2012 Samsung / Royal British Legion / British Korean Veterans Association Scholarship

For those finishing University, who would like to continue studying, we are offering a unique opportunity for post-graduates to study in the Republic of Korea. Applications are now open for the 2012 Samsung / Royal British Legion / British Korean Veterans Association Scholarship. This innovative Scheme offers an opportunity for a Graduate from any discipline to live and study in Korea for up to two years.

The Scholarship was established in memory of those who gave their lives during the Korean War (1950-53) and it is hoped that it will help to strengthen relationships between Britain and the Republic of Korea (South Korea). Administered by The Royal British Legion, the Scheme has been running since 1995, during which time students from all walks of life have taken part.

The Scholarship is a fixed sum and can be used to cover: an intensive Korean language course in the UK before departure, an open return flight to South Korea in 2011 at the start of a post-graduate course of the winner's choice, university course fees, contribution to accommodation costs and one further return flight to the UK during the study period.

Post-graduate courses are conducted in the English Language. Previous winners have taken first degrees as diverse as Chinese, Japanese, Politics, Economics and Law in British universities, before choosing post-graduate courses to study in Korea.

Eligibility Criteria for Applicants

• Applicants must have UK nationality
• Applicants should usually be aged between 21 and 30 on 1 March in the year they take up their award.
• Applicants must be holders of recognised UK degrees or in the process of
• The Scholarship is open to members of the public, with a preference for applications from those with a family connection with the Armed Forces and in particular descendants of those members of HM Forces who hold, or are entitled to hold, the UK and/or the United Nations Korean Campaign Medals.

The scholarship is open to anyone with a family connection to the Armed Forces - a parent, or a grandparent, for example (for more details, read the Terms and Conditions).

Download an application form or contact Lynne Callegari (details below). Applications should be submitted by 30 June 2011.

Scholarship Funding

The Scholarship amount is fixed, up to £15k per year. The aim is to support flight costs, tuition fees, food, accommodation, travel and medical insurance, as well as the cost of an intensive language programme in the UK prior to travel. Any additional expenditure is the responsibility of the student.

Administration of Tuition Fees, Stipend

The Scholarship Fund and The Royal British Legion have a working agreement with the British Council in Seoul to assist with the administration of the payment of tuition fees and monthly stipends on behalf of the Fund. Tuition fees are transferred on a regular basis via the TRBL Trusts Account Manager to the British Council, who then pays the tuition fees direct to the university and allocates stipends to the scholar. The British Council’s role is purely administrative and is not required to assist with personal matters on behalf of the scholars.

The British Council will provide a breakdown of expenditure annually, or upon request
where needed.

The contact at the British Council is:

Ms Inyoung Bahng.
4F Hungkuk Life Insurance Building
226 Shinmunno 1-ga Jongno-gu Seoul 110-786, KOREA


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