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    Hornby Scholarships

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    Initiated in 1961, Hornby Scholarships are awarded to experienced English language professional including teachers, teacher-trainers, inspectors, and material writers who are not from the UK. The scholarship, offered by the University of Warwickgive such professionals a chance to study a one-year Masters in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

    • The scholarship program covers, tuition fees, accommodation expenses, visa expenses, return air tickets and approved language test costs.
    • Applicants are selected according to the ranks they secure in the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE examinations.
    • The scholarship provides financial aid only till the duration of the course, which is 1 year. It is not responsible for the additional semesters.

    It is a full-scholarship program and is provided every year to the international English Language teachers who have a graduate degree and work experience as a trainee or teacher. Since its establishment, the trust has provided over 500 English Teaching scholarships.


    Scholarship TypeMerit-Based, College-Specific
    Offered byInstitution
    OrganizationBritish Council
    Application Deadline Nov 30 ,2021
    No. of Scholarships10
    RenewabilityOne Time Payment
    International Students EligibleYes
    Scholarship Website Link

    Eligibility Criteria

    Applicants for Hornby Scholarships must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

    • Have three-year full-time English Language teaching experience and a UG degree
      • UG degree should be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in the United Kingdom.
    • Have a minimum of 5 years of experience as an English language teacher or trainer.
    • Must be involved in some developmental work as a trainer or manager.
    • Must be a citizen of the country from which they apply.
    • Score well in the IELTS, TOEFL, or PTE examinations.
    • Minimum of 6.5 GPA is required for the English language examinations.
    • Must have supervised in the course of the English language.

    Note: The candidates who have applied for the English Language course in the United Kingdom for a master's degree program or diploma program are eligible to obtain financial support.

    Application Process

    Applicants are required to submit the personal, academic, professional, referees details along with a supporting statement. The details required are mentioned below:

    Personal details:

    • Full name
    • E-mail address
    • Date of birth
    • Gender
    • Nationality
    • Residential address
    • Contact information

    Academic details:

    • Name of the institution
    • Undergraduate degree and specialization course
    • 10+12 mark sheet
    • Certificates
    • Awards
    • Information about the courses which were related to English medium

    Professional details:

    • Name of organization
    • Position in the company
    • Type of work
    • Dates when the applicant was employed
    • Joining date
    • Resignation letter


    • Details of at least two referees who can give the candidate’s reference, if shortlisted for the interview
    • Referee’s name
    • Professional information
    • Email address
    • Referee’s professional relation to the candidate

    Support statement:

    The candidate is supposed to justify why he or she is applying for the Hornby Scholarship in about 1,500 words. In addition, the applicant has to answer several questions like:

    • Describe the current English teaching duties and the training that one has delivered?
    • Is the applicant a teacher or trainee?
    • Why does the applicant wish to study for a master's degree at the University of Warwick?
    • What professional skills and experience would the applicant bring to the studies?
    • If the applicant is awarded the Hornby scholarship, in what way does it benefit him/her?
    • How would the applicant share their learning and knowledge with English language teachers after returning to their home country from the United Kingdom?

    Selection Process

    The scholarship features a four-stage selection process listed below:

    • Online application form – The candidates submit the online application form for an initial assessment.
    • Interview – The applicants who clear stage 1 are called for an interview round at the office of the British Council in their country of origin.
    • Application to the University – If the applicant is selected in the interview, he or she will be invited to apply to the university for further consideration.
    • University acceptance – The scholarship award is confirmed for the candidate and arrangements are made for him or her to arrive in the United Kingdom to join the classes.

    This is a significant process that needs to be completed after the submission of the application form.

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