Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Fujitsu Scholarship for Advnaced Management Studies

The Fujitsu Scholarship supports your development as a global leader by funding your participation in the East-West Knowledge Leaders Program.

Hone your leadership vision with this specialized program, delivered by JAIMS, in the wonderful setting of Honolulu, Hawaii. The diverse student body and rigorous curriculum will stretch you to be your best, and prepare you to lead your organization to success in the 21st Century.

The application deadline for the 26th Fujitsu Scholarship is March 19, 2010.

Global Xchange Programme

Get ready for the most challenging six months of your life!

Nine young Pinoys. Nine young British.
Six months. Living and working together 24/7.
Two countries. Outside your comfort zone.
One life-changing experience.

Are you up for it?

Global Xchange gives young people from the Philippines and the UK a unique opportunity to live and work together, develop and share valuable skills, and make practical contributions to disadvantaged communities in both countries faced with challenging situations.

The next batch of Global Xchange volunteers will have an opportunity to work with partners and communities that highlight issues around disability, secure livelihoods, and global citizenship.

You can be one of the nine Filipino volunteers of the 2010 Global Xchange!

*18 – 25 years of age by March 14, 2010 (deadline of submission)
*Male or female
*Medically fit to undergo an active 6-month volunteer work
*Completed at least high school or secondary education
*Willing to do fundraising
*Willing to live and work with a British counterpart in a modest accommodation in a host family setting within a disadvantaged community in the Philippines and in the UK
*Flexible, open-minded and with a genuine commitment to learning
*Sensitive to the needs of others and can work within a team
*Can commit a minimum of 6 months (consecutive) to do 3 months of volunteer work in the Philippines and 3 months in the UK, and time to attend preparatory training

The Application Form must be submitted to the Programme Secretariat.

Important reminders:

*Send your Application Form via e-mail to globalxchange@vsobahaginan
.org. We encourage applications sent via e-mail. Alternatively, you may send them through fax at 02-3762160 addressed to Ms. Tessie Bugarin.

*Short-listed applications will be required to submit a Personal Reference Form and a Professional Reference Form before the scheduled Assessment Days.
*Deadline for submission of application is on March 14, 2010. Only applications received on or before the closing date will be screened. Short-listed applicants will be invited to an Assessment Day scheduled in March 2010. Training and fundraising activities start in March 2010. Exchange proper commences in April 2010.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


The A.S. Hornby Educational Trust was established in 1961 to support ELT practitioners from developing countries and countries in transition. Thanks to the Trust, hundreds of English language teachers have been able to develop their expertise through postgraduate courses in ELT and (applied) linguistics at UK universities.
This year, the Hornby Educational Trust MA Scholarships is offering one scholarship place for an English language teacher or teacher trainer from East Asia.

The Hornby Scholarship is for a one-year MA course in the UK starting September 09. Candidates should be individuals who will make a real difference on their return to their countries. Those practitioners who are able to make a mark on their profession, initiate development and reform programmes and who will act as an inspiration to colleagues are preferred

Funding Arrangements

The funding held by the Hornby Trust covers the costs of the entire programme, except for the airfare and the IELTS test, which will be covered by the local British Council office.

Minimum Requirements

Candidates should normally:
have successfully completed an undergraduate degree course equivalent to a Bachelors Degree in the UK
have at least 5 years’ hands-on and direct experience as an English language teacher/teacher trainer (as opposed to experience only in a management role, such as co-ordinating policy or running a school)
have been involved in some sort of developmental work as trainers or managers in ELT
have attained a standard of English language competence broadly equivalent to Band score 6.5 on the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS), with no less than 6 in any of the categories. *

* Shortlisted candidates who do not  have IELTS score will be asked to take the test in March 2010.

All candidates must indicate their commitment to take time out of their career to pursue the programme, and those assessing them will be looking for evidence of candidates’ potential to become leaders in their field and future decision-makers.

application details here