The University of London is offering MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies, the Sadako Ogata Scholarship for students beginning their studies in March. Applicants from lower and middle-income countries are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
These scholarships seek to support outstanding students who are nationals of, and residing in, low- and middle-income countries and who otherwise might not be able to gain access to the MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies due to financial circumstances.
The University of London is a collegiate research university located in London, England, consisting of 17 constituent colleges, nine research institutes and a number of central bodies.
An undergraduate degree (e.g. bachelor) which is considered at least comparable to a UK upper second class honors degree, in a social science related subject, from an institution acceptable to the University.
Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing MA degree program at the University of London.
Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies.
Scholarship Award: The Sadako Ogata scholarship covers the ‘whole fee’ for the program, comprising two Core Module fees, four Elective Module fees, and the two Dissertation modules fees. For the 2016-17 year, this is equivalent to fees of £7,720 over the lifetime of the award.
The scholarship does not cover examination center costs and any other costs not directly payable to the University (such as the purchase of additional materials or electronic equipment), resubmission fees, payment of further elective modules if the student decides to transfer, or any other fees not covered above. Applicants must ensure they can cover such costs from other financial sources.
If no suitable candidates are identified in a single year, then the award may be held over until the following year.
Scholarship can be taken in the UK
Eligibility: Applicants for the Sadako Ogata Scholarship must:
- Have received an offer of registration for the MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies for the relevant upcoming academic session; and
- be a national of and residing in a low- or lower-middle-income country
- demonstrate outstanding academic merit or potential in the field of study, evidenced particularly by past achievements; and
- be unable to take up the offer of a place on the MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies due to financial circumstances.
- Students currently studying for a University of London award are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Nationality: Applicants from lower and middle income countries (Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde* (Capo Verde), Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep., Congo, Rep., Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Arab Rep., El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, The Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Rep., Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Dem Rep., Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, FYR, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Rwanda, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, RB, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Rep., Zambia and Zimbabwe) are eligible to apply for these scholarships.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: An undergraduate degree (e.g. bachelor) which is considered at least comparable to a UK upper second class honors degree, in a social science related subject, from an institution acceptable to the University.
English language Requirements: For awards at FHEQ level 7, students must provide satisfactory evidence showing that they have passed within the previous three years a test of proficiency in English at the following minimum level:
- IELTS with an overall score of at least 7.0, and a score of at least 6.0 in the Reading and Writing sub-tests.
Tests of English proficiency from other providers will be considered on an individual basis.
Where an applicant does not meet the prescribed English language proficiency requirements but believes that they can demonstrate the requisite proficiency for admission the University may, at its discretion, consider the application.
How to Apply: Please return the application form as an attachment (along with your CV) by email to RLI-at-sas.ac.uk. The form should ideally be sent as a PDF, however, if this is not possible, please ensure it is sent in a format that can be read by a standard Windows PC or Mac.
Application Deadline: The Sadako Ogata scholarship will be awarded yearly to a student intending to commence studies in the March intake of the MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies. Relevant dates for the coming academic year are as follows:
Deadline for scholarship applications: 16 January 2017
Notification of outcome to all applicants: 31 January 2017
Deadline for registration on MA program: 1 March 2017
MA program commences: Mid to late March 2017
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