Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarship For Africans 2018-2019


Thanks to the generosity of the Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable trust, three Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarships have been established for African Students (African nationals and resident in Africa), who wish to undertake a taught masters course at SOAS


Each Allan and Nesta Ferguson Scholarship covers tuition fees in full and provides a maintenance grant of £7,000. In addition to this, International Student's House (ISH) provides free accommodation and a food scholarship covering 3 meals a day. The Ferguson scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic merit.


  • Full-time MA African Studies

  • Full-time MA International Studies and Diplomacy

  • Full-time MA Social Anthropology of Development


Applicants should:

  • Be nationals of and resident in an African country

  • Hold an undergraduate degree at the first class level

  • Hold an offer of admission to pursue one of the eligible programs by the scholarship deadline. Priority may be given to applicants with unconditional offers. If your offer is conditional, please ensure you meet the conditions as soon as possible.

  • 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 2018. If your offer is conditional on English, please arrange your English test and ensure you meet the English requirement as soon as possible.


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