Alexandros Petersen Scholarship

Alexandros Petersen Scholarship for Master’s Studies is open for all Afghanistan, Central Asia or South Caucasus students who wish to study in the U.K. this is a fully funded Scholarship, and students interested in the fields of Conflict, Development, and Security are encouraged to apply.

This blog post is detailed with a step by step information on the necessary things you need to acquire this scholarship award. I advise you to read to the end to avoid missing any important detail.

Opportunity Detail

Language Requirement: TOEFL, IELTS

Gender: Male, Female

Level: Master

Number of Opportunity: 1

Eligible Region/Countries: Afghanistan, Central Asia or South Caucasus

Medium of Instruction: English

Field of study: Conflict, Security and Development

Opportunity ID: 15995

Funding Type: Fully Funded

Duration: 1 Year

Opportunity Description

The King’s College London is accepting applications for Alexandros Petersen Scholarship from Afghans, Central Asia, or the South Caucasus applicants. This Scholarship provides the best and brightest students with the opportunity to continue their M.A. in the fields of Conflict, Development, and Security in the Department of War Studies.

Since the Scholarship at King’s was established in September 2016 with a game-changing USD 1 million grant, Alexandros Petersen’s family has been supporting it. 22 full master’s scholarships for master of art students in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London will be funded through this program.

Candidates must be students whose work exhibits Alexandros’ goals and aspirations. The college is hoping that by preserving Alexandros’s intellectual and personal legacy, this initiative will inspire many young people to pursue master’s degrees.

Residents in the aforementioned regions are eligible for scholarships to enroll in the Conflict, Security, and Development program, which is a one-year master’s degree. Each student who enrolls in the program will get a monthly stipend, a £2,000 travel grant, and a full waiver of tuition fees. One Scholarship is available each year.

Brief Details About Alexandros Petersen Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: N/A
  • Result Notification: March 2023
  • Final Result: By the end of March 2023
  • Host Institution: King’s College London 
  • Host Department: Department of War studies
  • Location: U.K. 
  • Number of Opportunity: 1 per year
  • Total Scholarship Value: £53,000
  • Fields of Study: Conflict, Security, and Development
  • Eligible Countries: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan or Uzbekistan. 

Benefits of The Alexandros Petersen Scholarship

Successful applicants will benefit from the Scholarship with a total worth of £53,000 annually, as follows:

  • Tuition Fee Waiver
  • Monthly £20,000 Stipend to be divided over ten months for 2023/24 years;
  • Travel bursary £2,000

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants who wish to apply for Alexandros Petersen Scholarship must meet the following requirements. Applicant must:

  • Be a resident of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, or Uzbekistan;
  • Acknowledge that they will complete their studies and return in due course to the South Caucasus region or Central Asia to share the skills;
  • Apply to the Conflict, Security, and Development MA programs or any other War Studies M.A.s;
  • Meet the minimum English language criteria as the University has stated for this program;
  • Demonstrate financial need.
Required Documents

Applicants should prepare and submit the following required documents:

  • Application Form
  • Personal Statement explaining how the Scholarship will support the applicant’s future aspirations and build their careers;
  • Research Statement of 500 words max included in the application form;
  • English writing sample included in the application form; applicants can provide a copy of a paper they have already completed relevant to themes of conflict, security, or development. An academic essay would be best. 

NOTE: Supporting documents must be 3 M.B. in size to upload to the Supporting Statements section in the Portal. Please note that saving the document in a different format, e.g., JPEG, reduces the size. Shortlisted applicants will be required to take a recognized English Language Proficiency Test.

How to Apply?

Eligible applicants first have to apply for M.A. in the King’s College London War Studies program, complete the application form and submit it with all supporting documents before the deadline via the online portal and submission email. Follow the instructions below:

  1. Complete the formal Application Form through the King’s Apply portal by entering the link below.
  2. Please remember to apply for the full-time Conflict, Security, and Development MA program or any other relevant full-time Master’s program. Find the complete list of programs here.
  3. Upload the Scholarship Application Form to the Funding section.
  4. Attach a writing sample to the Funding section.
  5. Tick box 5 with the statement ‘I am applying for a funding award or scholarship administered by King’s College London’ in the Funding section, then include this Award Scheme Code: APS2023.
  6. To receive Admissions Application Fee Waiver, after completing the scholarship application and Before Submitting it. The admissions team will receive the applicant’s details, and then they will arrange to waive the application fee.

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Applicants can fill out the Alexandros Petersen Scholarship application form and submit it to 


For further information about Alexandros Petersen Scholarship, please visit the King’s College London Website. For any questions, please email


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