Polylang Plus Scholarship Scheme
Having language skills and overseas experience gives you the competitive edge in the job market against graduates who don’t.
The University is offering students the opportunity to develop language skills and obtain overseas experience by funding 100 students on the pilot Polylang Plus Scholarship Scheme.
Open to current Level 4 students, the scheme funds a 2 semester long language module (to be taken in addition to your 120 credits) and a two or three week group placement overseas to which you will be required to contribute 20% of the cost. You can either study a new language from scratch or upskill an existing language.
Why choose Polylang Plus?
To improve your employability by developing effective communication skills in a professional and personal context. The programme has recently been updated to incorporate the latest trends in teaching and learning methods and to give it a stronger focus on employability and graduate skills and competencies.
What languages can I choose?
The languages on offer and the locations of the group placements are listed below along with the approximate contribution required by students towards flights, accommodation and the overseas language course:
|Language||Location of Overseas Language Course||Total Student Contribution to flights, accommodation and overseas Language Course|
3 weeks – £260
2 weeks – £340
2 weeks – £190
2 weeks – £240
2 weeks – £230
3 weeks – £360
2 weeks – £150
2 weeks – £190
How to apply
This scheme is open to all Level 4 students however, in the event of there being a large number of applications, priority will be given to students who have limited overseas experience. We are looking for applicants who will be good ambassadors for the University, are motivated language learners and are interested in other cultures.
To take part in the scheme you must:
- Complete and submit the online application form by 23 June 2017.
- Successful applicants will be interviewed in May and June 2017 by the Polylang Plus team to ascertain any existing language skills.
- Polylang Plus students will start language training in September 2017. There will be assessments at the end of Semesters 1 and 2 with exams in the summer. During the academic year 2017/18, students will confirm details of their group overseas placement with the Outward Mobility Team. You can contact the team at [email protected].
- Summer 2018 – Polylang Plus participants will complete pre-departure sessions with the Outward Mobility team and then complete overseas language courses placement (2 or 3 weeks).
In the event of exceptional circumstances with a student no longer be able to complete the overseas placement, you will be required to submit Mitigating Circumstances for consideration by the Faculty’s MC Committee.
Reasonable adjustments will be made for students with disabilities.