Revised Version of Tibetan Scholarship Program (TSP) 2013 Announcement


January 3, 2012 9:39 am

The Department of Education CTA, Dharamsala and The Tibet Fund are pleased to re-announce the 2013 Tibetan Scholarship Program (TSP),funded by the US Department of State’s, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs through The Tibet Fund, for eligible Tibetan refugees residing in India, Nepal and Bhutan. This announcement is a revised version of the scholarship announcement published by The Tibet Fund in October 2011. Applications are being accepted for two-year Master Degree program in the United States, pending the availability of funds. Application forms are available below.

A new Student Selection Committee has been set up at Dharamsala under the Chairmanship of Kalon Tripa Dr. Lobsang Sangay who is also the Kalon for Education. The members of the committee include:

(i) Secretary of the Department of Education, CTA

(ii) Mr. Karma Chungdak, Director, Sambhota Tibetan Schools Society (STSS)

(iii) Mr. Tenzing Sangpo, Education Director, Tibetan Children’s Village (TCV) and a TSP alumnus,

(iv) Mr. Duggyal Tsering, Principal, Tibetan Homes Foundation (THF) and a TSP alumnus.

This committee has been especially set up for the selection process of the TSP 2013 batch alone.

Two-year Degree Program

  1. A minimum number of 8 slots will be available for two-year Master Degree program in USA. There may not be any Non-Degree slots for TSP 2013.

  2. Applicants for the two-year Master Degree program in the United States must have secured grades of a minimum of 45 percent in Bachelor Degree program.

  3. Applicants must have completed at least four years of academic work after class XII including a Bachelor Degree. Partial computer courses, vocational training and diplomas from non-recognized academic institutions will not be accepted.

  4. To demonstrate English language proficiency skills, applicants must produce a copy of their TOEFL iBT score with a minimum of 90 out of 120.

  5. Applicants should be born on or after January 1st, 1977.

  6. Selected participants will be required to take the GRE or GMAT exam.

PROCEDURE FOR THE SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS & CRITERIA FOR AWARDING SCHOLARSHIPS

  1. Registration Certificate: Photocopies of the Registration Certificate (RC) of the applicant, and that of the applicant’s parents and spouse (if married). Applicants who reside in Nepal but do not have an RC from Nepal, or are not listed as a dependent on a parent’s registration card, must obtain a letter from a CTA-affiliated organization based in Nepal certifying that the applicant is a Tibetan refugee residing in Nepal.

  2. Green Book: Photocopies of the Green Book of applicant, and that of the applicant’s parents and spouse (If married). If your parents or spouse are deceased, you need to submit a copy of their death certificate respectively.

  3. Applicants whose parents live in Tibet or have passed away must produce a certificate to this effect from the concerned Settlement Officer where they live or a death certificate respectively.

  4. Academic Certificates: Applicants must produce year-wise school/college/university Mark sheets and Degree certificates.

  5. Attestation: All the documents submitted for the TSP must be attested by a CTA gazette officer (above the rank of Joint Secretary) or notarized by a Notary Officer/concerned Settlement Officer.

  6. Application Process fee: Each Application form must be accompanied by bank draft of INR 250/NPR 400 for postage & processing fee drawn in favour of Tibetan Children’s Educational & Welfare Fund (TCEWF), Dharamsala, India and Snow Lion Foundation, Kathmandu, Nepal respectively.

  7. Medical Certificate: A Fitness Certificate from a registered medical doctor should be submitted.

  8. Travel Document: As there is no provision for an Identity Certificate (IC) extension for TSP candidates studying in the United States, applicants should have their IC renewed or extended during the entire study period in advance.

  9. U.S. Visa: Participants will be required to apply for a J-1 exchange visitor visa from the U.S. Embassy. Selection as a TSP candidate does not guarantee approval for a visa. Applicants who have prior visa denials from the U.S. Embassy must inform the Tibet Fund and the Tibetan Scholarship Program’s Student Selection Committee (TSP SCC) at the time of application.

  10. No Objection Certificate: If the Applicant is serving in any institution, he or she should furnish a “No Objection Certificate” from his/her respective employer.

