18.01.2017.

Britanska fondacija posredstvom Ministarstva spoljnih poslova dostavila je državljanima Republike Srbije ponudu do deset stipendija u trajanju od po jednog do tri meseca. 

Rok za dostavu je 01.03.2017. godine.

About us

The British Scholarship Trust is a registered charity which awards scholarships to post-graduate students from the former Yugoslavia in order to pursue specialist studies for short periods in the United Kingdom. The Trust allocates between 10 and 15 stipends each year. Study periods are normally from one to three months. The stipend normally covers maintenance expenses and in some cases library or 'bench' fees. Bench fees must be agreed in advance. Applicants who wish to take full-time courses are not eligible to apply for grants. The Trust is unable to cover the fees of full-time taught courses.

Scholarship

The grant for the current year is £900 per month for universities outside London and £1000 for institutions in London, where living costs are higher. It is intended to cover living expenses. The grants are modest in size but students can be expected to live reasonably comfortably on the grant. Tuition fees are NOT covered but some other fees charged by the host institution  (bench fees, library use, etc.) may be met by the Trust. Travel expenses to and from the placement are covered by the candidates themselves or their home institutions. The monthly grant payments are made by arrangement with the Treasurer of the Trust.

Library Visit grant for students

These grants are for a visit of 4 weeks only. Travel expenses to and from the placement are covered by the candidates themselves or their home institutions. Please note this grant is for a period of 4 weeks only and will not be extended. Within this period post-graduate students should be able to gather a considerable amount of information for their studies. Libraries do not normally charge for visiting students but visitors cannot borrow books.

Application Criteria and Requirements

The deadline for the receipt of completed applications is 1st March.

Prospective candidates must be under thirty (30) years of age on 1st October in the school year of the study visit.

The application form and addresses for applications can be found here. A shortlist from each country is submitted to the Trust each year. The final selection of candidates for the forthcoming academic year is made in early May. Successful candidates will be notified by the end of May.

The main criteria for the final selection of the candidates are:

  • - Merit (academic achievement)
  • - Command of English
  • - Your ability to complete your proposed research project during your stay in the UK.
  • - The potential benefit of the visit to your research and your home institution.

Preference is given to candidates who have not previously studied abroad and to candidates who have made contact with the institution they wish to visit in the UK.

The Trust can provide basic advice about obtaining visas where necessary but travel expenses to the UK and to the British place of education will be borne by the students or, if employed, by their own institution.

It is strongly recommended that applicants make preliminary contact with a British university or at least identify one or more institutions in the UK where they would be able to carry out their research. Wherever possible, they are asked to make their own arrangements for their stay directly with the host institution, requesting a placement as a "visiting scholar". Please remember that the Trust cannot pay tuition fees for taught courses. If any 'Bench fees' are required, these must be agreed in advance before starting the visit. Preference is given to students engaged on research projects, based in their home country.

The grants are:

  • - £1000 per month in London
  • - £900 per month in the rest of the UK

Library Visit grant for students

These grants are for a visit of 4 weeks only. Travel expenses to and from the placement are covered by the candidates themselves or their home institutions. Please note this grant is for a period of 4 weeks only and will not be extended. Within this period post-graduate students should be able to gather a considerable amount of information for their studies. Libraries do not normally charge for visiting students but visitors cannot borrow books. Applications should be submitted on the normal application form. Please state clearly on your application if you wish to apply for a Library Visit grant.

The grants are:

  • - £1000 for one month
  • - £900 for one month

Application Procedure

Applications must be made in your country of origin.

To apply please send the following items to the relevant address below.

  • - the completed application form
  • - a detailed curriculum vitae
  • - a description of the proposed research
  • - (if possible) confirmation of a placement from the UK institution
  • - a copy of your university diploma or other relevant qualifications
  • - proof of adequate knowledge of English
  • - two confidential academic references

The deadline for the receipt of completed applications by the relevant Ministry is 1st March for grants for the next academic year.

Serbia

Ministarstvo prosvete i nauke Republike Srbije,
Sektor za razvoj obrazovanja i medunarodnu prosvetnu saradnju,
Nemanjina 22-26
11000 Beograd

Tel.: + +381 11 363 13 93 

Email: kabinet@mpn.gov.rs

 

Click here to go to the application form page. A selection of previous scholars’ reports will be posted in the BST Archive.