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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.


    Highlights

    Scholarship TypeMerit-Based, College-Specific
    Offered byInstitution
    OrganizationBritish Council
    Application Deadline Nov 30 ,2021
    No. of Scholarships10
    AmountVariable
    RenewabilityOne Time Payment
    International Students EligibleYes
    Scholarship Website Linkhttp://www.hornby-trust.co.uk/

    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

    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.

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