Shapoorji Pallonji Scholarships for International Students at SOAS London 2019

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The School of Oriental African Studies (SOAS) the University of London in the UK is offering the Shapoorji Pallonji Scholarships for International Students in 2019

The SOAS Shapoorji Pallonji Institute of Zoroastrian Studies would like to spread the net widely and invites students who approach Zoroastrianism from different disciplinary backgrounds, for example, historical, linguistic, anthropological or from within the study of religions to apply.

Worth of Award

  • The Shapoorji Pallonji Scholarships will provide a contribution to fees and living costs calibrated according to merit and availability of funds.
  • The MPhil/PhD scholarship is paid for 3 years. The MA is paid for one year (or over two years if part-time). There are no Undergraduate scholarships for 2019-20.

Eligibility

Eligible Programmes

  • One-year full-time MA Religions of Asia and Africa pathway: ‘Zoroastrianism’, starting in 2019/20.
  • Two-year part-time MA Religions of Asia and Africa pathway: ‘Zoroastrianism’, starting in 2019/20.
  • Full-time MPhil PhD (new admissions only, starting in September 2019) in the following subject areas: i) Zoroastrianism, both ancient and modern ii) Zoroastrianism with Avestan, Pahlavi, Persian or Gujarati languages.

SOAS University of London is the only Higher Education institution in Europe specializing in the study of Asia, Africa, and the Near and Middle East.

SOAS is a remarkable institution. Uniquely combining language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus, it has the largest concentration in Europe of academic staff concerned with Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

  • Applicants for the MA Scholarships must possess or expect to be awarded 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. Applicants with a 2.1 may also apply but will not be given preference.
  • Applicants for the MPhil/PhD scholarships must possess or expect to be awarded a masters degree with a mark of Distinction from a UK university. Applicants with a non-UK masters degree must be in the top rank as evidenced by references and transcripts.  Applicants with a mark of merit may also apply but will not be given preference.
  • Applicants 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: i) Zoroastrianism, both ancient and modern ii) Zoroastrianism with Avestan, Pahlavi, Persian or Gujarati languages.
  • 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).
  • The scholarship is open to UK/EU and overseas fee-paying full-time students.
  • 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.
  • 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 2019.  If your offer is conditional on English, please arrange your English test and ensure you meet the English requirements as soon as possible.

How to Apply

  • Applicants must submit a complete online application for admission and as soon as possible and no later than the studentship deadline
  • Applicants 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: i) Zoroastrianism, both ancient and modern ii) Zoroastrianism with Avestan, Pahlavi, Persian or Gujarati languages.
  • You must apply for this scholarship via the online scholarship application form, which is now open

Deadline: Scholarship applications must be received no later than 16:00 (UK local time) on April 1, 2019.

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