|Education and Training Awards|
|The British Council receives many enquiries about scholarships/bursaries for training, study or academic exchange visits. The British Council does have limited provision for granting funds. This general note describes the current situation, which is in some ways significantly different from the position of a few years ago.|
|Awards for study and training in Britain|
A variable number of DFID-funded training awards are allocated each year to Ethiopia under the Technical Cooperation Training Programme; these are either related to DFID-funded projects or are in sectors such as good governance, police training, education and ELT, food security, health and other key areas of development. The British Council manages these awards but the selection of award holders is decided by DFID and the employer.
Short courses on a wide range of specialized subjects are available each year in Britain, and a printed schedule is published annually. The British Council may be able to fund a small number of people to attend these. All applications should be made through the employing institution.
Each year, over 20 students from Ethiopia get their training in British universities and colleges. Their sponsors are mainly government and international bodies such as UNDP, World Bank, European Commission, NORAD - DANIDA, etc. Under the Client-Funded Training Scheme the British Council:
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Britain annually provides Chevening Scholarships to Ethiopia for short and long term studies in Britain. These are generally awarded to present and future leaders, decision makers and opinion formers including particularly able students. Chevening Scholarships are awarded by the FCO and managed by the British Council.
For more information about CFT and chevening awards, please contact:
Manager, education and training services: Girma W/Tsadik
The British Council brings short-term specialists to undertake in-country training programs in areas of importance to Ethiopia and provides a number of travel grants from its own funds for specialists.
As part of the DFID funded academic link programme, professional exchange visits (about thirty in each direction) take place between British and Ethiopian higher education institutions. Currently there are sixteen academic links in the fields of teacher training, health, agriculture, technical training, English language teaching, university management and administration, library and information, geography for sustainable development and international relations and governance. Further links are under consideration in the fields of teacher training, governance, business management, law and human rights, earth sciences, refugee affairs and health education.
*These links are supported by the Higher Education Links steering committee and are in the process of final approval to start activity in 2001 to 2002.
Please see this month's link visit to both Ethiopia and/or the UK in our events page.
For more information about the higher education link programmes, please contact:
Head, Educational Links and Training: Amsalu Abebe
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