1 Fulbright/SOAS, University of London Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodFall Start
Grant Length10 Months
Fulbright Graduate Degree Grants
One award is offered to pursue a one-year Master's or higher research program (or the first year of a Master's or higher research degree program) in any subject at SOAS, University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies).
SOAS University of London is the only higher education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East and its respective Diasporas, located at the heart of one of the most vibrant cities in the world.
The SOAS campus is next to Senate House, the headquarters of the University of London, within the collegiate university's Bloomsbury estate.
Grant Length: 10 months.
Master's programs in the UK may last up to one year (and in rare circumstances, 2 years). Unless otherwise stated, funding is provided for the first year of the degree - although the grant period is 10 months, tuition waivers cover the entire first year and student visas are not impacted by grant length.
Stipend amounts are set and do not change based on length of the degree.
The Commission is seeking applicants who demonstrate:
- Rigor in scholarly enquiry and academic or professional excellence;
- Strong reasons for wishing to pursue the proposed project in the UK and at a particular institution;
- A desire to gain a better understanding of the peoples and cultures of their host country;
- Commitment to the community through volunteer and extra-curricular activities;
- Flexibility and dynamism necessary for active involvement in the host country.
The following applicants are ineligible for consideration: applicants who have extensive previous experience in the UK, applicants whose proposals are to complete any part of a medical degree, including internships or residencies, or applicants who hold a Ph.D. at the time the grant is to begin.
Applicants who have previously spent time at their selected university will be at a competitive disadvantage.
Applicants who have spent six or more months in the host country in the year prior to the grant are ineligible for consideration.
Accepted Degree Levels
Special Application Instructions
In your Fulbright online application, for Award Name, please select the specific award you are applying for from the drop down menu.
Foreign Language Proficiency
Fulbright Proposal Types
Letter recommended but not required at deadline
Applicants are responsible for arranging their own affiliation and must apply for admission according to the relevant university’s admissions procedures. Applicants are not expected to have a letter of admission/affiliation at time of application, but awards are made conditional upon acceptance by the chosen institution before arrival. Applicants for Ph.D. programs should include a letter of support from their proposed supervisor.
Applicants will complete two applications, the Fulbright application and the university’s application (according to the university’s admissions procedures). Applicants must submit their university applications as early as possible, ideally before January 15, 2023. Applicants who fail to do so may be at a competitive disadvantage. The Fulbright Program does not cover the application fee for the university.
Tuition for the first year of study will be waived internally by the host university.
- Full tuition waiver for the first year of study
- £17,609 living stipend
- $1500 travel stipend
The living stipend is intended as a contribution towards general maintenance costs towards the first year in the UK.