Apply for the Autumn 2013 Hansard Scholars Programmes!
If you are interested in taking part in a unique programme, studying and experiencing British politics from the inside, you can now apply for the:
(N.B. The postgraduate Hansard Research Scholars Programme takes place during the autumn term only
The Hansard Scholars Programmes offer an outstanding opportunity for undergraduates, postgraduates and professionals to gain invaluable experience at the heart of the British political system.
As you will no doubt be aware, the Hansard Scholars Programme offers international students unique and prestigious opportunities. Not only will you be undertaking an internship placement right at the heart of British politics, but your courses and research will provide you with invaluable knowledge and understanding of the world in which you will find yourself immersed.
Throughout the Programme, you will also hear up-to-the-minute presentations from eminent figures within the British political system – from former Cabinet Ministers to prominent political journalists and academics. In addition, political study visits to Edinburgh and Oxford will give you a wider view of political culture beyond Westminster and London.
Study abroad is without doubt an experience that will broaden your outlook as well as your horizons. The Hansard Scholars Programme will provide you with a challenging, rewarding, and memorable semester, in addition to the unrivalled cultural experience of living and working in a foreign country.
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The Hansard Scholars Programme is a highly competitive programme for undergraduates, postgraduates and professionals. Each semester we are forced to decline a number of very good candidates and it is therefore crucial that you provide us with as much positive information about your interests and experience as possible to support your application.
Click here for further details (incl. application form) about the undergraduate Hansard Scholars Programme
Click here for further details (incl. application form) about the Hansard Research Scholars Programme
The following pieces of documentation should be submitted in English:
- Application form - download here: Undergraduates / Researchers
- A short personal statement outlining reasons for applying
- A CV / Résumé. This must also be submitted by e-mail
- A sample of written academic work (approx. 2,000 words)
- Two letters of recommendation (at least one academic)*
- Copy of your university transcript**
- Applicants from non-English speaking countries must provide the results of a TOEFL test (or equivalent)
* Letters of recommendation sent via email must come directly from the email address of your referee.
** An official hard copy of your university transcript must be sent via post to the above address.
All applications should be sent to:
Hansard Scholars Programme
5th Floor, 9 King Street
Or emailed to:
We look forward to hearing from you!
If you have any questions about the Hansard Scholars Programme, please email
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