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Michael & Saki Ruth Dockrill Scholarship 2020-21

King’s College London is pleased to offer Michael and Saki Ruth Dockrill Scholarship worth £50,000 for one student studying a War Studies BA.


What is the Michael and Saki Ruth Dockrill Scholarship?

The scholarship was created by Michael and Saki Ruth Dockrill, former professors at King’s. Professor Michael Dockrill joined the Department of War Studies at King’s in 1971 and remained until his retirement in 2001. He was one of only a handful of staff who sustained the Department for the better part of two decades. In the early 1980s, he met Saki Ruth, a postgraduate student in the War Studies Department, who had her own keen interest in post war European history. Saki went on to make her name as a leading international historian. 


Both were at the heart of departmental life and did much to promote the study of international history and foreign policy in the department. They inspired a generation of students with their deep knowledge of 20th-century international history and with genial good humour.


This scholarship will provide one Home student with a full tuition fee waiver and a small stipend. 

Scholarships will therefore be awarded on the basis of: 

  • the strength of candidates’ personal statement, and 
  • the applicant’s financial assessment.


How Much is the Scholarship Worth?

One scholarship is available for the 2020-21 intake. The total value of the award is £50,000: £9,250 per year for three years to support tuition fees and a stipend of £7,416 per year for three years.  Repeat years, interruptions, intercalating and study abroad years are not covered. 



Am I eligible to apply?

Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • you should be undertaking your first undergraduate degree;
  • you should be a home fee status student resident;
  • you should be undertaking the BA War Studies programme for 2020 entry; 
  • have an assessed household income of £42,500 pa or less;
  • have taken up your maximum entitlement to UK government help with tuition fees and loans/grants for living costs;
  • you must have given Student Finance England ‘consent’ to share your financial information with the College; 
  • have ‘firmly’ accepted an offer of a place at King’s on an eligible programme.


How do I complete the application form? 

You can download the application form here.

You should email the completed form to funding@kcl.ac.uk together with scanned/digital copies of your supporting documents. 

The deadline for applications is 3 July 2020.


Where can I get further information?

To find out more about the Scholarship scheme, please contact the Student Funding Office



The College has tried to give students an early opportunity to begin their research of student funding. Although every effort has been made to ensure that information provided is both helpful to prospective candidates and accurate at the time of its publication, it is possible that some information may be outdated or superseded before the start of the 2020-21 academic year.

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