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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?

Applications for 2022 entry are closed. Applicants will be made aware of the outcome of their application after 26 July 2022.

You must provide a supporting statement of no longer than 500 words (please note that statements that exceed the word count will automatically be rejected), 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 (on official headed paper). Please ask the academic to email their reference letter directly to

You will also need to ensure you have provided transcripts of your most recent qualifications before the scholarship application deadline. Any applications that are submitted without an uploaded transcript will be rejected.

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


This scholarship is open to new full-time or part-time students applying for MA Holocaust Studies and expected to have achieved, or are on target to achieve, a First Class Honours degree or equivalent.


Students must submit a completed scholarship application form by the deadline, specified annually. This includes a scholarship statement, an academic reference and uploading transcripts to support the scholarship application. The academic reference should be emailed to (on official headed paper) before the scholarship application deadline.


The scholarship is £10,000 to cover tuition fees and any remainder as a contribution towards living costs. The scholarship will offer tuition fee reduction of £10,000 and any remainder will be paid directly, in equal termly instalments, to the recipient as a contribution towards living costs. For part-time students, this will be split over two years. This scholarship is only available for one year of study for full-time students, and for two years of study for part-time students. No additional payment is offered in any following years if the duration of the programme is longer than one year for full-time students, or longer than two years for part-time students.

If the tuition fee is more than £10,000, this award will offer a £10,000 tuition fee reduction; no cash payments will be made in such cases. For part-time students, the £10,000 fee reduction will be split over two years of study.

Please Note: If the student is eligible for any automatic Royal Holloway tuition fee discounts (including Alumni discount), such discounts are not available in conjunction with any scholarship which offers a full tuition fee reduction (including those with an additional cash award) or with CPD courses. Please refer to Tuition Fee Discounts (section 5) of the full terms and conditions document for more details.

Read our full terms and conditions.

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