British Council Scholarship for English language teachers India

British Council Scholarship for MSc TESOL (Online) is for Indian students to study on a part-time, distance-learning basis over 30 months. 

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Deadline for the current round of applications has passed. We're waiting on funding confirmation for the next round.

British Council Scholarship for English Language Teachers India aims to identify and support a select group of high-performing English language teachers and/or teacher educators to further their skills and knowledge in the field of TESOL with an emphasis on the use of technology.

In addition to the course with the University of Stirling, there will be a wraparound programme of alumni activity (facilitated by the British Council) to increase the chances of longer-term engagement and wider impact.

Students will study part-time following a distance learning model over 30 months (24 months of teaching and 6 months of dissertation). They will also benefit from 2 weeks in the UK with a programme of social and academic activity.

The scholarship will cover:

  • Full tuition fees for the MSc TESOL (Online) and Computer Assisted Language Learning program
  • Stipend for scholars during their time in the UK
  • Return flights to the UK
  • Accommodation during their stay
  • Any associated necessary visa costs for the two-week study trip.

Eligibility and availability

You must:

  • Be a passport holder and permanent resident of India.
  • Be working in or directly with the government education sector in India with a focus on English language teaching.
  • Meet the academic and English language requirements for the University of Stirling.
  • Have not previously studied at a degree level or higher in the UK or lived recently in the UK.
  • Demonstrate case for financial support.

You must not:

  • Hold dual British citizenship.
  • Have previously studied in the UK with funding from a UK Government-funded scholarship or a UK institutional scholarship/financial bursary.
  • Currently be in receipt of financial support or funding towards their study programme in the UK from any other source.

How to apply

To make an application, complete the form linked below and submit it to Dr Viola Wiegand.

If you are awarded this scholarship you must consent to your information being shared with the British Council and:

  • Agree to be a part of the British Council’s global alumni network,
  • Maintain contact with the British Council during and after your studies, and
  • Act as an ambassador for the UK and engage with activities as part of Scholarships for English Language Teachers alumnus during and after your studies.

All applications must be submitted by 1 June 2023. There will then be an internal selection process, and any shortlisted candidates will be submitted to the British Council for final selection.