Religious Studies Scholarships 25 July 2013

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Below you’ll find a comprehensive list of the religious studies scholarships available for students in the UK at British universities. We hope you find them useful.

All Saints Scholarship

Type of Award: Scholarship

Subject: Religious Studies

Level of Study: Undergraduate

Basis for Selection: Financial Need

Eligibility Criteria: The All Saints Educational Trust makes personal grant awards to teachers, intending teachers and students in Religious Studies, Home Economics and related areas. Corporate awards are made for imaginative new projects which will enhance the Church’s contribution to higher and further education. Applicants need not necessarily be from the Christian faith.

Awarding Body:The All Saints Educational Trust

Award Structure: One off

Award amount: Variable

Application information: http://www.aset.org.uk

Deadline: Applications closed for 2013-2014

NCH Exhibition

Type of Award: Scholarship

Subject: Philosophy and other Humanities subjects

Level of Study: Undergraduates

Basis for Selection: Academic Merit

Eligibility Criteria: Exhibitions are based solely on academic excellence and the potential to excel during your time at NCH. All students who apply to NCH will be automatically assessed for an Exhibition. You do not need to apply separately. They are not means tested and there is no need to complete a financial questionnaire.

Awarding Body: New College of the Humanities

Award Structure: Annual

Award Amount: £10,800 per year

Additional Award Benefits: Free accommodation in a standard single study room in a Unite property as allocated by the LJMU Accommodation office

How to apply: Automatic assessment on applying to NCH

Application deadline: None specified

Further info: http://www.nchum.org/undergraduate-study/fees-funding

NCH Scholarship

Type of Award: Scholarship

Subject: Philosophy and other Humanities subjects

Level of Study: Undergraduates

Basis for Selection: Academic Merit and Financial Need

Eligibility Criteria: Scholarships are means tested and will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. They cover the full cost of tuition over a full three-year degree course (nil fees) and the cost of College and University Examination Fees. Applicants will need excellent academic qualifications and references (usually at least one A* predicted at A Level, or the equivalent for other qualifications).

Awarding Body: New College of the Humanities

Award Amount: £17,464 a year (full course fees)

Application deadline: None specified

Web Page: See http://www.nchum.org/undergraduate-study/fees-funding

Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Scholarships

Type of Award: Scholarship

Subject: Any

Level of Study: Undergraduate

Basis for Selection: See application information

These scholarships have been established by the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies to allow graduates to pursue study of benefit to the Muslim world. Open to students ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom and from Muslim communities, as well as to international students from selected countries. This scholarship is open to candidates studying for all degree bearing courses at University of Oxford, with the exception of PGCert and PGDip courses.

Financial Award: University fee and full living expenses (currently £12,900 per year)

Awarding Body: Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

Deadline: 4 or 18 January 2013 depending on your course (for 2013/2014)

How to apply: See http://www.ox.ac.uk/feesandfunding/prospectivegrad/scholarships/university/ocis

University of Winchester Subject Scholarships

Subject: Theology and Religious Studies; History, Civilisation and Beliefs; Modern Liberal Arts

Level of Study: Undergraduate

Basis for Selection: Academic merit

Eligibility Criteria:  Rewarding excellent achievement in studies taken before coming to the University of Winchester, students will need to achieve a minimum of 300 UCAS tariff points from their top three qualifications. The award is open to full-time and part-time students, there is also no residency criteria. With 10 Awards on offer, these will be allocated to the first 10 students to go firm with the University of Winchester who meet the UCAS tariff point requirements.

Awarding Body: University of Winchester

Award Amount: £1,000

How to apply: Automatically assessed on application to specified courses

Application deadline: None specified

Further information: http://www.winchester.ac.uk/startinghere/Students%20and%20money/undergraduate/Universitysupport/Pages/Subject-Scholarships.aspx

Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK Jameel Scholarships

Subject: MA Islam in Contemporary Britain at Cardiff University

Level of Study: Postgraduate

Basis for Selection: Academic merit

Eligibility Criteria:  The Jameel Scholarships have been established to enable the very best students to come to Cardiff – those who have the intellect and determination to apply their knowledge for the benefit of Muslim communities in the UK, and to promote better understanding of Islam in wider society. Applicants should have a first class or very high upper-second class honours degree in a relevant subject (Religious Studies, Islamic Studies, Social Sciences, Philosophy or History) from a UK university.

