The Crown Prince’s International Scholarship Program (CPISP) has launched a series of informative presentations/workshops detailing the opportunities available to government and private school students under its 2020 program. The presentations also cover the scholarship application process.
The application period for 2020 scholarships will run from 3 – 21 March 2019, with students invited to complete and submit an application form available on the Program’s website (www.cpisp.bh) during that period. Applicants who meet the Program’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 2020. 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 program’s candidacy stage, a minimum of 60 applicants will be selected based on the results of the qualifying tests and their GPA. At minimum of 40 students from local schools under the Ministry of Education 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 males and three females from government schools , and two males and two females from private schools.