H.E. Dr Issa Ghanim Jassim Al-Kawari Scholarship

Academic year

Overview

H.E. Dr Issa Ghanim Jassim Al-Kawari Scholarship

Deadline: 20 February 2018

We are pleased to announce the availability of one H.E. Dr Issa Ghanim Jassim Al-Kawari Scholarship for UK/EU and Overseas students to enable them to undertake a range of full-time Taught Masters programmes at SOAS, focusing on the study of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.   

The total value of the scholarship is £25,000.  Fees will be deducted from this amount and the remainder can be used toward maintenance.  

Students offered a scholarship must take it up in 2018/19.  It cannot be carried forward to a later year.

The programme aims to encourage diversity and in particular seeks to strike a gender balance in recipients of award.

Eligible Programmes

  • Full-time MA Ancient Near Eastern Languages with a focus on the languages of the GCC region (School of History, Religions and Philosophies)
  • Full-time MA Arabic Literature with a focus on the literature of the GCC region (School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics)
  • Full-time MSc Economics with reference to the Middle East with a focus on the GCC region (Department of Economics)
  • Full-time MA History of Art and Architecture of the Islamic Middle East with a focus on the art of the GCC region (School of Arts)
  • Full-time MA Islamic Societies and Culture with a focus on the GCC region (School of History, Religions and Philosophies)
  • Full-time MA Islamic Studies with a focus on the GCC region (School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics)
  • (Full-time MA Media and the Middle East with a focus on the media of the GCC region(Interdisciplinary Studies) - NOT RUNNING IN 2018)
  • Full-time MSc Middle East Politics with a focus on the politics of the GCC region(Department of Politics and International Studies)
  • Full-time MA Near and Middle Eastern Studies with a focus on the GCC region (School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics)
  • Part-time programmes are not eligible

Candidate Criteria

  • Applicants must possess a First Class Honours degree, from a UK institution or overseas equivalent.
  • Applicants must have provided evidence in their scholarship statement of:
  1. Their motivation and commitment to their chosen programme; 
  2. Their leadership potential and demonstrated engagement in their community and the world beyond;
  3. Why they would be unable to fund their studies without this scholarship
  • Applicants must have an offer of admission to pursue one of the eligible full-time programmes at SOAS by the scholarship application deadline. 
  • Applicants 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 2018. If your offer is conditional on English, please arrange your English test and ensure you meet the English requirements as soon as possible.
  • Open to UK/EU and Overseas applicants
  • The scholarship cannot be held along with any other major scholarship or studentship.

Candidate Assessment

Candidates will be assessed:

  • By a Selection Panel comprising of at least 3 academic members of staff. 
  • On academic merit and promise.  The statement of financial need will also be taken into consideration. 
  • On candidate's motivation and commitment to their chosen programme. 
  • On candidate's leadership potential and demonstrated engagement in his/her community and the world beyond. 

The assessment of your application will be based on the information in your scholarship application and in your on-line application for admission. Selectors will be looking at the degree results and also at academic references, statements and other relevant information.

Deadline

Application will close on 20 February 2018

H.E. Dr Issa Ghanim Jassim Al-Kawari Scholarship

Academic year 2019
Amount £25,000

Overview

Deadline: 20 February 2019

We are pleased to announce the availability of one H.E. Dr Issa Ghanim Jassim Al-Kawari Scholarship for UK/EU and Overseas students to enable them to undertake a range of full-time Taught Masters programmes at SOAS, focusing on the study of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.   

The total value of the scholarship is £25,000.  Fees will be deducted from this amount and the remainder can be used toward maintenance.  

Students offered a scholarship must take it up in 2019/20.  It cannot be carried forward to a later year.

The programme aims to encourage diversity and in particular seeks to strike a gender balance in recipients of award.

