Masters in TESOL Scholarships at UK for Pakistani English Language Teachers 2024-25

Assist Pakistani English teachers with UK TESOL scholarships, enhancing language education opportunities for a brighter future

TESOL Scholarship

In the academic year 2024-25, the University of Exeter in the UK is offering a special opportunity for Pakistani English teachers with at least three years of teaching experience. If you meet this criterion, you have the chance to receive a fully funded scholarship for a Master’s degree, specifically in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). This TESOL scholarship is generously provided by the A.S. Hornby Educational Trust.

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The goal is to support teachers like you, especially from countries with limited resources. The trust is providing up to ten scholarships for the MEd TESOL program at the University of Exeter. This means they will cover all the fees for your studies, provide a monthly stipend for living and housing costs, and even assist with your travel to and from Exeter.

The Hornby Trust is dedicated to improving English teaching in countries that need it the most. If you’re interested in this opportunity, read on to find out more about the application process and requirements.

Fields of study

The scholarship is specifically for the Master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program at the University of Exeter. This program focuses on enhancing the skills and knowledge of teachers involved in TESOL at various educational levels, including primary, secondary, and tertiary levels, across different global contexts.

The MEd TESOL program covers key aspects of linguistics and learning theory, emphasizing their impact on the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. It aims to equip teachers with the ability to make informed decisions in language teaching, select, adapt, and design teaching materials, and conduct research in TESOL.

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Benefits of TESOL Scholarship

The TESOL Scholarship offers several benefits to successful applicants:

  1. Full Fee Waiver: The TESOL Scholarship covers all tuition fees associated with the Master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program at the University of Exeter.
  2. Monthly Stipend: Recipients will receive a monthly stipend of at least £15,500 to help cover accommodation and living costs. The exact stipend amount will be confirmed upon acceptance of the award.
  3. Travel Costs: The TESOL Scholarship provides support for travel costs to and from Exeter. This includes one journey to the UK at the start of the course and one journey back to the home country at the end of the course. An open return ticket is encouraged.

These benefits aim to ease the financial burden on scholarship recipients, allowing them to focus on their studies and professional development during the Master’s program.

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Eligibility criteria

The eligibility criteria for the TESOL Scholarship are as follows:

  • Applicants must be residents of and work in a low or middle-income country, as defined by the OECD DAC list.
  • A minimum of three years of full-time TESOL teaching or related professional experience after obtaining the first degree is required.
  • Candidates should already hold an undergraduate degree with grades equivalent to UK upper 2nd class honors or higher, or a relevant postgraduate degree.
  • Prospective applicants must submit a regular postgraduate application to the University of Exeter for the MEd TESOL program and obtain an Exeter student number before applying for the Hornby Scholarship.
TESOL Scholarship

Required documents

To apply for the TESOL Scholarship, you’ll need the following documents:

  • Submit University of Exeter Postgraduate Application for MEd TESOL and obtain Exeter student number.
  • Complete Hornby Scholarship Application Form using Exeter student number.
  • Write an 800-word Covering Letter addressing teaching challenges, highlighting the benefits of MEd TESOL at Exeter, and showcasing relevant skills.
  • If applicable, English Language Test fees may be reimbursed for shortlisted candidates.

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The deadline for the TESOL Scholarship application is March 1, 2024. Ensure all application materials, including the University of Exeter application and Hornby Scholarship application, are submitted before this date for consideration.

How to apply

To apply for the TESOL Scholarship, follow these steps:

  1. University of Exeter Application:
    • Complete the application form for the MEd TESOL program at the University of Exeter.
    • Upon application, you will receive a student number.
  2. Hornby Scholarship Application:
    • Once you have your Exeter student number, proceed to apply for the Hornby Scholarship.
    • Access and complete the Hornby Scholarship application form [here].

IMPORTANT: Start by filling out the University of Exeter application form for MEd TESOL admission. After obtaining your Exeter student number, use it to complete the Hornby Scholarship application form. Ensure all steps are completed within the specified deadlines for a successful application.

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