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Sochon Foundation Scholarship
Scholarship Name Sochon Foundation Scholarship
Academic Year 2019
Scholarship amount up to £3,000
Nationality Any
Scholarship Deadline 1 April 2019
Deadline: 1 April 2019

The Sochon Foundation has generously provided SOAS with scholarships for students undertaking a full-time post-graduate programmes in Korean Studies. The total budget available is a maximum of £16,000 for 2019-20. 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.

Important information for 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 1 April 2019 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 September 2019):

  • MA Korean Studies and Intensive Language (Korean)
  • MA History of Art and Archaeology of East Asia and Intensive Language (Korean). N.B. 90 credits (i.e. 60 credit dissertation plus 30 others, of the non-language component) should be in Korea-related subjects.
  • MA History and Intensive Language (Korean). N.B. 90 credits (i.e. 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.
  • Applicants must have an offer of admission to the degree programme by the scholarship application deadline.
  • 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.

Candidate Assessment

  • Candidates will be assessed on a combination of financial need and academic merit by a selection panel consisting of three academic members from the Centre of Korean Studies

Scholarship Application Deadline

  • Scholarship applications must be received no later than 16:00 (UK local time) on 1 April 2019. 
  • New applicants only (new admissions, starting in September 2019): 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.  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. It is recommended to apply for the programme about six weeks BEFORE the scholarship deadline (that is, by 18 February 2019).
  • Late or incomplete  applications will not be considered.

Number of applications normally received

14 applications

Notification of Results

Successful candidates will be notified by the end of July. If you have not heard from us by the end of July, you should assume that your application was unsuccessful.

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