Fully-funded Leverhulme Research Leadership PhD International Studentships, UK

The SOAS University of London is offering the Fully-funded Leverhulme Research Leadership  PhD Studentships in Mapping Sumatra’s Manuscript Cultures. The University is accepting applications for the academic session 2022-2023.This studentship is open to new overseas students only. The proposed PhD research must be focused on an intensive analysis of material from at least one of the case studies named above and must contribute to the project’s overall aims.

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Application Deadline:  Scholarship applications must be received no later than 23:59 (GMT) on 30 April 2022.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: SOAS University of London
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: Fully-funded
  • Number of Awards: 2
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in the UK


  • Eligible Countries: All nationalities
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: PhD degree in Mapping Sumatra’s Manuscript Cultures offered by the University
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • A good Master’s-level degree (or overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject.
  • Advanced proficiency in Malay/Indonesian (other relevant languages, including Arabic, Acehnese, Minangkabau, or Javanese are welcome in addition);
  • Experience and expertise working with archive material, especially Jawi manuscripts, and in digital humanities approaches to archives, or a willingness to expand your skills in these areas;
  • A willingness to work as part of the larger research team and to contribute to the overall aims of the project

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: To be considered for the grant, students have to take admission to the PhD degree at SOAS University of London. After being enrolled, they should download the online scholarship application form.
  • Supporting Documents: A complete application for admission includes academic transcripts and degree certificates, an explanation of the grading system for any degrees obtained outside of the UK, two academic references, a CV, a coherent research proposal of 2000 words, and a supporting statement.
  • Admission Requirements: Applicants should have a first or good second class honours bachelor’s degree from a UK university, or international equivalent, in a subject appropriate to that of the programme to be followed.
  • Language Requirement: In order to ensure that SOAS students have a sufficient standard of English to study effectively, we require international students to submit evidence, during the application process, of their current level of English language proficiency.


SOAS University of London will provide the Fully-funded living costs and is paid for three years to the deserving students.

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