is important that your referees comment on your skill in Japanese in the areas of reading, composition, and speaking.   
  • Applicant must possess an MA degree from SOAS or an equivalent institution in a relevant subject.  
  • Candidates must have an offer of admission by the scholarship deadline.
  • Applicants (new admissions, i.e. starting in September 2020) 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 2020. If your offer is conditional on English, please arrange your English test and ensure you meet the English requirements as soon as possible. Please note that most scholarships do not cover funding or even allow for Pre-sessionals. Please check the wording of your scholarship offer carefully to see if you are eligible for a Pre-sessional course or whether you need to achieve SOAS direct entry scores by the deadline specified in your scholarship terms and conditions.

Candidate Assessment:

  • MPhil candidates will be assessed on academic merit and the strength of their proposal.
  • PhD candidates will be assessed on academic merit, the results of their research during the previous year and the proposal. 
  • Some consideration will be given to financial need.

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Host Country: United Kingdom

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