Awarding Body: Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK

Award Amount:  Course fees plus stipend of approximately £16000 inclusive of research allowance

How to apply: See http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/share/research/centres/csi/scholarships/mascholarships/index.html

Application deadline: Closed for 2013/2014

Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK Jameel Scholarships

Subject: PhD (topic related to Islam and Muslims in Britain) at Cardiff University

Level of Study: Postgraduate

Basis for Selection: See website for details

Eligibility Criteria: The Jameel Scholarships have been established to enable the very best students to come to Cardiff – those who have the intellect and determination to apply their knowledge for the benefit of Muslim communities in the UK, and to promote better understanding of Islam in wider society. Those applying for a PhD scholarship should have, or be studying for, a Master’s degree or similar postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject (Religious Studies, Islamic Studies, Social Sciences, Philosophy or History) from a UK university.  In exceptional circumstances, applicants with only a BA degree will be considered. Applicants should have evidence of a clear ambition to develop a career in the area of Islam and Muslims in Britain.

Awarding Body: Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK

Award Amount: Full course fee for 3 years, stipend of approx. £16000 per year and research allowance.

How to apply: See http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/share/research/centres/csi/scholarships/phdscholarships/index.html

Application deadline: Closed for 2013/2014

Walton Scholarships

Subject: MA or MPhil/PhD in Theology and Religious Studies at King’s College London

Level of Study: Postgraduate

Basis for Selection: Academic merit

Eligibility Criteria: The aims of the Scholarships are to assist students of excellent academic calibre to continue their training beyond a first or masters degree and to attract high quality applicants to undertake MA programmes or to undertake or continue research MPhil/PhD programmes at King’s College London within the Department of Theology & Religious Studies.

Awarding Body: King’s College London

Award Amount: £4500 for one year

How to apply: See http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/trs/study/funding/walton.aspx

Application deadline: Closed for 2013/2014

The Hamish Mackenzie Research Scholarship

Subject: Theology and Religious Studies at University of Glasgow (see details below)

Level of Study: Postgraduate

Basis for Selection: See below

Eligibility Criteria: The field of study should be that of homiletics, preaching, and / or communications. The award is intended for anyone engaged in Reformed church ministries, lay or ordained, or intending to be. The Scholarship is for a full time Master of Theology research degree (12 months), and is funded by Orchardhill Parish Church, Glasgow and Trinity College.

Awarding Body: University of Glasgow

Award Amount: Cost of tuition fees

How to apply:  http://www.gla.ac.uk/scholarships/ukandeuscholarships/postgraduateresearch/universityscholarships/

Application deadline: None specified

St Mungo Postgraduate/Research Scholarship

Subject: PhD in Theology and Religious Studies at University of Glasgow

Level of Study: Postgraduate

Basis for Selection: See below

Eligibility Criteria: Two scholarships are available for both full-time and part-time students in the first year of their PhD studies in Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Glasgow.

Awarding Body: University of Glasgow

Award Amount: £5000

How to apply:  Email application to Lloyd Ridgeon at Lloyd.Ridgeon@glasgow.ac.uk. In your application you should include a paragraph about your research topic, details of your academic history, and your source of funding for the project.

Application deadline: 1st September 2013

Further Info: http://www.gla.ac.uk/scholarships/ukandeuscholarships/postgraduateresearch/universityscholarships/

PPR Scholarships

Subject: Politics, Philosophy or Religion degrees at Lancaster University

Level of Study: Undergraduate

Basis for Selection: Academic merit

Eligibility Criteria: Because Lancaster University already offers academic scholarships to students who make Lancaster their first choice, and who achieve A*AA (or equivalent) or above, the PPR scholarships will be awarded to those students whose grades do not render them eligible for the Lancaster University academic scholarship, but who, in the view of the PPR scholarship panel, show exceptional academic promise.

Awarding Body: Lancaster University

Award Amount: £3000 over 3 years

How to apply:  Automatic assessment on application to course

Application deadline: None specified

Further Info: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/ppr/undergraduate/fees.htm

MA Religions and Education Scholarships

Subject: MA Religions and Education at University of Warwick

Level of Study: Postgraduate

Basis for Selection: See website

Eligibility Criteria: The 3forRE bursary scheme is operated by Culham St Gabriel’s trust, a charity supporting research, development and innovation in Religious Education. The scheme offers teachers and TAs an annual scholarship towards fees for selected M-level programmes including the Warwick MA in Religions and Education.

Awarding Body: University of Warwick

Award Amount: 60% of the tuition fees or £1000 whichever is the smaller amount

How to apply:  Email Dr Judith Everington j.everington@warwick.ac.uk

Application deadline: None specified

Further Info: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/wie/courses/postgraduate/higherdegrees/re/scholarships/

Culham St Gabriel’s Grant

Subject: None specified

Level of Study: Various

Basis for Selection: See website

Eligibility Criteria:

Culham St Gabriel’s is committed to excellent religious education for learners of all phases, abilities, ethnicities and beliefs, and in all settings. Grants are given for a variety of projects including training, research and development for RE teachers.

Awarding Body: Culham St Gabriel’s

Award Amount: Varies

Application deadline: None specified

How to apply: See http://www.cstg.org.uk/grants/apply-for-a-grant/

Further Info: http://www.cstg.org.uk/grants/

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