350+ English teaching scholarships since 1970


The A S Hornby Educational Trust is dedicated to the teaching of English as a foreign language.


Our activities include providing scholarships in the UK for people from developing and transitional countries, funding schools and workshops around the world, and maintaining an alumni network.





The Trust was created in 1961 by A S Hornby, an English-language specialist best known for producing the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, published by Oxford University Press. To this day we are funded by royalties from the book and from related products, as well as having a professionally-managed investment portfolio.


































About the Hornby Trust

Celebrating the Trust's 50th anniversary, December 2011 , British Council, London

We work in five main areas:


Scholarships – Through the British Council, we provide funding for senior teachers, teacher-trainers, inspectors and materials writers around the world to spend a year in the UK studying and teaching English, so that they can use this knowledge to enhance English teaching in their home countries. Our scholars are from regions such as Central Asia, East and South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.


Schools and workshops – In partnership with the British Council, we bring together teachers from neighbouring countries to participate in residential training events around the world.


 Supporting aid organisations – We support the English-language teaching components of overseas education projects run by organisations such as VSO.


 Alumni network – Our network allows Hornby scholars to exchange stories and advice, and build their professional and personal relationships.


*Please note that we do not accept funding requests.

All beneficiaries are recommended by our associates. If you are looking for scholarship funding, please contact the British Council*