The Mansion House Scholars scheme UK for Nigerians – British Council

Are you a student or young business executive with a passion for financial services? Do you want to travel to the United Kingdom to study, train or gain work experience in the Financial Services Sector? Then the Mansion House Scholarship could help you.

WHAT IS THE MANSION HOUSE SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME?

WHO CAN APPLY?

Scholars are selected from the countries which the Lord Mayor visits during his year in office and are offered to those who have been accepted to study at a British university or to attend a short attachment or business training course in the City of London.
Applicants must be graduates with at least a Bachelor’s degree from a reputable local University, or better, and they must want to study or take a training course in a topic related to financial services.
Applicants should ideally be under 35, but scholarships have been awarded in the past to more senior figures.
If you are planning to attend a British University, you must study at Masters level or equivalent and must have secured your own offer of admission. Similarly, the finding of vacancies for courses or business training attachments in the City is your responsibility.
Criteria for Nigerian applicants
A first degree from an accredited Nigerian University
A minimum of a second class upper degree
A minimum of 3 years work experience in the relevant field (i.e. Financial services sector)
Good English language skills
A Nigerian citizen resident in Nigeria

 

WHEN TO APPLY ?
Applications are only open at certain times of the year and differ per country. Contact your local British Council office for more information.
WHICH COUNTRIES ARE OPEN?
Awards are made at the personal recommendation of the Lord Mayor and generally limited to countries which he is visiting in any one year.

Nigeria is currently the only country open for applications.

HOW TO APPLY?
Download and complete the application form.
Submit it to the British Council office in your country.

 

Application procedure for Nigerian candidates
Submit a 500 word essay detailing why you would be the most ideal candidate for this award
Attach copies of your credentials (i.e. university certificates and evidence of work experience)
Send your essay, application form and credentials via email to eduk.enquiries@ng.britishcouncil.org
Please note that hard copy applications will not be accepted
Deadline for submission is the 12th of August 2011
NEED MORE ANSWERS?
If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact your nearest British Council office or look at theMansion House Scholarship website.
 
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