£25,000 SOAS University of London 2022 Allan & Nesta Ferguson Scholarships for African Students

Written by David on March 15, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

    United Kingdom
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Master's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    SOAS University Of London 10 Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG Switchboard: +44 (0)20 7637 2388 Study Enquiries: +44 (0)20 3510 6974

Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarship 2022/23: For the 2022/2023 academic session, qualified Africans who intend to pursue a taught masters study at SOAS University of London are invited to apply for the Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarship.

Applicants who are awarded the Scholarship must accept it in the academic year 2022/2023; it cannot be carried over to a subsequent year. Each Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarship includes a full tuition waiver and a monthly stipend for students. Applicants who are interested in applying for a scholarship should do so before the deadline. Three Ferguson scholarships have been established thanks to the generosity of the Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust for African Students (African nationals and residents) who aspire to pursue a taught masters course at SOAS.


About the Scholarship:

The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is the world’s leading institution for the study of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) provides a truly worldwide perspective. SOAS is well positioned to inform and shape contemporary thinking about the economic, political, cultural, security, and religious concerns that our world faces, thanks to its large library of knowledge and experience on our specialist regions. SOAS, which was founded in 1916, offers world-class education in fields including as law, politics, economics, finance, and management, development studies, languages and cultures, history, and the arts, among others. Whatever subject you choose, you can focus your research on one or more locations, and every student is eligible to learn one of their non-European languages. SOAS University of London, located in the heart of central London, encourages students to question traditional thinking. SOAS is known for its distinctive courses relating to Asia, Africa, the Near East, and the Middle East, and it specializes in the arts, humanities, languages, cultures, law, and social sciences from a global perspective. Anthropology, Development, Languages, Finance, Law, and Politics are among the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees offered by the institution, which are all taught by world-class professionals.

Over 40% of undergraduate degrees include a year abroad, allowing students to immerse themselves in the culture and language of one of our expert regions. Around 45 percent of undergraduates take language classes and opt to spend their third year at one of SOAS’ many partner universities in Africa, Asia, and the Near and Middle East. SOAS’ world-renowned library is one of the UK’s five National Research Libraries, with 1.5 million volumes, journals, and study materials in 400 languages. Our library, which draws scholars from throughout the world, not only has 1.3 million printed volumes, but also a significant collection of archives, manuscripts, and rare books. Free access of the University of London Library at Senate House is also a benefit of being a SOAS student. Where you study could have a significant impact on your life path. You will be able to define your own path at SOAS. You’ll meet students from over 135 countries as part of a global school, and you’ll get new views, fresh insights into the difficulties we face throughout the world, and a new sense of direction. SOAS has one of the highest proportions of international students in the world, with over 6,000 students — five times the UK national average. It can be intimidating to study in a foreign nation, but SOAS tries to make it as fun as possible. A special welcome day for international students is held at the start of the autumn semester, and assistance is available from the moment you arrive. All students can receive free, independent advice on immigration and visas, as well as money and perks. In addition to the services provided through Student Advice and Wellbeing, the Students’ Union has a dedicated International Officer who can provide personal assistance. International students can also join International Students House for free, which offers a gathering place, events, and activities for students from all cultural backgrounds. SOAS also offers pre-sessional English for Academic Purpose courses, which run for four to twelve weeks before the start of term, as well as in-sessional English language support, for students who do not yet have the required level of English. SOAS has a variety of lodging options, ranging from 2 minutes to 45 minutes away from the SOAS campus, all of which are near to amenities and transportation. The SOAS portfolio includes halls of residence with 24-hour security and rooms in shared flats or houses, with a variety of options to meet different budgets and needs, such as twin, single, double rooms, studios, and flats, as well as adapted, couples, and family housing. SOAS also provides ensuite and non-ensuite, self-catered and catered housing, as well as the option for students to live with host families. The main campus of SOAS (Russell Square) is in Bloomsbury, a central London neighborhood notable for its variety of gardened squares and literary ties. The SOAS campus is cosmopolitan and lively, surrounded by other world-famous institutions and adjacent to the spectacular Senate House Library. SOAS is well-positioned for students to enjoy London’s cultural offers, as it is only a five-minute walk from the British Museum and has its own exhibition space, the Brunei Gallery. The campus is conveniently positioned near various train, subway, and bus stations around London. On-campus campus, the vibrant Students’ Union is a terrific place to meet new people; for a caffeine fix, stop by one of SOAS’s many coffee shops, or stop by the on-site refectory, which serves a global cuisine of cold and hot meals to hungry students. There are many societies and organizations to join, ranging from debating to dancing, feminism to film — keep up with what’s going on by listening to SOAS Radio or picking up a copy of the SOAS Spirit student newspaper.


Scholarship Sponsor(s):  SOAS University of London

Scholarship Country: United Kingdom

Scholarship Worth:  £25,000

Study Level: Masters

Nationality: Africa Students


Scholarship Offer:

Each Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarship is worth £25,000 and will be used to cover tuition costs. If tuition fees are less than this, the remaining amount will be paid as a stipend.


Eligibility for Scholarship.

Applicants for the Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarships should meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a citizen of and a resident of an African country.
  • A first-class undergraduate degree is required.
  • By the scholarship deadline, you must have received an offer of admission to one of the qualified programs. Applicants who have unconditional offers may be given priority. If your offer is conditional, please make every effort to meet the terms as quickly as feasible.
  • Applicants must meet the English language requirement of their SOAS offer of admission as soon as practicable, but no later than June 1, 2022. If your offer is conditional on your ability to communicate in English, please schedule an English exam as soon as feasible.


Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarships: Interview Date, Process, and Location

  • An Advisory Panel of three academic members will evaluate candidates based on their academic merit.
  • The information in your scholarship application will be used to evaluate your application. The degree results, as well as academic references, statements, and other relevant material, will be scrutinized by the selectors.



The SOAS University of London 2022 Allan & Nesta Ferguson Scholarships for African Students is open to all African Students


Application Procedure

There are two stages to take:

STEP 1: Fill out an application for your program.

For admission, you must submit a complete online application.

STEP 2: Submit an application for the scholarship by May 2, 2022, at 23:59 (UK local time).

This scholarship must be applied for using the online application form.


Application Deadline

The application deadline for SOAS University of London 2022 Allan & Nesta Ferguson Scholarships for African Students is May 2, 2022

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