A.S Hornby Educational Trust scholarships

The A.S.Hornby Educational Trust scholarships are awarded every year to English language teachers from round the world to study for Masters in TESOL in the UK.

This is to announce the opening of the recruitment process for the A.S.Hornby Educational Trust scholarships for study in the UK between October 2020 and September 2021.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 12.00 midday UK time on Saturday 30 November 2019.

The A.S.Hornby Educational Trust scholarships are awarded every year to English language teachers from outside the UK to study for Masters in TESOL at the University of Warwick. The Trust was set up by A.S.Hornby in 1961 to support English language teaching worldwide. A.S.Hornby had a distinguished career in English language teaching and developed the Oxford Advanced Learners’ Dictionary, now in its 8th edition. The Trust is a registered charity in the UK.

The scholarships fund study on the one-year Masters in TESOL at the University of Warwick. The scholarships cover all the costs in the UK including a monthly stipend to cover accommodation and living expenses, tuition fees, and return air tickets, visa and approved language test costs.

Eligible applicants for the scholarship award must have at least three years’ full-time English language teaching experience and a full university degree. Applicants also require the level of English proficiency stipulated by the university. This is assessed according to IELTS, TOEFL, or PTE. Scholars require an overall score of 6.5 in IELTS, with no less than 6.0 in any of the categories, and 6.5 for writing, In TOEFL an overall score of 92 and 24 for writing. In PTE overall 62 and writing 62 is required.

The Hornby Scholarships are intended to support experienced English language teachers who have the potential to make a significant future contribution to English language teaching and teachers in their countries. We welcome applications only from countries listed on the DAC list.

Applicants who are long-listed on the basis of their application will be invited to interview in their local British Council office. The interviews will take place in the week of 9 – 13 December 2019. If successful at interview, applicants will then be shortlisted, with the final selection being made by a panel of Hornby Trust trustees and British Council staff. If provisionally selected for a scholarship, applicants will then need to apply for a place on the MA course at Warwick University and demonstrate that they have the level of English proficiency * required by the university. The award of an A S Hornby Educational Trust scholarship can only be confirmed once the applicant has been accepted on the course by the university.

*See guidance below on English language requirements.

English language Requirements

Three language tests are accepted. The minimum test scores required in each of the three tests is as follows:


Overall 6.5

Writing 6.5

Reading, Listening & Speaking 6.0


Overall 92

Listening 21

Reading 22

Writing 24

Speaking 23


Overall 62

Writing 62

None below 51

If you are interested in applying for a Hornby scholarship, please download the PDF document at the bottom of this page 'Hornby Scholarship Applicant Information', which also contains the link to the application form.  

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