SAS Master's Studentships (2018/19)

The SAS Master's Studentship aims to support students from under-represented groups among the School’s taught masters population, who wish to undertake a postgraduate taught programme.

There are a limited number of awards to a value of £18,000 to cover fees plus maintenance, judged on academic merit.

Eligibility and how to apply

The primary criterion on which applications are judged is academic merit. The successful applicant will be of exceptional quality, evidenced by previous academic achievement at undergraduate level, with an outstanding mark achieved in the final-year project/dissertation. Successful applicants will have a genuine and demonstrable interest in undertaking a master’s degree at the School of Advanced Study. In addition, awards will be restricted to masters students who:

  • do not already have a masters or higher degree
  • are undertaking masters level courses in any subject (excluding Distance Learning, PGDip and PGCert);
  • studying full-time or part-time for a maximum of two years;
  • self- funded 
  • from a group that is evidentially under-represented among the School’s taught masters population

How to apply: To apply for a SAS Masters Studentship, you must first have applied to study at SAS. See a list of all our courses here, and find out more about how to apply here. For further details, please visit the website of the SAS institute offering the course.

Read the guidance notes for the SAS Master's studentship here [Word].

After you have applied to study at SAS, you can complete the SAS Masters Studentship application form [Word].

Deadline: The SAS Masters Studentship competition for 2018-19 closes on 2 July 2018.

 

SAS Convocation Trust Bursary

The Bursary is made available to cover tuition fees up to a maximum of £7,500 and will be awarded to students who have demonstrably excelled in their undergraduate degree. 

Eligibility and how to apply

The primary criterion on which applications are judged is academic merit. The successful applicant will be of exceptional quality, evidenced by previous academic achievement at undergraduate level, with an outstanding mark achieved in the final-year project/dissertation. Successful applicants will have a genuine and demonstrable interest in undertaking a master’s degree at the School of Advanced Study. In addition, awards are open to students who are:

  • self-funded and domiciled in the UK, European Union (EU) or overseas;
  • studying full-time or part-time for a maximum of one year;
  • undertaking a SAS Masters programme in any subject (excluding Distance Learning, PGDip and PGCert)

In order to apply for a Convocation Trust Bursary at the School, you must have applied to study here. Please see our Master’s degree list and find out more on the institute websites, and then the information on how to apply to the School.

After you have applied to study at SAS, you can complete the Convocation Trust Bursary application form [Word]

Guidance Notes for the the Convocation Trust Bursary

Deadline: The studentship competition for 2018-19 closes on Wednesday 2 July 2018

 

SAS Coffin Studentships (Coffin Fund for Promising Students)

The School is able to provide two SAS Studentships via the Coffin Fund for Promising Students. In 2018-19, the two awards are £12,500 to cover tuition fees and contribute towards maintenance costs (where applicable) and will be awarded to a student who has excelled in their undergraduate degree.  

Eligibility and how to apply

Eligibility: The primary criterion on which applications are judged is academic merit. The successful applicant will be of exceptional quality, evidenced by previous academic achievement at undergraduate level, with an outstanding mark achieved in the final-year project/dissertation. Successful applicants will have a genuine and demonstrable interest in undertaking a master’s degree at the School of Advanced Study. Awards are open to students who are:

  • Self-funded and domiciled in the UK, European Union (EU), or overseas
  • Studying full-time or part-time for a maximum of two years
  • Undertaking a master’s course in any subject(excluding Distance Learning, PGDip and PGCert)

How to apply: To apply for a SAS Masters Studentship, you must first have applied to study at SAS. See a list of all our courses here, and find out more about how to apply here. For further details, please visit the website of the SAS institute offering the course.

Read the guidance notes for the SAS Coffin Fund here [Word].

After you have applied to study at SAS, you can complete the SAS Coffin Studentship application [Word].

Deadline: The SAS Coffin Studentship competition for 2018-19 closes on 2 July 2018.

 

SAS Cassal Bursary (French and Francophone Studies)

This bursary, made available by the Cassal Endowment Fund, is available to master's students intending to write their dissertation on a topic related to French or Francophone studies. In 2018-19, two bursaries of £7,500 will be available. All MA, MRes and LLM degrees offered by the School are eligible for the bursary.

