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Hong Kong Scholarship on the Clore Leadership Programme 2011/12: Arts

The Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) is partnering with the UK Clore Leadership Programme (CLP) to launch the “Hong Kong Scholarship on the Clore Leadership Programme”. The Scholarship is funded by the Home Affairs Bureau with the aim to nurture creative talents in Hong Kong. The HKADC is inviting application from local arts practitioners for the 2011/12 Scholarship.

The Scholarship is open to outstanding and talented local candidates with leadership potential. The successful Scholar(s) will engage with Fellows of the CLP in a 6-month full-time programme of intensive leadership training and secondment in the UK from September 2011 to July 2012. The total value of the Scholarship is £20,000 per award of which a bursary of up to £14,000 will be provided to cover the cost of tuition and conference fees, accommodation and subsistence allowance, and two return airfares. The CLP will also provide at no cost to the Scholar accommodation, tuition and meals at two fortnight long residential courses of the programme and access to a mentor who will be a senior figure in the cultural field in the UK.

Applicants must have at least 5 years of paid work experience in the arts and cultural sector and demonstrate a strong commitment to the sector. Most Fellows and Scholars on the programme will have an average of 10 years experience. Save for exceptional circumstances, successful applicant(s) will be required to work in the arts and cultural sector for at least two years after completion of the programme

Applicants must be a permanent resident of Hong Kong at the time of applying for the programme and will return to Hong Kong at the end of the programme

Applicants must have an excellent command of spoken and written English

Applicants will be required to devote full-time to complete the programme during the periods they are in the UK

If the applicant is presently employed in the local arts and cultural industries and intends to remain in employment with the current employer during the study period, a supporting letter from the employer indicating the approval of the applicant to participate in the programme if selected is required

Applicants must fulfill any other language, health and immigration requirements applicable for study in the UK. The successful applicant(s) must be responsible for his/her own insurance, visas and tax

Scholarship Application Deadline:by 6:30pm, 18th March 2011 (Friday)

Further Scholarship Information and Application

United word Colleges- Nigerian National Committee ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Nigerian National Committee for the United World Colleges (UWC) invites applications from suitably qualified Nigerian candidates for a limited number of scholarship Awards to some United world Colleges. The Colleges prepare students for a two year International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Certificate (an

Equivalent of ‘A’ levels). Parents/Guardians may be required to foot the bill of their wards’ flight ticket, pocket money, health, insurance, clothing, etc, cost where applicable. Candidates must be between the ages of 16 and 17 years. However, those aged 18 and 19 years are eligible for the simon Bolivar UWC in Venezuela, which is essentially an agriculture institution.

The United World Colleges Movement is a non-profit making organization with international Headquarters in London, Currently, there are thirteen Colleges located in various countries, namely United Kingdom, Singapore, Canada, Swaziland, USA, Italy, Venezuela, Hong Kong, Norway, India, Costa Rica, Bosnia Herzegovina and Netherlands. The Nigerian National Committee was formed in 1982. Currently, Mr. Hakeem Belo-Osagie (an alumnus of UWC) is the Chairman of the Committee while Mr. Akintola Williams (CBE, OFR) is the National Patron.

To be eligible to apply, candidates must have demonstrated outstanding academic ability and must have obtained the Senior School Certificate SSC/GCE ‘O’levels or their recognized equivalent. Exceptional students in SS3 may also apply with their two years continuous assessment.

How to Apply:

Application forms can be obtained on the payment of N5, 000.00 (Five thousand Naira). Bank Draft drawn in any of the Nigerian banks and in favour of the ‘Nigerian National Committee for United World Colleges”

The following places shall serve as purchasing submission centres:

Nigerian National Committee for UWC Secretariat

13th Floor, St. Nicholas House, Catholic Mission Street, Lagos, Nigeria.

Tel: +234.1.2715003, 08182386362 & 0802.8323181

Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre,

Plot 150, Oke Agbe Close, Off Ladoke Akintola Boulevard,

Near Central Bank of Nigeria, Garki, Abuja.

Tel: 08033500289

Forms can be downloaded from our website on http/www.ng.uwc.org but must be submitted in any of the above listed centres with the prescribed fees within the application period.

The last date for the sale and submission of application forms is February 28, 2011.


Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a rigorous Selection Exercise at the Sea school, Apapa, Lagos holding from Friday April 8 – Sunday April 10, 2011. Candidates are therefore advised to consult the list of short-listed candidates at any of the Centres shown above from March 25 – April 7, 2011. Letters of invitation to the Selection Exercise will also be delivered to short-listed candidate at the centres already noted. Candidates invited for interviews would pay N5,000.00 interview fee (to defray the cost of feeding, lodging, lodging etc).

The Selection Exercise will consist of an oral interview and various tests, including written, Solo initiative and physical Endurance tests, etc. the result will be communicated to successful candidates only. The Nigerian National committee will not enter into any correspondence with candidates not selected.


Limited spaces are available for paying offers into United world Colleges of the Atlantic, Wales, United Kingdom, Costa Rica. For more details, contact United World Colleges-Nigerian National Committee Secretariat.