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David Cesarani, Kobler Scholarship

David Cesarani, Kobler Scholarship

This scholarship is available to a new full-time or part-time student with Home or International status studying for an MA Holocaust Studies degree.

The scholarship is a tuition fee reduction and a contribution towards living costs, to the value of £10,000.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the Holocaust Research Institute to learn about our history, vision, academic staff and research strengths. The Holocaust Research Institute is housed within the Department of History and boasts an active and stimulating research culture for postgraduate students.

The scholarship is named in honour of Professor David Cesarani OBE, who died in 2015. Professor Cesarani was an integral part of the Holocaust Research Institute and one of the world's foremost authorities on Jewish history and the Holocaust.

Am I eligible?

You need to have achieved, or be expected to achieve, a First Class Honours degree or equivalent.

You must also hold a conditional or unconditional offer to study MA Holocaust Studies at Royal Holloway.

How do I apply?

You must apply via our online system Royal Holloway Direct, where you will be able to complete your statement and upload any required documents including your grades transcript.

The deadline for applications is 23 July 2021.

You must provide a supporting statement of no longer than 500 words which should include: 

  • academic achievements you are particularly proud of
  • why have you chosen to do the degree you have applied for 
  • how will you use the MA in your future research and career path and how will the scholarship help you achieve it.

Your statement will be judged on how effectively and convincingly you respond to the above. 

As well as your statement, you will need to upload your most recent grades transcript from your undergraduate degree. 

You must have a written academic reference letter (up to 200 words). This must be submitted from an academic who has previously supported, taught or worked with you. Please ask the academic to email their reference letter directly to humanities-school@rhul.ac.uk

You will also need to ensure you have provided transcripts of your most recent qualifications before the scholarship application deadline. 

If you are awarded the scholarship you must agree to us passing your details on to the scholarship donor and you will need to write a handwritten thank you card/letter.

You must also agree to meet the donor if required, share your grades at the end of your course and send a short written report with details of how the scholarship has supported your studies and what you plan to do in the future.

For Home fee students, the scholarship provides a full tuition fee reduction with the remainder paid as a cash award as a contribution towards living costs. Home fee students will not be eligible for any other tuition fee discount, for example the alumni discount. The above also applies to International fee students who qualify for the EU fee reduction scholarship. 

For International fee students, the scholarship provides a £10,000 reduction on your tuition fees. 

Read our full terms and conditions.

If you have any queries please contact study@royalholloway.ac.uk

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