The SOAS-Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Scholarship

Academic year

Overview

The SOAS-Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Scholarship

Deadline: 5 March 2018

There is one SOAS-Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Scholarship, valued at £18,000 plus a 50% fee waiver provided by SOAS. The remaining 50% of tuition fees will be deducted from the award with the leftover balance being used for maintenance. Additonally, International Students' House (ISH) will provide accommodation in central London plus a small contribution in food vouchers (breakfast) at ISH. The award is for one year only.

Eligible Programmes

The award is for any MSc in the Development Studies department; with a dissertation topic related to development issues in Somaliland - as presented in the existing Migrants on the Margins research project at SOAS, (funded by the RGS-IBG), under the supervision of Dr. Laura Hammond. 

For further information regarding the dissertation topic, Migrants on the Margins, please contact Dr. Laura Hammond on [email protected]

For general enquiries about the scholarship application process, please contact: [email protected]

Candidate Criteria
  • Applicants must possess a good honours degree from a UK university or an equivalent institution recognised by SOAS.
  • Applicants must ordinarily reside in Somaliland OR have a demonstrable knowledge of the development of Somaliland.
  • Applicants must have an offer of admission to pursue a full-time MSc in the Development Studies Department; with a dissertation topic related to development issues in Somaliland - as presented in the existing Migrants on the Margins research project at SOAS, (funded by the RGS-IBG), under the supervision of Dr. Laura Hammond. Applicants must have the offer 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. 
Candidate Assessment
  • Candidates will be assessed on academic merit by a Selection Panel consisting of three academic members. 
  • The assessment of your application will be based on the information provided in your scholarship application and in your online application for admission. Selectors will be looking at the degree results and also at academic references, statement and other relevant information.
Scholarship Application Deadline
  • Scholarship applications must be received by no later than 17:00 (UK local time) on 5 March 2018.
  • 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 application deadline (that is, 22 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.
Notification of Results

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

Deadline

Application will close on 05 March 2018

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
Previous Arrow
Next Arrow

Meet your counsellor today

Find your ideal university in the UK colleges with guidance from our certified counsellors. Take one step closer to achieving your academic goals.