Hornby Scholarships

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A.S Hornby Educational Trust was developed by A.S Hornby to support English language teaching worldwide. The trust initiated the Hornby scholarship in 1961. This scholarship is provided at the University of Warwick to the English language teachers who wish to study further in order to obtain a master’s degree in English Language Teaching.

The trust is now known to be a registered charity in the United Kingdom. The funding is majorly for the graduate teachers or trainers who want to pursue a master's degree in the English Language at the University of Warwick.

Besides, the yearly course fee, Hornby scholarship covers tuition fees, accommodation expenses, visa expenses, return air tickets and approved language test costs. 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.

Type of FundingPrivate
Scholarship TypeMerit-based
Establishment Year1961
Available to International StudentsYes
Application DeadlinesNovember 2019
Official Websitewww.hornby-trust.co.uk

The 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.


Highlights

Scholarship Type Merit-Based, College-Specific
Offered byInstitution
OrganizationBritish Council
Application Deadline Nov 30 ,2020
No. of Scholarships10
AmountVariable
Renewabilityno
International Students EligibleYes
Scholarship Website Linkhttp://www.hornby-trust.co.uk/

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants for Hornby Scholarships must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

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

Referees:

  • 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.


Grant Details

Established in 1961 by the famous English Language teacher, A.S Hornby who is well-known to develop the Oxford Advanced Learners’ Dictionary, the main focus of the scholarship is to increase the standard of English Language teaching across the world and support senior teachers, trainers, trainee-inspectors, and material writers. Since its establishment, the trust has provided over 500 English Teaching scholarships.

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