Eligibility and how to apply

This Master’s Bursary, made available by the Cassal Endowment Fund, is designed to support a student wishing to pursue a master’s course at the School of Advanced Study, and who intends to write their dissertation on a topic related to French or Francophone studies. Within the School’s institutes there is scope for undertaking interdisciplinary research with a French or Francophone focus in areas of specialisation such as the visual arts, history, contemporary literature, theatre and performance, the Caribbean, refugee law. All MA, MRes and LLM degrees offered by the School are eligible for the bursary.

The scholarship provides the successful applicant with a fixed amount of £7,500 (in the case of part-time spread across two years of study) to be used firstly to waive the fees; the remaining sum, if any, will be awarded to the student. In 2018-19 it is expected that two bursaries will be awarded.

Eligibility: The primary criterion on which applications are judged is academic merit. The successful applicant will be of exceptional quality, evidenced by previous academic achievement at undergraduate level, with an outstanding mark achieved in the final-year project/dissertation. Successful applicants will have a genuine and demonstrable interest in undertaking a master’s degree at the School of Advanced Study. Awards are open to students who are:

  • Self-funded and domiciled in the UK, the EU or overseas.
  • Studying full-time or part-time for a maximum of two years
  • Intending to write their dissertation on a topic related to French or Francophone studies.

How to apply: To apply for a SAS Cassal Bursary (French and Francophone Studies) you must first have applied to study at SAS. See a list of all our courses here. For further details, please visit the website of the SAS institute offering the course.

Application instructions for SAS Master’s Courses

After you have applied to study at SAS, complete the SAS Cassal Bursary application form

Deadline: The SAS Cassal Bursary (French and Francophone Studies) competition for 2018/19 closes on 2 July 2018.

 

Postgraduate Master’s Loan Scheme

In November 2015 the UK government confirmed that a new Postgraduate Master's Loan Scheme will be introduced for students beginning master’s courses in the 2017/18 academic year. Individuals will be able to borrow up to a maximum of £10,000 for the purpose of completing an eligible postgraduate master’s qualification. These non-means-tested loans are available to both taught and research master’s students. For more information on the loan scheme, click here.

 

SAS Hardship Grant

The SAS Hardship Grant provides discretionary financial assistance for all students – particularly to meet extra costs that cannot be met from other sources of support. The Fund is intended to alleviate financial hardship. You can apply for help from the Fund at any time during the academic year. View/download SAS Hardship Grant application form [Word], and the SAS Hardship Grant application form for training and research [Word].

 

Institute- and Course-Specific Funding

The teaching institutes of the School offer a number of bursaries and awards for applicants who have been offered and have accepted a place on one of their degree programmes. These range from small bursaries to fee waivers and full studentships. Please check the relevant institute website for current deadlines.

Institute of Commonwealth Studies

MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights

The James Manor Bursary honours Professor James Manor, who has been long associated with the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and who had a pivotal role in founding the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights. It provides up to 50% of tuition fees for students enrolled on the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights. Part-time students are eligible for this award, although it is not automatically granted for each year of study and awardees will need to re-apply for the award prior to their second year. Four bursaries are available and are awarded on a competitive basis according to the academic potential of the applicant, with preference given to students with demonstrated financial need. The scheme is open to UK, EU, and overseas students. More information on the James Manor Bursary.

The Routledge Studentship is an annual award for a student undertaking the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights. It was created by Routledge, publisher of The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, to mark The Round Table’s close connections with the Institute and to celebrate the achievements of Dr Peter Lyon, long-time editor of the journal and Reader in International Relations at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies. In addition to a 50% fee waiver, the awardee receives £12,000 that can be applied to maintenance costs. Please note that this award is available only to overseas students. More information on the Routledge Studentship.

The Yusuf Ali Scholarship is available to students of Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi descent who have applied for the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights. Awards range in value between £3,000 and £14,000, depending on financial need. The decision to make an award depends on the excellence of the applicant’s academic and professional experience. More information on the Yusuf Ali Scholarship.

