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Scholarship Applications for the Academic Year 2016-17 Forms and Guidance Notes

GUIDANCE NOTES FOR 2016

 

 

Important Information
 
1.Please ensure that you complete the correct application form and submit it by the deadline to the address shown in the notes attached to the application form. Applications mailed after that date will not be considered. 
 
2.This year the deadline for follow-on students who received a scholarship from Prospect Burma in 2015-16 is 19 February 2016.  If you are a new applicant, who did not receive funding from Prospect Burma in 2015-16, the deadline is 18 March 2016. 
 
3.There is intense competition for our scholarship awards, and incomplete or badly completed applications are likely to be rejected immediately. Please read the form very carefully.
 
4.For 2016 we are not – with the exception of continuing students (who should apply on the form for Continuing Students) - accepting:
 
applications to study for an undergraduate degree in a first world country (ie UK/Europe, North America, Australia/New   Zealand, Japan and Korea) UNLESS a substantial tuition fee waiver has been offered by the university;
 
applications to study at any distance learning/correspondence course;
 
applications to study at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Bangkok;
 
applications to do an immediate follow-on degree.
 
Eligibility 
 
You may qualify for an award if you are of Burmese origin and are:
 
1.Accepted for and/or enrolled in a first degree course at an accredited college or university in South East Asia, Hong Kong, or - if with proof of another scholarship/fee waiver  - at a university in any other country;
 
2.Already studying, or accepted for, a Master's degree course;
 
3.Already studying, or accepted, for a PhD. Please note that PhD Students will be eligible to receive funding for a maximum of four years.  
 
Priority Subjects
 
1.We welcome applications to study Governance, Public Administration, Development, Finance and Business, Economics, and Law. This year we will also accept applications in computer science and computer programming.
 
2.We will also consider applications to study Education/Teaching, Environmental and sustainability studies, Public and Community Health/Nursing, Human Rights, Journalism and Social Science. Please note: all other subjects are excluded and applications for these will not be registered or considered.
 
3.Priority will be given to students currently resident in and applying from Burma 
 
Criteria and Conditions
 
1.We announce a competition each December/January for awards for the forthcoming academic year.  Awards are for one year only, and students must apply again for subsequent years. We help students who have a good academic record, who can demonstrate financial need, and who will return to Burma to help in the democratic rebuilding of the country.
 
2.We like to see evidence of match funding through fee waivers, the student’s own personal savings, other scholarships, and so on. But we take each application on its individual merits. Typically we give scholarships of no more than £8000.
 
3.Our awards are intended as a contribution to tuition fees, academic course materials and living expenses including accommodation and food. All applicants must ensure that they obtain adequate health insurance or other suitable arrangements to cover medical/dental/optical costs.  We do not contribute to international travel or debts. We do not make a contribution to the costs of dependants (spouses, partners, or children).
 
4.We will require successful applicants to sign a grant letter and to observe the conditions of the award, including an annual report in which students give details of their studies.  If a student fails to observe the conditions, they will be liable to repay the money and will not be eligible for future awards. If you are awarded a scholarship we will ask you to sign an undertaking that you will return to Burma to help your country's development.
 
Warnings
 
1.We do not acknowledge receipt of applications, nor do we send rejection notices. If you have not heard from us by 31 July, you should assume that your application was unsuccessful.
 
2.Decisions on awards are made by Prospect Burma's Scholarship Committee and are final. Anyone submitting false documents, making untrue statements or failing to disclose all relevant information will NOT receive a grant this year or in the future.
 
Application Forms for 2016-17
 
1.There are three different applications forms this year. Please make sure you complete the correct one and follow the instructions in the notes attached to the form.
 
Application for Continued Funding: this form should be completed by returning students who received a Prospect Burma scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year and who are continuing in the same degree programme.
 
Application for New Applicants applying to study outside of Southeast Asia and Hong Kong: this form should be completed by new applicants who wish to study anywhere except Southeast Asia and Hong Kong. Please note: unless you are able to supply proof of other scholarships/fee waivers, only Master's and PhD degree courses will be considered in this application category
 
Application for New Applicants applying to study in Southeast Asia or Hong Kong: this form should be completed only by new applicants wishing to study in Southeast Asia or Hong Kong.
 
2.Prospect Burma will not make grant payments without proof of a student's acceptance on, and enrolment for, a specific course.  But do not delay submission of your application: if you do not have a confirmed university place offer the deadline you can provide evidence of your place offer later.
 
3.Applicants who received a grant in our 2015 round and who wish to apply again MUST attach their narrative study reports on their experiences during 2015-16 and give one academic reference from your current university tutor, otherwise the application is likely to be rejected. There is no need to wait for grades; you should send them to us as soon as they become available.
 

 

 APPLICATION FORMS FOR 2016-17

 

There are three different applications forms this year. Please make sure you complete the correct one and follow the instructions in the notes attached to the form.

 

APPLICATION FOR CONTINUED FUNDING: This form should be completed by returning students who received a Prospect Burma scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year and who are continuing in the same degree programme.

 

You can download it here:

 

pdfForm for Continued Funding 2016-17

 

Applicants who received a grant in our 2015 round and who wish to apply again MUST attach their narrative reports on their experiences during 2015-16 and give one academic reference from your current university tutor, otherwise the application is likely to be rejected. There is no need to wait for grades; you should send them to us as soon as they become available. 

 

Please use the following form:

 

 doc2016 Study Report Form

 

 

APPLICATION FOR NEW APPLICANTS APPLYING TO STUDY OUTSIDE OF SOUTHEAST ASIA AND HONG KONG: This form should be completed by new applicants who are not wishing to study in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.

 

pdfForm for New Students outside SE Asia and Hong Kong

 

APPLICATION FOR NEW APPLICANTS APPLYING TO STUDY IN SOUTHEAST ASIA AND HONG KONGThis form should be completed only by new applicants wishing to study in Southeast Asia or Hong Kong.

 

pdfForm for New Students in SE Asia and Hong Kong

 

 

Prospect Burma will not make grant payments without proof of a student's acceptance on, and enrolment for, a specific course. But do not delay submission of your application: if you do not have a confirmed university place offer before 18 March 2016 you can provide evidence of your place offer later.

 

Applicants who received a grant in our 2015 round and who wish to apply again MUST attach their narrative reports on their experiences during 2015-16 and give one academic reference from your current university tutor, otherwise the application is likely to be rejected. There is no need to wait for grades; you should send them to us as soon as they become available. 

 

Download scholarship guidance notes here:

 

pdfGuidance notes for 2016-17

  

 

 

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