Sochon Foundation Scholarship

Academic year 2023
Amount Up to £6,000


The Sochon Foundation has generously provided SOAS with scholarships for students undertaking a full-time post-graduate programmes in Korean Studies. The value of each bursary is up to £6,000 for students classified as Overseas for fee purposes and up to £3,000 for students classified as Home/EU for fee purposes.

MPhil/PhD candidates and two-year MA programme applicants

The scholarship is for one year only. For candidates undertaking an MPhil/PhD programme or a two-year MA programme, the scholarship is not renewable.

The Sochon Foundation Scholarship may be held in conjunction with other scholarships. However, please be aware that all financial support secured before 2 May 2022 must be declared in your application. Any awards held will be taken into consideration on assessment of financial need.

Eligible programmes

Below are the eligible full time programmes (new admissions, starting in 2023/24):

  • MA Korean Studies and Intensive Language (Korean).

  • MA History of Art and Archaeology of East Asia and Intensive Language (Korean). N.B. 90 credits (ie, 60 credit dissertation plus 30 others, of the non-language component) should be in Korea-related subjects.

  • MA History of Art and Archaeology (Korean). N.B. 75 credits (ie, 60 credit dissertation plus 15 credits on Korean art history).

  • MA History and Intensive Language (Korean). N.B. 90 credits (ie, 60 credit dissertation plus 30 others, of the non-language component) should be in Korea-related subjects.

  • MA Korean Studies.

  • Research Degrees (MPhil/PhD) in Japanese and Korean Studies.

  • Part-time programmes are not eligible.

Candidate criteria

  • Open to UK/EU and overseas applicants.  Priority will be given to Overseas applicants.

  • New scholarship applicants must have applied to SOAS but are not required to have received an offer of admissions by the scholarship deadline. An offer will need to have been received by the time the relevant panel meets to discuss scholarship applications.

  • 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.

Scholarship application deadline

  • Scholarship applications must be received no later than 12:00 (UK local time) on 28 April 2023.

  • New applicants only (new admissions, starting in September 2023/24): You must also submit a complete online application to your programme as soon as possible and then submit an application for the scholarship Applicants applying for scholarships must also submit an application for admission well in advance in order to be considered. 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.

  • You will need to have a firm offer for your programme by the time the Scholarship panel meet. 

  • Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.


Application will close on 28 April 2023

International Postgraduate Scholarship – India

Academic year 2023
Amount £5,000


The International Postgraduate Scholarship is designed to award new entry 2023 postgraduate students with outstanding academic performance.


  • £5,000 (fee waiver).

Selection criteria:

  • academic merit with a minimum of a 2:1 degree or international equivalence and a 500 word supporting statement.

Eligibility criteria

  • Have applied for a Postgraduate taught (on-campus) degree for September (the scholarship selection panel will only be able to award a scholarship to those applicants who have received an offer by 31 May).

  • Classified as an Overseas fee-paying student from India.

  • Minimum UK upper second-class (2:1) or international equivalent.

Please be aware that eligible qualifications do not automatically guarantee a scholarship.

Scholarship application deadline

Online Scholarship Form must be submitted with supporting statement by 31 May 2023. Incomplete applications or applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.


Application will close on 31 May 2023


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