The Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Program (CPISP) began testing for scholarship applicants, who reached a total of about 350 applicants this year, from governmental and private schools, as well as Bahrainis studying outside of Bahrain.
The Program, in cooperation with Bahrain Institute of Finance and Banking (BIBF), held qualifying tests for the first group of applicants that met the Program’s application criteria last Friday, 15 April 2016, at BIBF headquarters to assess their English language and critical reasoning skills.
CPISP Director Dr. Cynthia Gessling affirmed that testing will continue this Friday at BIBF, and will include an online computer-based test of English Proficiency, in addition to three critical reasoning tests to assess verbal, numerical, and diagrammatical reasoning. She also stated that in regards to applicants currently studying outside of Bahrain, the Program arranged for them to take the qualifying tests under appropriate supervised conditions at their location.
Dr. Gessling affirmed that the next step involves selecting a group of student candidates based on the results of their qualifying tests and their Grade Point Average, to take part in various training and preparation courses for standardized testing throughout the summer and the next academic year, until the final ten recipients are selected next year.
She confirmed that the Program received a total of 349 qualifying applications during the submission period of 4 – 26 March 2016 who met the Program’s application criteria, which includes Bahraini citizenship, a GPA of 97% or higher, and enrollment in the 11th grade (or equivalent) and set to graduate from secondary school in 2017.
Scholarship Office Court of the Crown Prince P.O. Box 29091, Riffa, Kingdom of Bahrain