Eligible Programmes

  • Full-time MA Arabic Literature with a focus on the literature of the GCC region (School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics)
  • Full-time MA History of Art and Architecture of the Islamic Middle East with a focus on the art of the GCC region (School of Arts)
  • Full-time MA Islamic Intellectual History (previously MA Islamic Societies and Culture) with a focus on the GCC region (School of History, Religions and Philosophies)
  • Full-time MA Islamic Studies with a focus on the GCC region (School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics)
  • Full-time MSc Middle East Politics with a focus on the politics of the GCC region (Department of Politics and International Studies)
  • Full-time MA Near and Middle Eastern Studies with a focus on the GCC region (School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics)
  • Part-time programmes are not eligible

Candidate Criteria

  • Applicants must possess a First Class Honours degree, from a UK institution or overseas equivalent.
  • Applicants must have provided evidence in their scholarship statement of:
  1. Their motivation and commitment to their chosen programme; 
  2. Their leadership potential and demonstrated engagement in their community and the world beyond;
  3. Why they would be unable to fund their studies without this scholarship
  • Applicants must have an offer of admission to pursue one of the eligible full-time programmes at SOAS by the scholarship application deadline. 
  • Applicants 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 2019. If your offer is conditional on English, please arrange your English test and ensure you meet the English requirements as soon as possible.
  • Open to UK/EU and Overseas applicants
  • The scholarship cannot be held along with any other major scholarship or studentship.

Candidate Assessment

Candidates will be assessed:

  • By a Selection Panel comprising of at least 3 academic members of staff. 
  • On academic merit and promise.  The statement of financial need will also be taken into consideration. 
  • On candidate's motivation and commitment to their chosen programme. 
  • On candidate's leadership potential and demonstrated engagement in his/her community and the world beyond. 

The assessment of your application will be based on the information in your scholarship application and in your on-line application for admission. Selectors will be looking at the degree results and also at academic references, statements and other relevant information.

Scholarship Application Deadline

  • Scholarship applications must be received no later than 16:00 (UK local time) on 20 February 2019. 
  • In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must ALSO submit a complete online application to your programme. It is recommended to apply for the programme about six weeks BEFORE the scholarship deadline (that is, by 9 January 2019). 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.

Deadline

Application will close on 20 February 2019

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

What our students have to say about SI-UK

Ishwar
I utilized the services of SI-UK in Chennai which proved invaluable for me. They provided great assistance throughout my application process, guiding me from evaluating my choices to selecting the university that best matched my profile.
Ishwar
Ishwar
Masters in Business Analytics, Lancaster University
Nidhi Agarwal
"SI-UK has been a crucial part of my UK journey. They assisted me in obtaining my bachelor's degree in August 2019 and now, they've aided me in securing admission to a top design university in London for my master's. The counselors at SI-UK offer personalised support to each applicant, helping us in each and every step including the final stage of obtaining our CAS letter once we receive the offer."
Nidhi Agarwal
Nidhi Agarwal
MSc Design Innovation, Loughborough University
Sudarshan
"The entire team at SI-UK was incredibly supportive. They provided me with a list of universities to consider, and I ultimately chose Aston University. With their assistance, I applied and received an offer along with a £5000 scholarship. I am grateful to my counselor and the entire team for guiding me through the visa application process and every other aspect. Thank you, SI-UK, for helping me pursue my dream."
Sudarshan
Sudarshan
Engineering, Aston University
Saumya Sharma
"Last year, I reached out to SI-UK, Jaipur for my Master’s journey, and it has been an incredibly fulfilling and successful experience. From guiding me through the application process to assisting with letters of recommendation and statement of purpose, and even following up with universities, SI-UK provided comprehensive support at every step of the journey. They went the extra mile, assisting with admissions, fee processing, accommodation arrangements, visa guidance, and coordination on medical checkups. I firmly believe that my admission to the University of Birmingham wouldn't have been possible without SI-UK. I highly recommend SI-UK to anyone seeking admission to a UK or Ireland university."
Saumya Sharma
Saumya Sharma
MBA , University of Birmingham
Jehabuz Khan
In September, I sought assistance from SI-UK for my studies in the UK, with a planned intake for January 2023. With the support of my counsellor who made exceptional efforts, I smoothly navigated the application process which culminated in the timely acquisition of my UK student visa hassle-free. I wholeheartedly endorse SI-UK to fellow students aiming to pursue their dreams of studying in the UK. Thank you!
Jehabuz Khan
Jehabuz Khan
MSc in Mechanical Engineering, University of Strathclyde
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