Scholarship opportunities for international students

19 February 2010

The Bell Educational Trust has announced the launch of the Frank Bell Scholarship for international students aged 12-17 seeking to build a successful career in the British education system. The  scholarship will enable students to attend Bell Bedgebury International School – a British boarding school in the UK for international students.

The scholarship is in memory of The Bell Educational Trust’s founder, Frank Bell. Following his experiences as a prisoner of war, where he set up and ran a secret university for his fellow prisoners, Frank Bell founded the Trust with a vision to promote international understanding through the power of education and language learning.

Eric Squires, Headmaster of Bell Bedgebury International school commented: "The Bell Educational Trust has a long tradition of supporting international students through scholarships and bursaries. This scholarship gives students from around the world an unrivalled opportunity to learn and grow in the British education system. And with its reputation for excellence in academic and English language teaching, Bell Bedgebury International School provides students with the best possible preparation for the next stage of their academic careers."

Bell Bedgebury International School has a track record of preparing international students for the next phase of their education with a third of students on the 2008/09 one-year intensive GCSE programme achieving A or A* grades and students from as far as Kazakhstan, Thailand, Japan and Sweden gaining passes at grade B or better in all their subjects.

The Bell Educational Trust is offering annual scholarships for Pre-GCSE, Pre-IB and GCSE programmes. In addition, scholarship applications from students aged 16-17 will be considered for the two year A-level course, which prepares international students for university entrance. Subject to good performance, this scholarship will be awarded for two years. Scholarships range in value from 10% to 75% of the fees and will be awarded to students who best demonstrate, through a personal statement, how a study experience at Bell Bedgebury International School will be valuable preparation for their continued education.

Deadline for applications is 16 April 2010. For further information visit


Media and press enquiries:

Natalie Dawe
Marketing Communications Manager
Bell International
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Cambridge, CB2 0QU

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Notes to Editors

About Bell

Bell is a leading educational charity and one of the largest British-owned providers of English language education services. Each year, Bell helps over 100,000 students, from more than 120 countries through one of its 37 worldwide teaching centres and e-channels, primarily to learn English and other languages. Bell operates 9 centres in the UK, including a boarding school for international students.

The organisation also provides teacher training, educational management, consultancy and project services to international organisations, universities and governments.

About Bell Bedgbury International School

Bell Bedgebury International School is tailored to the individual needs of international students. The school offers an outstanding academic, linguistic and cultural experience. Since 2007, students from over 40 nationalities have enjoyed an authentic British boarding school experience which includes a balanced timetable of language learning, subject tuition and sports & activities. Academic programmes include: Pre-GCSE, Pre-IB, GCSE, A-level, academic summer language and academic preparation programmes.

Applications via agents are welcome. Agents will earn commission on the fees that the student pays. A full information pack is available for agents. Email for more information.


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