The School of Advanced Study Activist Scholar Bursary is available to students studying the MA in Understanding and Securing Human rights via online learning. There are two bursaries available, worth 50% of module fees (currently equates to £4,050). Applications are assessed on academic potential, financial need and voluntary or professional activism in the field of human rights. Find out more about the Activist Scholar Bursary.

 

Refugee Law Initiative

MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies

The Sadako Ogata Scholarship celebrates the achievements of Sadako Ogata, former United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (1991-2000), and an inspiring role model for practitioners and students of refugee protection worldwide. These scholarships support outstanding students who are nationals of, and residing in, low- and middle-income countries and who would otherwise be unable to study for financial reasons. More information on the Sadako Ogata Scholarship.

The Guy S. Goodwin-Gill Scholarship celebrates the achievements of the renowned refugee law expert Professor Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, a close friend and supporter of the Refugee Law Initiative at the School of Advanced Study since its inception. These scholarships support outstanding students who might not otherwise be able to gain access to the MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies for financial reasons. Applications are particularly welcomed from candidates who are nationals of, and residing in, low- and middle-income countries. More information on the Guy S. Goodwin-Gill Scholarship.

 

Institute of English Studies

MA and MRes in the History of the Book

The Sambrook Fund Studentship seeks to support an excellent student who wishes to study on the MA in the History of the Book, but whose circumstances might make it difficult to access the programme. The award covers fees in full at the Home/EU rate. The studentship will be funded through the Institute’s Sambrook Fund, established when Keith Sambrook, a Fellow at the IES, generously donated his teaching fees from the Institute’s MA course. More information on the Sambrook Fund.

 

Institute of Latin American Studies

MRes in Latin American Studies

This Master’s studentship, made available by the Institute of Latin American Studies, is designed to support students wishing to pursue the Master of Research in Latin American Studies at ILAS for entry in 2018/2019 on either a full- or part-time basis. Successful applicants will receive a fixed amount of £5,000 for full time study or £2,500 for part time study which will be discounted from their tuition fees. Awards are made at the discretion of the Selection Panel and there is no minimum number of awards made in any year. The award is also conditional on the course registering a minimum number of students and may be withdrawn in the unlikely event that the course does not proceed.

Awards are open to Home, EU and Overseas students and the primary selection criterion is academic merit as evidenced by previous academic achievement.

More information on the ILAS Studentship

 

Institute of Historical Research

MA and MRes in Historical Research

The British and American Friends of the Institute of Historical Research generously support a bursary scheme for students of outstanding promise on the MA or MRes in Historical Research. Both full-time and part-time students are eligible for the bursary, worth £3,000. Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following: a first class or upper second class undergraduate degree, or the expectation of one; evidence of exceptional research potential; a firm intention to proceed to doctoral training or a research-related career. The awards will normally be made to candidates who are not in receipt of other funding. More information on the Friends bursary.

 

Institute of Modern Languages Research

MRes in Modern Languages

The Institute of Modern Languages have two bursaries available for students wishing to study the MRes in Modern Languages Research.

The Friends of Germanic Studies have made available a scholarship designed to support a student on the Institute's MRes in Modern Languages course, who intends to write their dissertation on a German-related topic. The scholarship provides a fee waiver of up to 100% of the full-time or part-time Home/EU tuition fee, and is tenable for one year (full-time) or two years (part-time).

The MRes Bursary, made available by the Bithell Bequest Fund scholarship is designed to support a student wishing to pursue the Institute's MRes in Modern Languages course who intends to write their dissertation on a German-related topic. The scholarship provides the successful applicant with a fee waiver of up to 100% of the full-time or part-time Home/EU tuition fee, and is tenable for one year (full-time) or two years (part-time).

More information on both IMLR scholarships.

 

Warburg Institute

MA in Cultural and Intellectual History, 1300-1650 and MA in Art History, Curatorship, and Renaissance Culture

The Warburg Institute accepts applications from taught master’s degree students for bursaries that offset some or all of the cost of student fees and, occasionally, maintenance costs. There is no fixed award and applications are considered by the Bursaries Committee of the Institute on the basis of individual student financial need. The bursaries are funded by the generosity of the American Friends of the Warburg Institute, the Saxl Fund, and the Warburg Charitable Trust. More information on the Warburg bursaries.