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Scholarship Applications for the Academic Year 2015-16 Forms and Guidance Notes




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.


This year the deadline for follow-on students who received a scholarship from Prospect Burma in 2014-15 is 27 February 2015. If you are a new applicant, who did not receive funding from Prospect Burma in 2014-15, the deadline is 3 April 2015


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.


For 2015 we are not – with the exception of continuing students (who should apply on the form for Continuing Students) - accepting:


(1) new applications from students wishing to study in India, except for those associated with the Health and Hope Society. Follow-on applicants in India should apply using the continued funding application and must attach a colour, passport-size photograph to their application form.
(2) applications to study for a doctoral degree;
(3) 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;
(4) applications to study at any distance learning/correspondence course;
(5) applications to study at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Bangkok;
(6) applications to do an immediate follow-on degree.


You may qualify for an award if you are of Burmese origin and are:

• 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;

• Already studying, or accepted for, a Master's degree course;


This year we particularly welcome applications to study Governance, Public Administration, Development, Finance and Business, Economics, and Law. We will also consider applications to study Education/Teaching, Environmental and sustainability studies, Public and Community Health/Nursing, Human Rights and Social Work, and Social Science.


Please note: all other subjects are excluded and applications for these will not be registered or considered. Priority will be given to students currently resident in and applying from Burma



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.


We do not give full scholarships. Applicants must therefore ensure that they have reliable access to other financial resources to cover any funding gap.

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).

We will require successful applicants to sign a grant letter and to observe the conditions of the award. If a student fails to observe the conditions, they will be liable to repay the money and will not be eligible for future awards.



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.
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.






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: pdfContinued funding form


Applicants who received a grant in our 2014 round and who wish to apply again MUST attach their narrative reports on their experiences during 2014-15 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: docStudy report template 2015.



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.


docNew applicant form for outside of 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.


pdfNew applicant form for inside 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 3 April 2015 you can provide evidence of your place offer later.


Applicants who received a grant in our 2014 round and who wish to apply again MUST attach their narrative reports on their experiences during 2014-15 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:


pdfPB Guidance Notes for 2015-16




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