The Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Programme (CPISP) has launched a series of presentations detailing the opportunities available to government and private school students under its 2019 programme. The presentations also cover the scholarship application process.
The application period for 2019 scholarships will run from 4 – 22 March 2018, with students invited to complete and submit an application form available on the Programme’s website (www.cpisp.bh) during that time. Applicants who meet the Programme’s criteria will then be invited by email for a series of tests to assess their English proficiency and critical reasoning abilities. The assessments are organised by the CPISP in cooperation with the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF).
The CPISP criteria requires applicants to have Bahraini citizenship, be enrolled in the 11th grade and/or set to graduate from secondary school in 2019. In addition, applicants are required to have an accumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 97% or above for grade 10 and the first semester of grade 11.
During the programme’s candidacy stage, a minimum of 60 applicants will be selected based on the results of the qualifying tests and their GPA. At least 40 students from Ministry of Education Schools and 20 students from private schools will reach this stage of the assessment. The candidacy stage will involve training, conducted in cooperation with BIBF, as well as preparatory courses for the IELTS and SAT exams, after which the final ten scholarship recipients will be selected.
Scholarships will be allocated to three government school boys, three government school girls, two private school boys and two private school girls.