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Hansard Society Research Scholars Programme

Deadline: 09.11.2007.

Scholarship administrator: British Council
Level: short course
Field of study: Social Sciences
Place of study: United Kingdom



We are currently inviting applications for the Hansard Society Research Scholars programme for three-month courses starting in spring, summer and autumn 2008.

We would invite applications from the fields of International Relations and EU studies, Journalism, Law, Economics and Human Rights. 

The Hansard Society is an independent, non-partisan educational charity, which exists to promote effective parliamentary democracy.

The Hansard Society Research Scholars Programme offers an outstanding opportunity for international students to gain academic and practical knowledge of the British political system and current debates in UK public policy.

As a Hansard Scholar, you will be part of an organisation with an unparalleled reputation in the political world, developed over the last 60 years. You will attend courses in British Politics and UK Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science – one of the foremost universities in the world. You will also have lectures with politicians and other senior figures from a variety of organisations on the cutting edge of the UK public policy agenda, and take an intensive internship placement at a variety of the foremost political organisations in the UK including interest groups, campaign organisations, research institutions, lobbying companies, and the UK Parliament itself.

For more details about the course, please visit this page.

What is covered by the scholarship:
The scholarships cover all university and college fees, travel to and from the UK, accommodation and basic living expenses for a single person.


  • completed application form
  • CV
  • short personal statement outlining interests
    internship preferences and what you hope to gain from the programme
  • two letters of reference– at least one academic
  • a copy of your diploma and a transcript of grades
  • sample of written academic work

Application details:
Please use the application form available below and send it, together with other necessary documents, in two copies to:

British Council
Ilica 12/I
10001 Zagreb

Application deadline: 9 November 2007.

Please do not send your application form and documents direct to Hansard.



Application Form (73 kb)




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