The Yusuf Ali Scholarship

The Yusuf Ali Fund was established in 1956, following the death of Mr Yusuf Ali. Its purpose then was to assist University of London students from India and Pakistan and was used in a discretionary manner for many years.

Today, we are honoured to offer the Yusuf Ali Scholarship for students of Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi descent to enable them to study on one of the campus-based postgraduate programmes offered by the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and the Human Rights Consortium at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Currently, these are the MA in The Making of the Modern World: Decolonisation, Democracy and Development, the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights and its pathway in the Human Rights of Latin America, and research degrees.

Awards will range in value between £3,000 and £14,000, depending on the financial need of applicants. The decision to make an award will be dependent on the excellence of the applicant’s academic and professional experience. The total amount awarded to any applicants is at the discretion of the selection panel.

Deadline for applications

The deadline for applications is 23:59 (UK time), 11 June 2017. Any applications received after this time may not be considered. The panel deciding on the allocation of awards will meet shortly after this and successful applicants will be informed of the outcome by 01 July 2017. Please note that applicants must also have applied to the relevant degree programme by the deadline. Any applications for the Yusuf Ali Scholarship where the applicant has not applied for the relevant degree programme may not be considered. 

In order to apply, the applicant must fill in the application form.

Application form