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LSS (School of Languages & Social Studies) Postgraduate Scholarship for African & South American Students


To improve educational opportunities for students who would not otherwise be able to consider study in the UK.


The scholarships are available to students applying to on campus programmes offered in the School of Languages and Social Sciences.

Quantity Available



  • Annual

Award Value

£7,000 towards the cost of MA course fees

Application procedure

Write a two-page letter stating why you feel you deserve the scholarship, how you hope to benefit from the opportunity and the contribution you hope to make in your home country following the degree. Submit a 2,000–3,000 word essay on one of the following topics: What do you consider to be your major strengths and weaknesses? How might an Aston MA in TESOL, translation studies or applied linguistics help you address them and enhance your prospects? What would you be able to contribute to other students in your group? Describe a significant success or failure from your professional experience and explain what you discovered as a result. Send confirmation of sponsorship or maintenance funds for your fees and living expenses. You may send a confirmation letter from your sponsor or proof of available funds to cover your expenses whilst studying at Aston University. Submit both pieces of work to .

Closing date

May 1st


Ferguson Foundation

Study Level

  • Postgraduate

Aston University

Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established research-led University known for its world-class teaching quality and strong links to industry, government and commerce. Professor Julia King became Vice-Chancellor of the University in 2006.
Aston University is based in the centre of Birmingham, home to over 65,000 students and one of Europe’s liveliest and most welcoming cities.
Our friendly and safe 40 acre campus houses all the University's academic, social and accommodation facilities for our 9,500 students.
Aston offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, and also works with the public and private sector to develop tailored Continuing Professional Development and Foundation Degree programmes.

Contact Details

  • 0121 204 3000
  • 0121 204 3696
  • Aston University
    Aston Triangle
    B4 7ET
    United Kingdom

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