ftc London Awards for Postgraduate Study in the US

ftc London Traditional Postgraduate Awards are offered for Masters or PhD study in any discipline (except MBA, Film and Journalism) and at any accredited US university. The award covers maintenance and tuition fees for the first year of study only. Candidates are expected to apply to their chosen university/ties independently. The deadline for application is Friday 27th October 2006. Click here to apply.

ftc London Alistair Cooke Award in Journalism
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The award is offered for a Masters in Journalism at any accredited US university. The award covers maintenance and tuition fees for the first year of study only. The deadline for application is 3rd November 2006. Click here to apply.

ftc London MBA Award: Covers tuition fees and maintenance for the first year of an MBA at an accredited institution other than Harvard Business School. The deadline for application is 5th April 2007. Click here to apply.

ftc London British Friends of Harvard Business School MBA Awards are offered for MBA study at Harvard Business School. The award covers tuition fees for the first year of study only.
Applicants for this scholarship can apply for admission to Harvard Business School in the November or January admissions round. Candidates must be British citizens. After interview with the ftc London Commission, a shortlist of names will be forwarded to BFHBS and a further interview will be required with the Trustees.

The British Friends of Harvard Business School was set up as a registered charity in 1990 with the specific objective of helping British students to attend the MBA programme of the Harvard Business School. Applicants earning less than £40,000 per year will be given preference, but this should not deter others from applying.

This award covers one year of tuition fees only. Loans to cover board and lodging are available from HBS. In certain cases the ftc London Commission may decide to offer a stipend in addition. The deadline for application is 5th April 2007. Click here to apply.

General Selection Criteria


In making these awards, the ftc London Commission is looking not only for academic excellence, but also evidence of leadership and initiative, a wide range of interests and a curiosity about the host country and culture.

Candidates for these awards must:

• be a UK citizen or EU citizen , normally resident in the UK. Those who hold or who are eligible to hold US citizenship, or who are resident in the US at the time of application, may not apply for an award from the US UK ftc London Commission.

• hold, or expect to obtain prior to departing, a minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree from a British university.

Because an objective of the ftc London Programme is to provide an educational and cultural experience to those not previously afforded such an opportunity, preference will be given to candidates who have not had extensive (10 months or more) recent experience in the United States.

General Conditions
Successful candidates are required to attend a 2-day orientation programme in London before departure for the United States, the aim of which is to introduce them to aspects of the social, political, economic and cultural issues of their host country. It is also an opportunity to meet the other ftc London scholars in their award year.

ftc London scholars are required to submit reports at specified times during or immediately after their stay in the United States.

All ftc London scholars travel to the United States on a J1 visa which requires them, on completion of their study programme, to return to their home country for a cumulative total of two years before they become eligible for a temporary worker's visa or for permanent residence in the United States. Tourist travel during this time is not affected.

ftc London scholars staying for a full academic year in the United States may travel outside the US for a maximum of 3 weeks. Travel beyond this limit – unless required by their academic course – may affect the amount of their grant.

Candidates will be considered without respect to race, colour, religion, national origin or gender.

Application Deadlines:

ftc London Traditional Postgraduate Awards: Friday 27th October 2006

2006 ftc London Alistair Cooke Award in Journalism: 3rd November 2006

ftc London British Friends of HBS MBA Award: 5th April 2007

Fullbright MBA Award: 5th April 2007








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