Shapoorji Pallonji-SOAS Scholarships for International Students in UK, 2018

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The SOAS University of London is calling for applications for Shapoorji Pallonji-SOAS Scholarships for International Students in UK. The Scholarship is available for fee-paying full-time students in Zoroastrian Studies.

SOAS University of London, is a public research university in London, England, and a constituent college of the federal University of London.

Applicants must meet the English language condition of their offer of admission to study at SOAS as soon as possible.

Scholarship Type:

Offers are available for pursuing MPhil/PhD programme.

Field of study:

One-year full-time MA Religions of Asia and Africa pathway: ‘Zoroastrianism’, starting in 2018/19.
Two-year part-time MA Religions of Asia and Africa pathway: ‘Zoroastrianism’, starting in 2018/19.
Full-time MPhil PhD (new admissions only, starting in September 2018) in the following subject areas: i) Zoroastrianism, both ancient and modern ii) Zoroastrianism with language study (Avestan, Pahlavi, Persian and Gujarati)

Scholarship Benefits:

These will normally provide a contribution to fees of up to a maximum of £13,000 each year for the duration of the award and a stipend of up to £10,000 per annum (or pro rata for part-time students) may also be awarded.

To be taken in(Country):

UK

Scholarship Number :

Not Specified

Eligible Nationality:

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

Eligibility:

  • must possess or expect 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.
  • Candidates for the MPhil/PhD scholarships must possess or expect a masters degree with a mark of Distinction from a UK university.
  • Those with a mark of merit may also apply but will not be given preference.
  • Students 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: Zoroastrianism, Avestan language, Pahlavi language, Persian language and Gujarati language.
  • Applicants for the MA scholarship must complete the compulsory 60  credit dissertation in Zoroastrianism and the 30-credit module: Zoroastrianism, Historical and Contemporary Perspectives.  In addition to this, applicants may wish to take one further 30-credit language module (e.g. Avestan language module).
  • 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 Religions of Asia and Africa: Zoroastrianism at SOAS by the time the selection takes place.  It is expected that the selection will start at the end of May.
  • must meet the English language condition of their offer of admission to study at SOAS as soon as possible but no later than 1 July 2018. If your offer is conditional on English, please arrange your English test and ensure you meet the English requirements as soon as possible.

Application Deadline:

1st May 2018

Application Procedure: 

Applicants should follow the following steps:

Applicants must submit a complete online application for admission as soon as possible.

Further guidance for applying for admission to the MPhil/PhD programme and documents you need to submit is available here.

IMPORTANT: Applicants for the MPhil/PhD scholarships must have in the research proposal in one of the following subject areas: Zoroastrianism, Avestan language, Pahlavi language, Persian language and Gujarati language.

You can begin the application by clicking on Online Application and get more details by clicking the Scholarship Link

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