Annemarie Schimmel Masters Scholarship for Female Applicants form Pakistan (Study in UK)

The Annemarie Schimmel Scholarship

Course(s) Offered: Many disciplines
Course Level: Graduate (masters)
Provider: The Annemarie Schimmel Scholarship
Country to Study in: UK

Scholarship Description
The Annemarie Schimmel Scholarship offers the opportunity to do post-graduate study in the United Kingdom to a woman who is committed to make a genuine contribution to her chosen field on her return to Pakistan.

The selection for the Annemarie Schimmel Scholarship is based completely on merit but a major consideration is given to the need and relevance of the particular degree for Pakistan and the commitment of the scholar to return and serve in Pakistan.

The Schimmel scholars will be chosen for their ability and commitment without discrimination as to religion, caste or creed.

Candidates must have either a professional degree or they should have completed sixteen years of education in a relevant discipline.

They must be citizens of Pakistan and have a declared intention to return and pursue a career in Pakistan.

Those having a minimum two year professional work experience will be given preference.

There is no restriction on age, but preference will be given to candidates between the ages of 25 and 40.

A genuine need for financial assistance is an essential condition of the scholarship. The candidates must supply adequate evidence that they would not be able to study abroad without financial assistance.

Candidates must bear the expenses of air travel.

While not a requirement, preference will be given to those candidates who have secured admission to a programme of study at a recognized institution of their choice in the United Kingdom.

In the absence of a sufficiently qualified candidate the scholarship committee reserves the right to make no nomination.

Candidates must have cleared their IELTS exam before appearing for the final interview held in November/December of the current year.

Eligible groups
Citizens of Pakistan

Participating Institutions
Any prestigious public institution of higher learning in Britain

Fields of study
Selection will not be restricted to any subject.

Preference will be given to traditional humanities or sciences and also to humanitarian fields, such as public health, special education and ancillary medical fields, for example, physiotherapy and radiography. Studies in economic development, social sciences and modular courses in various disciplines will also be considered.

Subjects excluded are journalism, business, management and gender/women’s studies.

Candidates wishing to pursue higher learning in areas related to Annemarie Schimmel’s scholarship on Islam are encouraged to apply.

The course of study can be purely academic or could involve practical training.

Prospective candidates are strongly urged to acquire basic computer literacy and word processing skills.

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
The scholarship is awarded for one academic year (session starting Sept/Oct. 2019) for a Master’s degree at recognized institutions of higher education in the UK. Doctoral candidates are not eligible.

Scholarship benefits
The Scholarship has a reputation for absolute fairness and is extremely generous. It allows candidates to choose from the best and most prestigious public institutions of higher learning in Britain. It covers the full cost of tuition and basic living expenses.

Method of Application
Applications are invited from eligible applicants, accompanied by ALL required documents. They must be submitted once and not in parts. Online, incomplete and late applications will not be entertained. An initial short-listing will be done according to the eligibility criteria mentioned.

A written test will be held for the short-listed candidates. The test is general in nature, aiming to check the candidate’s aptitude and proficiency in English. It is not subject based and does not require any specific preparation. Successful candidates will be selected for the final interview.

It is important to read through the application procedure, and also to visit the scholarship page (link to it is below) for complete information

Applications are invited up to 7th June 2018, accompanied by ALL required documents. No application will be accepted after this date.

Please note that the selected scholar shall commence her studies in the academic year starting September 2019.

The Annemarie Schimmel Scholarship was established in honour of Professor Annemarie Schimmel to commemorate her great contribution to culture and poetry in Pakistan and her role as a dedicated woman scholar.

Application Deadline: 7 June 2018
Open to International Applicants: No (Pakistani ONLY)

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