CAMHRA Master’s International Scholarships in UK

The Centre for Anthropology and Mental Health Research in Action (CAMHRA) at SOAS University of London is happy to announce its Master’s scholarships for the academic year starting September 2024. These scholarships are designed to support individuals who may not typically pursue studies in anthropology or ethnographic methods due to existing time, financial, or social constraints.

This scholarship aims to recognize and support outstanding academic achievement among international students enrolling in master’s degree program at the SOAS University of London.SOAS University of London is a renowned institution located in London, England. Established in 1916, it was initially designed as a colonial project to train British civil servants for overseas postings. SOAS has a unique organizational structure, consisting of constituent colleges that organize their academic work. It is one of the universities in London that uses this model, along with the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge

SOAS, University of London Information

SOAS, University of London Grants

CAMHRA Master’s International Scholarships in UK Established in 1916, SOAS, University of London is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of London (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, SOAS, University of London (SOAS) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. SOAS, University of London (SOAS) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible Countries: Open to UK/EU and Overseas applicants
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The scholarship will be awarded for the MA in Medical Anthropology and Mental Health or the MRes in Social Anthropology.
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  1. For the MA in Medical Anthropology and Mental Health:
    • Hold a minimum 2:1 bachelor’s degree in Anthropology or related subject, OR in health sciences including medicine, psychology, nursing, or social work.
    • Have a strong research project idea that utilizes ethnographic methods to understand an issue related to mental health.
  2. For the MRes in Social Anthropology:
    • Hold a minimum 2:1 bachelor’s or master’s degree in Anthropology.
    • Have a strong research project idea that utilizes ethnographic methods.

Preference may be given to:

  • Candidates with lived experience of working in or accessing mental health care as a professional or service user.
  • Candidates from underrepresented groups, including racialized and minoritized groups.

Offered Benefits

Each full-time scholarship covers tuition fees for the academic year 2024/25. For part-time students, funding will cover tuition fees for the academic years 2024/25 and 2025/26.


Applicants will be notified of the scholarship outcome by the end of July 2024.

For inquiries regarding program application procedures, please email . For any scholarship-related inquiries, please email .

Application Process

To apply for the scholarship:

  1. Apply for your chosen program:
    • MA in Medical Anthropology and Mental Health: Apply via Taught Masters applications.
    • MRes in Social Anthropology: Apply via the Doctoral school.
  2. Complete the scholarship application by 12:00 PM (midday UK local time) on 31 May 2024, using the online application form.
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