UK: Fully Funded Alexandros Petersen Scholarship at King’s College London, 2018

The scholarships of Sir Evelyn de Rothschild

The Sir Evelyn de Rothschild scholarships were established in March 2015 thanks to a generous gift from Sir Evelyn de Rothschild and the Eranda Rothschild Foundation. The scholarship funds 25 full scholarships for five years in the War Studies Department of King’s College London.

The Sir Evelyn de Rothschild scholarship program is designed to provide some of the best and brightest students the opportunity to continue in a master’s program in the War Studies Department without the worry of financial constraints.

There are five scholarships available per year. Each student will receive £ 20,000. Scholarships are open for the United Kingdom, the EU and international applicants. For each year, four Sir Evelyn de Rothschild scholarships and one Dr. Duncan Anderson scholarship will be available to all students who complete a one-year master’s program within the Department of War Studies. Sir Evelyn is founder, president and trustee of the Eranda Rothschild Foundation, which he founded in 1967. It supports a variety of causes in the fields of medical research, health and well-being, education and the arts. Duncan Anderson is Head of the War Studies Department of the Royal Military Academy of Sandhurst. His books include, The Battle of Manila 1945, The Fall of the Reich and The Falklands War of 1982.

To be eligible for the plan, students must complete an application form that will include a general description of recent academic achievements, demonstrate their financial need and include a personal statement.

King’s College London is very grateful to Sir Evelyn de Rothschild and the Eranda Rothschild Foundation for establishing this generous scholarship program at the War Studies Department of King’s College London.

See the Student Financing pages for details on how to apply.
The Alexandros Petersen scholarship

King’s College London is proud to announce the generous gift of the Petersen family, which helped establish the Alexandros Petersen Scholarship, in memory of our former student Dr. Alexandros Petersen. The scholarship is intended to support exceptional students from Afghanistan, Central Asia and the South Caucasus who wish to study for the Masters in Conflict, Security and Development in the War Studies Department at King’s. The program will aim to support rising talent whose aspiration, like that of Alexandros, is to embrace the academic and political world.

The Alexandros Petersen Scholarship provides a master’s degree student per year with financial support to study a Master’s Degree in Conflict, Security and Development in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. The scholarship will help cover the cost of tuition fees and the costs of living for the duration of the recipient’s study.

The scholarship is £ 40,000 to study full-time and is available to students who start their students in September of each academic year.

Am I eligible to apply?

Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

Request an MA in the War Studies program; Priority is given to students who apply to the MA of Conflict, Security and Development, but other AM of War Studies can be considered
Resident of Central Asia or the South Caucasus (Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan)
Demonstrate the need for financial assistance
Provide a letter of thanks and an end-of-year report to the donor

How do I sign up?

You must request both the scholarship and the program, which are separate applications. Applicants must submit a scholarship application first, before submitting an application to the MA program so that King’s can track their application. In the application for the MA program, you must include in the first line of your personal statement “Alexandros Petersen Scholarship” so that we can identify your program application. Otherwise, your request may be rejected.

Applications will be closed on March 31, 2018.

Download the scholarship application form here. To apply for the program, visit

When will I know the result of my application?

As long as your application form has been completed accurately and the corresponding documentary evidence has been delivered, you will be notified of the decision in mid-May.

When will the prize be paid?

The prize will be paid in the form of a full tuition, fee waiver and a monthly stipend, including a small travel grant.

Where can i get more information?

For more information about the scholarship, contact the Department of War Studies at


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