الأحد، 9 مارس، 2014

منحة بريتيش بتروليوم وكامبردج لمصر BP and Cambridge Scholarship 2014


منحة بريتيش بتروليوم وكامبردج لمصر

يُقدم صندوق منح جامعة كامبردج ''The Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust" بالتعاون مع شركة البترول البريطانية (بريتيش بتروليوم BP) بمصر عدداً من المنح الدراسية سنوياً لتمكين الخريجين المتميزين من متابعة دراساتهم العليا لمدة عام في جامعة كامبردج المرموقة. وتُعطى الأفضلية للمرشحين الذين يسعون للحصول على درجة الماجستير في الدراسات ذات الصلة بمجال البترول، كما تؤخذ بعين الاعتبار الدراسات الأخرى في مجالات الأعمال والاقتصاد والدراسات التنموية. 

اقرأ المزيد حول برنامج المنحة وعملية تقديم الطلبات على موقع شركة بريتيش بتروليوم أو قم بزيارة قسم قبول وتسجيل الخريجين في جامعة كامبردج.

BP and Cambridge Scholarship 2014

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)



Who covers the costs of the scholarships?

BP Egypt and the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust cover all of the scholarship costs.


How many scholarships are on offer?

A number of BP Cambridge Scholarships for Egypt are offered annually to pursue one-year Master’s degree programme.

What are the requirements/processes to get the scholarship?

1.       Applicants must show evidence of excellent academic achievement. They should have a first class or high second-class honors degree, or its equivalent, from a recognized university, supported by certificates of graduation and letters of recommendations from Professors at their current or previous University. Please see the course requirements section in the Graduate Studies Prospectus for the entry requirements for specific courses of study: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/univ/gsprospectus/courses/

The Graduate Studies Prospectus 2014- 2015 is available online at: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/students/gradadmissions/prospec/

2.       Applicants must gain admission to the University of Cambridge in the normal way through the Board of Graduate Studies to be considered for these awards. The Trusts cannot admit students to the University. Please, see the 

3.       Applicants who are not native speakers of English are required by the Board of Graduate Studies to provide the results of an English language test and to meet the minimum standard of proficiency required for admission to Cambridge. For more information please visit the Board of Graduate Studies website:  http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/gradstud/admissions/closingdates.pdf

4.       Decisions on awards will be taken during the summer months (June to August) prior to the October date that the candidate intends to start their studies. A shortlist of eligible candidates will be drawn up and BP Egypt will interview these candidates in Egypt and select the BP Cambridge Scholars from those interviewed.

5.       Successful candidates must sign with BP Egypt, before their departure to Cambridge, an enrolment agreement whereby they will agree to return back, domicile and work in Egypt after their graduation from the University of Cambridge for double the period they studied at the University of Cambridge.


Scholarship terms and conditions:

-          Only Egyptian citizens are eligible to apply.

-          Preference will be given to candidates seeking a Master’s degree in petroleum related studies. However other disciplines will also be considered.
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-          Successful candidates must sign, before their departure to Cambridge, an enrollment agreement with BP Egypt, whereby they agree to return back to Egypt after their graduation from the University of Cambridge for double the period they studied at the University of Cambridge.

-          BP Egypt holds the right to apply exceptions to the above conditions as the company sees appropriate.


What is the value of the scholarship?

University Composition Fee and College Fees
The scholarship will cover the University Composition Fee at the appropriate rate and College fees.



Maintenance

A maintenance allowance enough for a single student is paid in three or four equal installments each term (October, January, April and July). For the academic year 2014-2015, the maintenance allowance is currently £11,250 for twelve months, and is pro-rated for courses shorter than 12 months. The maintenance allowance is expected to cover accommodation and meal costs.

The award does not cover the costs of dependents. Students are required to provide a separate financial guarantee for support of their dependents if they want to take any dependents with them. Bringing one adult dependent will require the student to afford an additional £6,468 per year and any accompanying children will require an additional £3,684 per child (not including childcare).

Airfare

A contribution to an airfare from Egypt to the UK of about £300 is paid upon arrival, and a contribution towards the cost of an airfare from the UK to Egypt via the most economical route is paid upon departure at the end of the scholarship


How do I apply for the scholarships and admission to Cambridge?

For full and detailed information about applying for admission and for funding see the applying for admission in the Graduate Studies Prospectus for information: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/students/gradadmissions/prospec/

All applicants must complete a new Graduate Application Form (GRADSAF), which includes the Cambridge Trust’s Scholarship Application Form at Section B: Application for funding.  Please tick the box and complete sections B3 and B4. . Full information about courses and how to apply is available on www.admin.cam.ac.uk/univ/gsprospectus/

The GRADSAF is included in the paper copy of the Graduate Studies Prospectus; it can also be downloaded from: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/univ/gsprospectus/applying/paper.html and is available to complete on-line at: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/univ/gsprospectus/applying/online.html
  

What is the deadline for submitting the application forms?


CANDIDATES FROM EGYPT

Postgraduate course for which you are applying

Deadline for submitting Graduate Application and Scholarship Form (GRADSAF) to the Board
of Graduate Studies
One-year course
3 December 2013 (or course deadline, whichever is earlier)


When do the scholarships start?
One-year post-graduate courses start only in October of the relevant academic year.


Further information
For further information about the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust’s and the awards they offer, please visit: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/gradstud/funding/aid/overseas.html

For information about how to apply for admission to the University of Cambridge, please see: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/univ/gsprospectus/applying


Arriving at the UK

For information about arriving at UK airports and getting to Cambridge see the following links below:

Information about the major UK Airports
British Airport Authority: http://www.baa.co.uk


Coaches from UK airports to Cambridge

Arriving at Cambridge

Please see the map of Cambridge to help you get your bearings:

Most students will arrive at the bus station (which is centrally-located) or the train station (which is about ten minutes walk from the centre of town).

Your first point of contact upon arrival in Cambridge will be your College, who should have already sent you some information about your accommodation and the things you will need to do upon arrival in Cambridge.


Opening a bank account
To cash your maintenance cheques from the Trust, you will need to open a bank account with a UK bank to deposit these cheques. There are many banks in Cambridge to choose from, and to open an account you will need to take the following documents to a bank:

  • Passport as proof of identity.
  • Scholarship offer letter as proof of the award you have been given.
  • An official document from your College, as their address will be used as your permanent address.
  • Confirmation of admission to the University of Cambridge from the Board of Graduate Studies.


General information and help
Please note that the Trust deals only with matters relating to your scholarship.  For all other non-scholarship related enquiries, please contact your College.

For further queries, please contact the British Council in Egypt:

British Council in Egypt
192 El Nil Street
Agouza - Cairo
Egypt
Telephone: + (202) 3300-1666 or hotline 19789
Fax: + (202) 3344-3076



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