Essay Application

What were the three top challenges preparing for or during your time abroad and how did you/do you plan to overcome them?

Your answer should be no more than 500 words.

We just need some supporting details to process your application. Please answer all questions.

Your Details

University Details

Incoming Students: You are an incoming student if you are currently registered at an overseas institution and plan to come to the UK for your period of study abroad.

Outgoing Students: You are an outgoing student if you are currently registered at a UK institution and will leave the UK for your period of study abroad.

Please confirm the name of the BUTEX institution to which you are affiliated. You may be affiliated to this institution as an incoming or outgoing student.

Placement Duration

Your study abroad placement will need to have been formally confirmed at the time of scholarship award but need not be confirmed when you apply for the scholarship. If you don’t know exact dates please provide your best estimate.

How to Apply

Your written application should be no longer than 500 words.

You can send your blog or essay to us via our online application form.

If you are not abroad already, you can focus on challenges that you have or might encounter whilst preparing for your time abroad or you think you might encounter whilst you are abroad

If you are already abroad, you can focus on your preparation before departure or on challenges you have already met whilst abroad

Remember that BUTEX will want to be able to use your submissions to help our members continuously improve the advice & support we give to students, so keep that in mind when you are considering what to discuss

A total maximum of 100 points will be awarded as described below in the marking criteria.

Max Available

Identifying the top 3 challenges
10 points per challenge

30

Explaining how you overcame/plan to overcome each challenge
10 points per explanation

30

Ensuring your submission is engaging *
Up to 15 points

15

Originality *
Up to 15 points

15

Highlighting useful resources (e.g. websites)
1 point per resource

5

Sticking to the word/length/size limit
5 points

5

* Ensuring your submission is engaging

  • Not engaging at all = 0 points
  • A little engaging = 5 points
  • Quite engaging = 10 points
  • Extremely engaging = 15 points

* Originality

  • Not original = 0
  • Somewhat original = 5
  • Quite original = 10
  • Innovative= 15

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info@butex.ac.uk