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17sep(sep 17)9:00 am21(sep 21)6:00 pmFeaturedRegistration Week - Fall Term 2

Urban Arabic Scholarship 2019

Applications for the Saifi Summer Scholarship have now closed. We are no longer accepting new applications. Applications sent after 5pm (GMT+ 2) on 31 March 2018 will not be processed.

 

Thank you for your interest in Saifi Institute. Please note we offer classes all year round in Urban Arabic and Formal Arabic. Please see further details on this website.

Saifi Institute Urban Arabic scholarships

Saifi Institute scholarships have been designed to promote deeper intercultural awareness and understanding between foreign students and the people of the Arab world.  They offer dedicated students of Arabic the opportunity to learn the vernacular Arabic of the Levant in situ.  By studying in Lebanon, students can immerse themselves in the language and culture of an Arab country and speak Urban Arabic on a daily basis.

 

Saifi Institute Urban Arabic curriculum teaches the Arabic mother tongue used in the streets, homes, and businesses of Levantine cities. Saifi’s method is highly effective because we teach Urban Arabic like a recognized, official language using the Arabic script. We take a structured approach to teaching grammar, reading and writing which ensures students can translate and write progressively advanced texts as they learn to speak.   The language we teach enables students to communicate in Lebanon, and in many of the surrounding countries (Jordan, Syria, and Palestine).

Eligibility: all scholarships

To be eligible for any of the scholarships you must not:

  • Be under 20 years old when the scholarship commences.
  • Be a current or former Saifi Institute student.
  • Have reached upper intermediate or advanced levels in Levantine Arabic or another regional dialect.

Please note: If you are currently living in Lebanon you may only apply for a half scholarship.

 

Preferred candidates will have:

  • A demonstrated interest in and commitment to learning Arabic.
  • Little or no experience of learning a regional dialect.
  • An academic or vocational focus in the Middle East: language, society, culture, history, politics, aid and development.
  • Financial need.

Saifi Institute Full Scholarship

  1. Apply online or fill in the application and email it to:  apply@saifiarabic.com
  2. The deadline for submission of the application is 31 March 2019.
  3. Finalists will be contacted on or before 15 April 2019 by email for an interview, and the four scholarship winners will be notified by 18 April 2019.
  4. Winners must formally accept their scholarship by 10 May 2019.
  5. Award winners who do not formally accept their scholarship by 10 May 2019 will lose the award and it will be reassigned to another applicant.
  6. The student must provide a copy of their passport, and sign and agree to all the terms and conditions of the scholarship before formally being awarded their scholarship.
  7. The decision of the selection panel is final.  Saifi Institute will not respond to correspondence from unsuccessful applicants requesting further information about their application.
  8. The panel reserves the right to revoke a scholarship if the award winner is found to have provided false information in their application, or in correspondence with Saifi Institute.

Saifi Institute Full Scholarship

This scholarship includes:

  • A free five-week course in Urban Arabic consisting of 75 classroom hours.
  • Free conversation classes consisting of 30 classroom hours.
  • All necessary textbooks.
  • Free participation in extracurricular Saifi Institute events.
  • Free accommodation for the scholarship period: a private room at Saifi Urban Gardens Hostel (wi-fi internet, A/C and private bath).
  • Free daily breakfast.
  • Free airport transfer to and from the airport (terms and conditions apply).
  • Certificate of completion for the course (this is dependent on the student passing the final exam).

The full scholarship is not available to people currently living in Lebanon.

Full scholarship: terms and conditions

  1. This scholarship is only open to applicants living outside Lebanon.
  2. No cash will be offered in lieu of any part of the award. Classes, room, and breakfast will be provided free of charge.
  3. The scholarship period begins on 24 June (day one of Summer Term 2) and ends the day the term ends (24 June – 26 July).
  4. Award winners must fulfil the following obligations:
    1. Produce a VLOG (video blog) on their time studying at Saifi. This needs to capture: how their Arabic has improved, what they saw in Beirut, the people in the street they talked to, and how the experience changed their perspective on learning Arabic and Arabic culture.  This VLOG will be posted on the Saifi Institute YouTube website.
    2. Give their permission to Saifi Institute to publish their name, picture, and nationality in any announcements relating to the 2019 Urban Arabic Full Scholarship.
    3. Provide evidence of health insurance throughout the duration of the scholarship.
    4. Be responsible for all their travel arrangements to and from Lebanon.
    5. Be responsible for all living costs including accommodation and airport transfers outside the scholarship period.
    6. Be responsible for obtaining their own Lebanese visa. Visa information is available on the Lebanese General Security website.
    7. Arrive in Beirut at least one day before the beginning of term.
    8. Provide Saifi Institute with their travel itinerary one week prior to arrival for the airport transfer.
    9. Leave their room at Saifi Urban Gardens in a respectable state when they leave. NOTE: Saifi Institute and Saifi Urban Gardens are not responsible for the losses of any students whilst staying at the hotel.
  5. In addition to the scholarship benefits listed above, Saifi Institute agrees to provide:
    1. The costs of accommodation up to two nights prior to the beginning of the scholarship period and one night after the end of the scholarship period (24 June – 26 July).
    2. Free Airport transfers to Saifi Urban Gardens Hostel up to two days prior to the beginning of the scholarship period and one day after the scholarship period ends. Students extending their stay either on arrival or departure are not eligible for a free airport transfer.
    3. A free language evaluation with each student (excluding complete beginners). We reserve the right to determine the course level appropriate for each student.

Saifi Institute Half Scholarship

This scholarship includes:

  • A free five-week course in Urban Arabic consisting of 75 classroom hours.
  • Free conversation classes consisting of 30 classroom hours.
  • All necessary textbooks.
  • Free participation in extracurricular Saifi Institute events.
  • Certificate of completion for the course (this is dependent on the student passing the final exam).

This scholarship is available to people living in Lebanon and outside of Lebanon. 

Half Scholarship: Terms and Conditions

  1. This scholarship is open to applicants living in Lebanon or outside Lebanon.
  2. No cash will be offered in lieu of any part of the award. Classes will be provided free of charge.
  3. The scholarship period begins the day the term begins and ends the day it ends (24 June – 26 July).
  4. Award winners must fulfil the following obligations:
    1. Produce an essay commensurate with their level at the end of term on a topic agreed with the Academic Director. This essay needs to be completed before the scholarship period ends.
    2. Give their permission to Saifi Institute to publish their name, picture, and nationality in any announcements relating to the 2019 Urban Arabic Full Scholarship.
    3. Provide evidence of health insurance throughout the duration of the scholarship.
    4. Be responsible for all their travel arrangements to and from Lebanon and within Lebanon.
    5. Be responsible for all living costs.
    6. Be responsible for obtaining their own Lebanese visa. Visa information is available on the Lebanese General Security website.
    7. Be in Beirut on the day the term starts.
  5. In addition to the scholarship benefits listed above, Saifi Institute agrees to provide:
    1. A free language evaluation with each student (excluding complete beginners). We reserve the right to determine the course level appropriate for each student.

Further questions regarding the 2019 Urban Arabic Scholarship can be directed to: apply@saifiarabic.com.

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