Our students fund their studies in a variety of ways including scholarships, bursaries and fellowships, as well as government loans and postgraduate loans. 

 

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School of Advanced Study Scholarships/Bursaries 

For the School of Advanced Study Scholarships and Bursaries for 2021/22 see below.

 

SAS Masters Studentship

Deadline: 1 June 2022

The Masters 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 two awards to a value of £18,000 each to cover fees plus maintenance.

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. In addition, awards will be restricted to masters students who are:

  • who do not already have a masters or higher degree
  • 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

NB: It is for the School to determine which students are from under-represented groups among the School’s taught masters population. Data and examples will be provided to the panel.

How to Apply

  • Submit a complete application to undertake a postgraduate taught programme at the School.
  • Complete the online studentship application form and send any supporting evidence to SAS Admissions (Studentships@sas.ac.uk)

SAS Coffin Studentships (Coffin Fund for Promising Students)

Deadline: 1 June 2022

The School is able to provide a SAS Studentships via the Coffin Fund for Promising Students. In 2022/23 there is one award of £8,000 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

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 two years;
  • undertaking masters courses in any subject (excluding Distance Learning, PGDip and PGCert)

How to Apply

 

Institute and Course Specific Scholarships/Bursaries

For Institute and Course Specific Scholarships Scholarships and Bursaries for 2021/22 see below.

 

Yusuf Ali Scholarship: Institute of Commonwealth Studies

Deadline: TBC

The Yusuf Ali Fund was established in 1956, following the death of Mr Yusuf Ali. Its purpose then was to assist University of London students from India and Pakistan and was used in a discretionary manner for many years.

Today, we are honoured to offer the Yusuf Ali Scholarship for students of Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi descent to enable them to study on one of the campus-based postgraduate programmes offered by the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and the Human Rights Consortium at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Currently, these are the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights and the MPhil/PhD in Human Rights.

Sambrook Fund Studentship: Institute of English Studies

Deadline: 30 June 2022

The Institute of English Studies at the School of Advanced Study (SAS) is delighted to announce a funded studentship for one place on its MA/MRes History of the Book 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. Over the years, other teachers from the MA and summer school programmes have also donated their fees towards supporting future students. One studentship will be offered every year over the next three academic years.

The Sambrook Fund Studentship seeks especially to support an excellent student who wishes to study on the MA/MRes in the History of the Book, but whose circumstances might make it difficult to access the programme.

Apply now and find out more.

The American Friends of the Warburg Institute: Warburg Institute

Deadline: 3 May 2022

The American Friends of the Warburg Institute will fund two scholarships which will cover the fees for two students from North America to study on one of our Warburg Institute MA programmes in 2022-23.

To apply you need to be a citizen of a country within North America and have submitted a complete application by the deadline.

Apply now and find out more.

The Peltz-Roden Scholarships: Warburg Institute

Deadline: 3 May 2022

The Peltz-Roden Scholarships cover the fees up to the maximum rate of the home fee for home/EU students.

The scholarships are open to students who have applied to study on either of the Warburg Institute’s MA programmes and who are self-funded and domiciled in the UK or European Union (EU). The primary criterion on which applications are judged is academic merit. The successful applicants will be of exceptional quality, evidenced by previous academic achievement at undergraduate level, with an outstanding mark achieved in the final-year project/dissertation. 

Apply now and find out more.

 

Postgraduate Loans

Postgraduate Master’s Loan Scheme

The UK Government has introduced a Postgraduate Master’s Loan. These non-means-tested loans are available to both taught and research master’s students. Find out more information about the loan scheme.

Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) 

The SAAS are an agency of the Scottish Government giving financial support to eligible students doing a course of higher education in the UK. Find out more information about their loan scheme. If you are applying for funding from the SAAS you will need to contact us beforehand so that we can get this set up for you.   

Federal Direct Loans for US Students 

The School of Advanced Study participates in the Federal Direct Loan programme. Unsubsidized Loans and Plus Loans are available through the Direct Loan programme operated by the US Education Department. Direct Loans are educational loans to assist US citizens with the costs of studying. 

Funding for Spanish Master's Students 

The Spanish government offers interest-free loans to Spanish students studying Master's degrees in Spain, the European Higher Education Area, the US or Canada. The maximum study period is 21 months. Find out more about funding for Spanish Master’s Students.