Phase 1 of the competition for an international scholarship takes place in Oman. If you are offered and accept a seat in the Enrichment Programme, you will start with a 3-4 week Summer Residential Programme (SRP). This will be a great opportunity for you to develop your 21st century skills and prepare to be a successful student and future employee. After you have completed the SRP, you will continue to submit assignments as part of the Enrichment Programme (approximately 2 assignments per month for 4 months). In February of your year of selection, you will be attending 2-3 days of workshops after which you would have completed the Enrichment Programme. If you are among the top performing students, you will be invited to a personal interview, as the final element in competing for the international scholarship. Your performance in the Enrichment Programme will decide whether you qualify to be offered an international scholarship or not. If you do not qualify for an international scholarship, you may apply for a national scholarship, if available.
The international scholarship supports attendance at an international boarding school for two years. This will prepare you for the rigour of applying to and attending leading universities. By the end of year 2 at the boarding school, you must have an offer of admission to university.
Throughout the six-year international scholarship, you will receive extensive support at multiple levels. The Programme will be closely monitoring your academic and personal development, in addition to the support you will receive from the boarding school and university. You will receive a monthly allowance and other annual allowances to cover your tuition, travel, clothing, accommodation, health care, and other expenses.
Online applications will be open around March 2019. You will have to submit a complete application via the online application platform to be considered for a scholarship. Subsequently, you will be evaluated using tests to assess your English language proficiency and preparation for learning at a tertiary level. There will be a written element in the selection process in addition to an interview. All assessments will be in English. This process leads to identifying students who will receive the national scholarships or join the enrichment programme in competition for the international scholarships.
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