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Education and Training Awards
 
 
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  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.

Client-Funded Training

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:

  • identifies the right institutions and the right courses
  • arranges placement and makes payments on behalf of the funding agency
  • monitors the award holder's progress, pays stipends and provides welfare support from arrival to departure from Britain
  • reports all relevant information back to the sponsor and employer.
Chevening awards

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
Adwa Avenue, Artistic Building
PO Box 1043
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia
Telephone 251-1-55 00 22
Fax 251-1-55 25 44
Email Girma.W.Tsadik@bc-addis.bcouncil.org

Higher Education Links

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.

Higher education links in EthiopiaBegin dateEnd date
Addis Ababa University, Institute of Language Studies / Lancaster University - English language teaching link1999 to 20002001 to 2002
Ethiopian Civil Service College / University of Lancashire, Management link1999 to 20002001 to 2002
Awassa College of Teacher Education / Leeds University
- primary teacher education
2000 to 20012002 to 2003
Addis Ababa University / University of East Anglia - univeristy administration link1999 to 20002001 to 2002
Jimma University of Agriculture / Aberdeen University
- Agriculture link
2000 to 20012002 to 2003
Addis Ababa University, School of Pharmacy / Kings College, London - Traditional Medicine link2000 to 20012002 to 2003
Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Education / University of East Anglia, School of Education - education link2000 to 20012002 to 2003
Bahir Dar University / Huddersfield Strathclyde University
- technical education link
2000 to 20012002 to 2003
Mekele University / University of Wales, Arid Zone Studies link2000 to 20012002 to 2003
Addis Ababa University / Lancaster University - international relations and governance link2000 to 20012002 to 2003
Nazareth College of Technical Teacher Training / Univeristy of Huddersfield - technical vocational training link2001 to 20022003 to 2004
Addis Ababa University / University of Huddersfield / Staffordshire University - poverty alleviation and environmental sustainability link 2001 to 20022003 to 2004
Jimma Teachers College / Univeristy of East Anglia - technical education link2001 to 20022003 to 2004
Addis Ababa University / University of East Anglia - library and information link1999 to 20002001 to 2002
Gondar College of Medical Sciences / Leicester University
- health service research studies link *
2001 to 20022003 to 2004
Jimma University of Agriculture / University of Huddersfield
- community health link *
2001 to 20022003 to 2004
Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute (EHNRI) / Univeristy of Warwick / Central Paslov Heatlh Laboratory, London - Surveillance and cpntrol of endemic diseases link *2001 to 20022003 to 2004

*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
Adwa Avenue, Artistic Building
PO Box 1043
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia
Telephone 251-1-55 00 22
Fax 251-1-55 25 44
E-mail Amsalu.Abebe@bc-addis.bcouncil.org

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