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Commonwealth Scholarships 2014 by British Council Scotland

Application Deadline: 21 Mar 2014

The British Council Scotland Commonwealth Scholarships are supported by the generosity of British Council Scotland to celebrate the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland. They are intended to support gifted literature and creative writing students from Commonwealth countries who would otherwise be unable to attend the summer school. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

The Scottish Universities’ International Summer School was founded as a non-profit organisation by Professor David Daiches in 1947. In the spirit of the Edinburgh International Festival, SUISS brings together students and academics who, irrespective of their national, religious, cultural or gender differences, share a love of literature.

Two 2-week Literature scholarships and one 4-week Creative Writing scholarship will be awarded.  This will cover the summer school’s course and accommodation fees, which includes the cost of all tuition, accommodation, most meals, a social and cultural programme and full use of the facilities of Edinburgh University’s library. Please note the scholarship does not cover travel expenses or spending money.
Applications for this scholarship are now invited from undergraduate or postgraduate students in British and/or Irish Literature and Creative Writing. The application deadline is Friday, 21st March 2014.
Applicants should indicate on page 4 of the application form if they would like to be considered for the British Council Scotland Commonwealth Scholarship, and include a letter with further details regarding their financial situation, giving the reasons why SUISS should consider them for this scholarship. We require that one of your referees support your scholarship application in their letter of reference.
If unsuccessful, applicants can be considered for a SUISS scholarship. (Please indicate on page 4 of the application form if you would like this to be the case.) Please note that SUISS scholarships only cover part of the course fee.
Further information can be found on the SUISS website, which also contains the facility to download our application forms, and the SUISS brochure.
The Administrator
Scottish Universities’ International Summer School
21 Buccleuch Place
EDINBURGH, EH8 9LN, Scotland (UK)
Telephone:  00 44 131 650 4369
Further Details:
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