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  • The Alphawood Scholarships

    at SOAS

  • Welcome to SAAAP The Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme (SAAAP) at SOAS University of London is a transformational programme which aims to advance the preservation and understanding of ancient to pre-modern Hindu and Buddhist art and architecture in Southeast Asia.

    Launched in 2014, SAAAP is supported through a groundbreaking £15m grant from the Alphawood Foundation, and leads on a range of important activity in research, dissemination, publications, outreach and scholarships. We work both within the Southeast Asian region as well as at SOAS itself to support outstanding scholarship in the field.

    What are the Alphawood Scholarships? The Alphawood Scholarships are the cornerstone of the Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme. Through these Scholarships, SAAAP is supporting an estimated eighty full postgraduate awards between 2014 and 2019. The Scholarships are designed to bring exceptional Southeast Asian students, experts and future leaders to SOAS to undertake postgraduate studies at one of the world’s leading institutions in the study of the region.

    Alphawood Scholars are supported to undertake a range of postgraduate programmes on offer, including:

    • PhD and MPhil programmes

    • Master of Arts (in History of Art and/or Archaeology or Religious Arts of Asia)

    • Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art

    • Postgraduate Certificate in Asian Art

    Alphawood Scholarships provide students with an excellent package of support, including:

    • Full tuition fees for the length of the academic programme

    • Full English-language pre-sessional and in- sessional fees, as may be required (up to one year)

    • Generous living allowance

    • Reimbursement for relevant flights, visa fees, health checks and English-language examination costs

    • Dedicated and ongoing support from the SAAAP Management Office, as well as from dedicated staff across SOAS

    Eligibility To be eligible for an Alphawood Scholarship, you should:

    • Normally be resident in one of the following countries: Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar/Burma, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam

    • Demonstrate how the focus of your studies will contribute to the aims of the Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme

    • Demonstrate your intention to pursue teaching, further study or otherwise make a positive impact on the preservation and understanding of ancient to pre-modern Hindu and Buddhist art in the region after completing your studies at SOAS

    • Dissertations and theses should also be explicitly directed towards themes under the aims of the Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme

    Your personal statement, references, transcripts and other relevant information in your application will be considered to assess the above criteria.

    English language requirements Please note that successful candidates without a previous degree from an English-language university will need to provide official International English Language Test System (IELTS) for UK Visa Immigration (UKVI) examination results (no older than 24 months) in order to obtain your UK student visa and for SOAS to assess your English- language level.

    If this assessment shows that you require English-language training in advance of taking up your postgraduate programme at SOAS, your Alphawood Scholarship will be expanded to enable you to take up English Language and Academic Studies (ELAS) at SOAS for up to one

  • year before beginning your Degree, Diploma or Certificate programme. ELAS fees will be fully covered through the Scholarship, as will your living allowance during the full period you are studying.

    SOAS Programmes To learn more about the postgraduate programmes of study supported through the Alphawood Scholarships, please visit:

    Research Degrees www.soas.ac.uk/art/programmes/phd

    MA History of Art and/or Archaeology https://www.soas.ac.uk/art/programmes/ mahistartarch

    MA Religious Arts of Asia www.soas.ac.uk/art/programmes/maraa

    Postgraduate Certificate and Diplomas www.soas.ac.uk/art/programmes/dipasart

    How to apply To apply for an Alphawood Scholarship, you will need to first 1) apply for your postgraduate programme (using the online system via the SOAS website) then 2) fill in an application form for the Alphawood Scholarship.

    Alphawood Scholarship applications open in October and close in mid-December each year. For the opening and closing dates for the next round of applications, and for further detail on how to apply, please visit us at:

    www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/ alphawood-scholarships.html

    And, to keep up to date with Scholarships and all other news in the Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme, please follow us and visit our web page for news and updates.

    @SOAS_SAAAP

    southeastasianartacademicprogramme

    Email: alphawoodscholarships@soas.ac.uk

    Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4025

    www.soas.ac.uk/saaap

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