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About Hornby Scholarships

The Trust was set up by A.S.Hornby in 1961 to support English language teaching worldwide. A.S.Hornby had a distinguished career in English language teaching and developed the Oxford Advanced Learners’ Dictionary, which is still published in its 8th edition by Oxford University Press. The Trust is a registered charity in the UK. The Trust has supported over 500 scholars in the last 20 years.

What this Scholarship covers?

The scholarships fund study on the one-year Masters in ELT at the University of Warwick. The scholarships cover all the costs in the UK including a monthly stipend to cover accommodation and living expenses, tuition fees, and return air tickets, tuition fees, visa and IELTS test costs. Your monthly stipend is sufficient to cover your expenses in the UK but will not provide for any expenses you may still have at home during the year. Before you decide to apply, you need to be sure that you will be able to obtain leave-of-absence from your employer for the period of the scholarship and that you have funds during the year to cover any home expenses.

Requirements and Process

Applicants are selected by a four-stage process:

1. Online application form - applicants submit the online application form for initial assessment 

2. Interview - applicants who are successful at stage 1 are invited for an interview at the British Council office in their country of origin

3. Application to university –applicants selected from the interview are invited to apply to the university for consideration 

4. University acceptance - the scholarship award is confirmed with the applicant and arrangements are made to arrive in the UK to begin study by 1st October 2017.

How to apply?

Applicants need to apply directly through our online application portal provided on this page. Detail instructions about using the portal are attached below.

Deadline for application

The deadline for receipt of application forms is 16 January 2017 at 12.00 midday UK time.

For support

Please contact the following email address with details of your problem and we will provide an answer: Hornbyscholarships@britishcouncil.org

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