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2018 University of London FDPS Pre-Masters Scholarships – See Details

Application Deadline: 31st May, 2018

Applications are currently ongoing for the 2018 University of London FDPS Pre-Masters Scholarships for International Students. Interested students should see details below.

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Scholarship Description

FDPS is offering Pre-Masters scholarships to provide international students with a thorough 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.

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.

Application Deadline

31st May, 2018

Scholarship Frequency

Offered annually

Eligible Countries

International students

Host Country

United Kingdom

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for a scholarship, candidates need to accept the offer of a place before the due date of 31 May 2018. Candidates are urged to apply early.

Selection Criteria

  • All students who apply for FDPS 2018-18 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.

Scholarship Availability

Six(6) scholarships

Scholarship Benefits and Value

£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.

Scholarship Duration

Ten months

How to Apply

You can find the application form on the FDPS programme webpage.

Scholarship Official Webpage

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