FDPS Pre-Masters Scholarships for International Students in University of London 2017

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Pre-Masters scholarships applications are open at FDPS to provide foreign students with an intensive preparation for entering demanding Master’s degrees at British universities or at universities, research institutes or business schools abroad where the language of instruction is English.

Application Deadline: 31st May, 2017 | Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: International 

To be taken at (country): United Kingdom

About the Award: The Foundation Diploma for Postgraduate Studies is one of the longest running and most comprehensive Pre-master’s programmes in the UK and provides a complete package of preparation for postgraduate study including academic subjects, a research project and research methods classes, as well as academic English and study skills.

The SOAS pre-master’s programme is a ten-month course providing academic and language preparation for international students who want to enter Master’s degrees (taught and researched) at British universities in Social Science, Business and Management-related studies, Arts and Humanities.

SOAS has a proud history of welcoming students from all over the world. SOAS is an exceptionally cosmopolitan and diverse place to study; 56% of the students at SOAS come from outside of the UK. SOAS is one of the top ten universities for the percentage of international students (QS World University Rankings 2013), welcoming the brightest minds from more than 133 different countries.

Offered Since: 1993

Type: Pre-Masters Studies

Eligibility: To be eligible for a scholarship, candidates need to accept the offer of a place before the due date of 31 May 2017. Candidates are urged to apply early.

Selection Criteria: 

  • All students who apply for FDPS 2017-18 and accept an offer of a place before midnight (UK time) on 31 May 2016 (including the payment of a 10% deposit) will automatically be considered for a scholarship, except students who already hold an offer of a place at SOAS with no academic conditions at the time they apply for FDPS.
  • Scholarships will be awarded on academic merit and will be judged on the basis of the student’s university transcript and academic reference, English level, IFCELS entrance test (if taken) and interview performance. Scholarships will be awarded to students who are interested in postgraduate study at SOAS and who demonstrate the potential to achieve the entry requirements and to study successfully at postgraduate level.
  • Successful candidates will be informed by the end of June 2016. The decision of the Head of IFCELS Department on the awards will be final.

Number of Awardees: Six(6) scholarships

Value of Scholarship: £1000 will be deducted from the balance of the fees owed by each of the scholarship winners which should be paid by the first day of the programme. We will double the value of the scholarship to £2000 if you go on to a degree at SOAS starting in September 2018.

Duration of Scholarship: Ten months

How to Apply: You can find the application form on the FDPS programme page.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Award Provider: School of Oriental and African Studies, Foundation Diploma for Postgraduate Studies.

Important Notes: The value of the scholarship will be doubled to £2000 if candidates go on to a degree at SOAS starting in September 2017. In order to apply for a visa to study on FDPS, students will need to meet the English language requirements for study at premasters level.

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