Scholarships and Prizes 2002:
Medieval and Modern Languages


The Board of Management for the Heath Harrison Travelling Scholarships gives notice that examinations for the scholarships will begin on Monday, 27 January 2003, at 9.30 a.m. in the Examination Schools. Provided that candidates of sufficient merit present themselves fifteen Junior Scholarships will be awarded.

One of the following languages may be offered: French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Modern Greek.

Intending candidates, who must be members of the University, should obtain further particulars of eligibility and application forms from the Secretary of the Heath Harrison Board of Management, 37 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF, to whom entry forms must be returned not later than Monday, 25 November 2002.

Past examination papers are available from the Examination Schools.

Particular Regulations

Candidates must be reading Modern Languages, must not have been admitted to a degree in the University, and not have exceeded on 31 January 2003 two years (or one year in the case of students with Senior Status) from the date of their matriculation.

No candidate shall be awarded a Junior Scholarship twice in the same language.

No scholarship will be awarded in a language to a candidate who in the opinion of the board of management is a native or bilingual speaker of that language.

The examination will consist of two papers, viz. (1) Translation from the language selected by the candidate, (2) Essay in that language, and (3) an Oral Examination.

In addition all candidates must submit a written proposal as to how they would intend to use the scholarship, with particular attention to the aim of enhancement of language skills. The proposal should not exceed 1,000 words in length and should be submitted to the Secretary of the Heath Harrison Board of Management, Taylor Institution, 37 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF, by 31 December 2002. Candidates should expect to be examined on their proposal as part of the oral examination.

The tenure of the scholarships should preferably be completed by the end of the academic year (30 September) in which the award is made and must be completed no later than the academic year of residence (i.e. excluding any year spent abroad) following that in which the award was won. The scholarships in all languages are of the value of £1,200. On satisfying the board that they have made satisfactory arrangements for their stay abroad, scholars will receive £1,100. The value of the scholarships will be reviewed from time to time and in exceptional circumstances a small supplement may be approved by the supervisors appointed by the Board of Management. Before the expiration of the tenure of the scholarship they will be required to furnish the Board of Management with written evidence that they have pursued their studies abroad in a satisfactory manner.

No scholar will receive the balance of the scholarship until this condition has been fulfilled.

During the tenure of the scholarship every scholar is required to spend at least six weeks in studying the language in which the scholarship was awarded in the country of the origin of that language (not necessarily at a university), unless the board shall allow the whole or part of that period to be spent in some other country in which the language is vernacular.

Examination arrangements

Written examination (Examination Schools)

Monday, 27 January 2003

9.30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.: Paper I, all languages

11.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.: Paper II, all languages

Oral examination (20 minutes)

Monday, 10 February 2003, and, possibly, Tuesday, 11 February 2003.

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