HSBC SOAS Scholarships

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Overview

HSBC SOAS Scholarships

Deadline: 20 February 2018

HSBC has generously provided two scholarships for post-graduate students undertaking either the full-time MA Sinology or MA Sinology (Chinese Literature Exit Award) programmes. Each scholarship is valued at £24,000 in total for 2018-19. Fees will be deducted from this amount and the remainder will be used toward maintenance. In addition, each scholar will benefit from a 20% reduction in their tuition fees.

Eligible Programmes
Candidate Criteria
  • Possess a good honours degree, preferably first-class, from a UK institution or overseas equivalent.
  • These scholarships provide opportunities for students continuing to postgraduate study to deepen their knowledge of Chinese language and culture.  Preference will be given to students who will complete their undergraduate programme by 31 August 2018 or have completed their undergraduate programmes within the past two years. 
  • Open to applicants paying fees at the UK/EU rate only
  • The scholarship cannot be held along with any other major scholarship or studentship.
  • Applicants must have an offer of admission to pursue one of the eligible full-time masters 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.
  • Applicants should describe the following in the statement of their scholarship application:
  1. Their background
  2. How this scholarship will make a difference to them
  3. What they will use the qualification to go on to do
Candidate Assessment
  • Candidates will be assessed on academic merit by a Selection Panel consisting of three academic members from the Department. Financial need may also be taken into consideration.
  • The assessment of your application will be based on the information provided in your scholarship application and in your on-line admission application for admission. Selectors will be looking at the degree results and also at academic references, statement and other relevant information.
Other Conditions
  • Successful candidates must agree to attend the HSBC Scholars' Day (dates to be announced in due course).
Scholarship Application Deadline
  • Scholarship applications must be received no later than 17:00 (UK Local time) on 20 February 2018.
  • In order to be considered for these scholarships, 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 2018). 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 
Number of applications normally received

10 applications

Notification of Results

Successful candidates will be notified by end-June.  If you have not heard from us by end-June, you should assume that your application was unsuccessful.

Deadline

Application will close on 20 February 2018

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