Bernard Buckman Scholarship 2020

Bernard Buckman Scholarship 2020

Deadline: 20 February 2020

The Bernard Buckman Scholarship was established in 1992 with generous support by Mrs Buckman in memory of her late husband who was a Governor of the School. There is one Bernard Buckman Scholarship 2020 available.

Eligible Programme
Candidate Criteria
  • Open to applicants paying fees at the UK/EU rate only.
  • Applicants must possess a good honours degree from a UK university or an equivalent institution recognised by SOAS.
  • Applicants must have an offer of admission to pursue the full-time MA Chinese Studies or MA Advanced Chinese Studies programme at SOAS by the scholarship application deadline – 20 February 2020
  • 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 2020.  If your offer is conditional on English, please arrange your English test and ensure you meet the English requirements as soon as possible.
  • Please note that most scholarships do not cover funding or even allow for Pre-sessionals. Please check the wording of your scholarship offer carefully to see if you are eligible for a Pre-sessional course or whether you need to achieve SOAS direct entry scores by the deadline specified in your scholarship terms and conditions.
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Candidate Assessment
  • Candidates will be assessed on academic merit by a Selection Panel consisting of three academic members.
  • The assessment of your application will be based on the information provided in your scholarship application and in your on-line application for admission. Selectors will be looking at the degree results and also at academic references, statement and other relevant information.
Scholarship Application Deadline
  • Scholarship applications must be received no later than 15:00 (UK local time) on 20 February 2020.
  • In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must also submit a complete online application to the full-time MA Chinese Studies.  It is recommended to apply for the programme about six weeks before the scholarship deadline (that is, by 9 January 2020).   Please note that complete applications for admission can take up to 4 weeks to be considered by the Department, although this duration can vary depending on the time of year. You should prepare to wait up to 6 weeks in busy periods.
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
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Number of applications normally received

15 applications

Notification of Results

Successful candidates will be notified by end-June. If you have not heard from us by end-June, you should assume that your application was unsuccessful.

Scholarship Application Procedures

You must follow two steps: