Frequently asked questions

 

WHEN SHOULD I APPLY?

Applicants must apply at least four weeks before travelling.  Deadline dates for applications are 30 April and 31 October.  Late applications will not be considered.

 

WHEN CAN I EXPECT A DECISION?
Applications are considered in June and November, final decisions being made by the end of each month.

 

WILL I RECEIVE A TRAVEL ALLOWANCE?
Travel allowances are at the discretion of the Committee and would be considered as part of the application process.

 

CAN I APPLY WHILST LIVING ABROAD?
Yes, but only if you plan to travel to a different Country to learn another language.

 

CAN I RETURN TO THE UNITED KINGDOM DURING MY SCHOLARSHIP?
The Trust Terms & Conditions state that all scholars must stay abroad for the full term of the agreed scholarship.  Special consent of the Committee must be sought if a scholar wishes to return to the United Kingdom or reduce the length of the Scholarship term.

 

MUST I TO TRAVEL ABROAD TO RECEIVE A BURSARY?
Yes.  The purpose of a Scholarship is to enable the applicant to perfect a better knowledge of a foreign language with the object of assisting him/her to promote British trade and/or services abroad

 

HOW LONG DOES A SCHOLARSHIP LAST?
The period of the scholarship can be anything between three months to a full academic year.

 

DO I NEED HEALTH INSURANCE?
Yes.  The applicant is required to make his/her own arrangements for insurance.

 

WHAT IS THE WEBSITE ADDRESS?
The website address is www.johnspeaktrust.co.uk

 

HOW DO I ACCESS THE WEBSITE?
Website guidelines, username and password will be provided once your scholarship has been approved.

 

HOW OLD MUST I BE TO APPLY?
Scholarships are not usually granted to persons under eighteen years of age at the time of their expected departure date.

 

CAN I STILL APPLY IF I HAVE SECURED A JOB ABROAD?
Yes but only if the job offers a low salary.  You must declare on your application the company name of your employers abroad and details of your monthly salary. This information will be taken into account when considering your application.

 

Further information about the Trust can be found here but if you have a different question or query, please contact us.  We will endeavour to answer your query/question as quickly as possible
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