Kamran Djam Scholarships

Academic year 2024


Thanks to the generosity of the Fereydoun Djam Charitable Trust there are a number of Kamran Djam scholarships available for UK/EU and Overseas fee-paying SOAS students, normally providing a contribution towards fees or a full fee waiver.

The MPhil/PhD scholarship is paid for 3-years. The MA Iranian Studies is paid for one year (or 2-years if part-time). The MA Iranian Studies and Intensive Persian for 2-years (or 4-years if part-time). 

Eligible programmes

  • Full-time or part-time MA Iranian Studies starting in 2024/25.

  • Full-time or part-time MA Iranian Studies and Intensive Persian starting in 2024/25.

  • Full-time MPhil/PhD (new admissions only, starting in September 2024) in the following subject areas: Persian Language, Persian Literature, Iranian History starting in 2024/25.

Candidate criteria

  • The scholarship is open to UK/EU and overseas fee-paying full time students.

  • Applicants for the MA Scholarships must possess or expect to be awarded a First Class Honours Degree or equivalent. Applicants with a non UK masters degree must be in the top rank as evidenced by references and transcripts. Applicants with a 2.1 may also apply but will not be given preference.

  • Applicants for the MPhil/PhD scholarships must possess or expect to be awarded a masters degree with a mark of Distinction from a UK university. Applicants with a non UK masters degree must be in the top rank as evidenced by references and transcripts. Applicants with a mark of merit may also apply but will not be given preference.

  • Applicants for the MPhil/PhD scholarships must have demonstrated in the research proposal of their application for admission that their research is in one of the following subject areas: Persian Language, Persian Literature, Iranian History.

  • In order to be considered for the MPhil/PhD & MA scholarships, applicants must have an offer of admission to a Research programme or to the MA Iranian Studies/ MA Iranian Studies and Intensive Persian at SOAS by the scholarship application deadline - 29 April 2024 12:00 PM(UK local time).

  • Applicants must meet the English language condition of their offer of admission to study at SOAS as soon as possible. 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 this scholarships does not cover funding or even allow for Pre-sessionals. 

Candidate assessment

  • Candidates will be assessed on academic merit by a Selection Panel consisting of three academic members.

  • The assessment will be based on the information in your application. Selectors will be looking at degree results, academic references (if submitted with application to study), statement of intent and full research proposal (for MPhil/PhD applicants), and other relevant information.

Scholarship application deadline

  • Scholarship applications must be received no later than 12:00 PM (UK local time) on 29 April 2024.


Application will close on 29 April 2024


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