SOAS Shapoorji Pallonji Scholarships
Deadline: 1 May 2018
Thanks to the generosity of the Shapoorji Pallonji endowment for scholarships In Zoroastrian studies at SOAS there are a number of awards available for UK/EU and Overseas fee-paying students. These will normally provide a contribution to fees of up to a maximum of £13,000 each year for the duration of the award. In addition, a stipend of up to £10,000 per annum (or pro rata for part-time students) may also be awarded.
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 2018-19.
Eligible ProgrammesOne-year full-time MA Religions of Asia and Africa pathway: ‘Zoroastrianism’, starting in 2018/19.Two-year part-time MA Religions of Asia and Africa pathway: ‘Zoroastrianism’, starting in 2018/19.Full-time MPhil PhD (new admissions only, starting in September 2018) in the following subject areas: i) Zoroastrianism, both ancient and modern ii) Zoroastrianism with language study (Avestan, Pahlavi, Persian and Gujarati)Candidate CriteriaApplicants 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: Zoroastrianism, Avestan language, Pahlavi language, Persian language and Gujarati language.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 July 2018. If your offer is conditional on English, please arrange your English test and ensure you meet the English requirements as soon as possible.Candidate AssessmentCandidates will be assessed on academic merit by a Selection Panel consisting of three academic members. The assessment will be based on the information in your application. Selectors will be looking at degree results, academic references, statement of intent and full research proposal (for MPhil/PhD applicants), and other relevant information.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.
Scholarship application deadlineScholarship applications must be received no later than 17:00 (UK local time) on 1 May 2018.In order to be considered for the MPhil/PhD & MA scholarships, you must ALSO submit a complete online application to your programme by the scholarship deadline. Late or incomplete applications will not be consideredScholarship Application Procedures
Applicants should follow the following steps:
STEP 1: Apply for your programme by 17:00 (UK local time) on 1 May 2018
Applicants must submit a complete online application for admission as soon as possible and no later than the studentship deadline (17:00 UK time, 1 May 2018). Further guidance for applying for admission to the MPhil/PhD programme and documents you need to submit is available here. IMPORTANT: 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: Zoroastrianism, Avestan language, Pahlavi language, Persian language and Gujarati language.
STEP 2: Apply for the scholarship by 17:00 (UK local time) on 1 May 2018
You must apply for this scholarship via this online scholarship application form.
For enquiries, please:
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7074 5091/ 5094
Dr Sarah Stewart
Shapoorji Pallonji Lecturer in Zoroastrianism
Co-Chair, Shapoorji Pallonji Institute for Zoroastrian Studies
Department of Religions and Philosophies
SOAS, University of London
Russell Square, London WC1H OXG