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 from income from a professionally-managed investment portfolio.  


The recruitment process for the A.S.Hornby Educational Trust scholarships for study in the UK between October 2019 and September 2020 is now open via the British Council's Teaching English website.    


The deadline for receipt of applications is 12.00 midday UK time on Monday 10 December.






































About the Hornby Trust

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

We work in the following  areas, usually in partnership with the British Council:


Scholarships – We fund experienced ELT professionals including  teachers, teacher-trainers, inspectors and materials writers  to study for a Master's degree in TESOL, so that they can use this knowledge to enhance English teaching in their home countries. Our scholars come from many countries, including those in Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.


Schools and workshops – 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.


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