Call for Scholarships for an International Baccalaureate Diploma in Tbilisi, GeorgiaBachelor 07.03.2018
The New School, in Tbilisi, Georgia, is pleased to launch a Call for Scholarships for an International Baccalaureate Diploma open to all eligible students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine aged 16-17 years old.
The scholarship programme is supported by the European Union, in partnership with the International Baccalaureate (IB). The programme offers a unique opportunity to obtain an International Baccalaureate Diploma (http://www.ibo.org/programmes/diploma-programme) with a focus on European Studies.
The scholarship is intended to cover the full two-year cycle of the IB Diploma Programme, plus boarding costs, where relevant. Up to 30 scholarships will be awarded to students of the six eligible countries. The list of scholarship recipients for the academic year 2018-2019 will be announced in May 2018.
The selection process will ensure that all eligible applications will receive equal consideration and will be scrutinised using objective and transparent scoring methods. A qualified selection panel will oversee all stages of selection and make the final decision on finalists to be offered the scholarship. The Selection Panel will include members from the New School as well as external assessors recognised by the IB. The decisions by the Selection Panel will be final and without appeal.
The selection process consists of the following stages:
Submission of Applications - by 31 March 2018
Written tests in Maths and English – during April 2018
Interview – from 01 to 15 May 2018
Submission of Applications
The deadline for submitting applications is 31 March 2018, at 12:00 Georgia time (noon, UCT+4.00).
Candidates are requested to create an online applicant profile to submit their application.
Any application received after the indicated date or incomplete application will be disregarded. All applicants that apply within the deadline will receive an automatic notification of receipt.
The Selection panel will review only the applications received before the deadline.
The Selection Panel will shortlist candidates for testing and interviews. In April 2018, the shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation to the written exams in their country of residence, and to the interview.
Written tests in Mathematics and English
There will be two written tests: a maths test and an English language test. All tests will be conducted in English.
Minimum level of competence 35% (However, students achieving higher scores will have an adv ant age ov er s t udent s wi t h a l ower percentage during selection). Students achieving 60% or higher will be allowed to enrol for higher level courses in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. Maths test topics are as follows: Number, Set and Numbers, Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, Coordinate Geometry, Statistics and Probability (details are available upon request).
The test is composed of two sections. In the reading test section, students will be asked to read texts and answer given questions, thus demonstrating understanding of the texts.
In the written section, students will be asked to produce a text (150-250 words) about a real or imaginary event related to culture, health, leisure, science or technology.
To ensure accessibility and equal opportunity for all written tests, requested physical presence will be administered locally, in all six countries, by recognised partner organisations. Testing will be held in all six countries at the same time, during the month of April 2018.
Candidates will be notified of the exact date of the tests and of the location of the testing centres.
An interview with candidate students will be conducted after the written tests, to assess the following elements of a students' preparedness for the course:
• Openness to new learning experiences and cultures;
• Readiness for boarding life and living in a foreign country or far from home (as applicable);
• Curiosity and motivation;
• Study subjects of interest and courses the candidate would like to enrol in;
• Communication and oral skills, including but not limited to spoken English;
• Social competences and active involvement in after-school activities (sports, clubs, competitions, etc.).
Individual interviews with personnel from the New School and other assessors will be held by video link such as Skype and are scheduled to take place from 01 to 15 May 2018.
During the interviews, the Selection Panel will give high consideration to the motivation of students, their openness to other cultures and interest in European affairs.
Download full Call for Application in various languages:
+ 995 32 225 70 06 (landline)
+995 599 25 17 17 (cell phone)