  11. Photo: Applicants must submit three (3) passport-sized photos.

  12. Program: Applicants should choose one major study program from any of the following fields of study as indicated. The fields of study specified below were identified based on the needs and benefit to the Tibetan community and the Central Tibetan Administration. They are arranged in alphabetical order.

Fields of Study:

  1. Agriculture

  2. Auditing

  3. Banking Management

  4. Computer Science

  5. Counseling

  6. Development Planning

  7. Education

  8. Environmental Studies

  9. Food Protection

  10. Human Resource Development

  11. International Law

  12. International Relations (Negotiations)

  13. Inter-Religious Studies

  14. Library and Information Studies (Archives)

  15. Mathematics; Physics; Chemistry; Biology

  16. Management & Development

  17. Mass Communication / Journalism

  18. Social Work

  19. Natural Resources Management

  20. Public Administration

  21. Public Health/Medicine

  22. Renewal Energy Technologies

  23. Rural Development

  24. Security and Intelligence Study

  25. Sinology and Chinese Studies

  26. Waste Management and Recycling Technology

 

  1. Application Deadline: Interested applicants are responsible for submitting all application forms and other relevant documents to their respective jurisdiction on or before March 31, 2012 at 5.00 pm. No late or incomplete applications will be entertained after the deadline has passed.

 

  1. General Written Test on Tibetan Culture and History (GWTT): The applicants will have the option to take a test either in Tibetan or in English. The total test score will be 50 marks and those who take the test in Tibetan will be given 4 additional marks on the total they scored in the test. The question setting and evaluation for GWTT will be done by a single examiner. The applicants must secure a minimum of 17 marks out of 50 in GWTT.

 

  1. Selection Criteria for Interview: Applicants will be selected for final interview if he or she secures the minimum aggregate of 50 percent (i.e. 25 out of 50) in TOEFL iBT, GWTT and Academic Performance in Class XII and Bachelor Degree program.

 

  1. Point System for Degree Program:

a) TOEFL iBT with maximum allotted points of 20.

TOEFL iBT scores

Allotted points

 

TOEFL iBT scores

Allotted points

90-91

7

 

104-105

14

92-93

8

 

106-107

15

94-95

9

 

108-109

16

96-97

10

 

110-112

17

98-99

11

 

113-115

18

100-101

12

 

116-118

19

102-103

13

 

119-120

20

 

b) GWTT with maximum allotted points of 20.

GWTT marks

Allotted points

 

GWTT marks

Allotted points

17-18

7

 

31-33

14

19-20

8

 

34-36

15

21-22

9

 

37-39

16

23-24

10

 

40-42

17

25-26

11

 

43-45

18

27-28

12

 

46-48

19

29-30

13

 

49-50

20

 

c) Academic Performance with maximum allotted points of 10.

Academic Performance in Class XII (percentage scored)

Allotted points

 

Academic Performance in

Bachelor Degree Program

(percentage scored)

Allotted points

55 – 59

1

 

50 – 55

1

60 – 65

2

 

56 – 60

2

66 – 70

3

 

61 – 65

3

71 – 75

4

 

66 – 70

4

76 – 100

5

 

71 – 100

5

 

  1. If you have any questions regarding the scholarship program, please send your queries to the attention of the Tibet Fund’s TSP Program Coordinator, Tenzing Choephel Chumeego: tchoephel@tibetfund.org or Kalsang Rinchen at DoE Scholarship Section at scholarship@tibet.net.

 

Applicants from India and Bhutan, please send your application materials to the following address:

 

Applicants from Nepal, please send your application materials to the

following address:

Attn: Ms. Chime Tseyang

Joint Secretary

Scholarship Section

Department of Education

Central Tibetan Administration

Gangchen Kyishong, Dist Kangra

Dharamsala – 176 215

(H.P.) INDIA

Tel: +91-1892-226695/222721/222572

Fax: +91-1892-223481
E-mail: scholarship@tibet.net

Website: www.sherig.org

Attn: Mr. Tsering Topgyal

Vice Chairman

TSP – Student Selection Committee Nepal

Snow Lion Foundation

PO Box no. 1313

Kathmandu

NEPAL

Tel: +977-1-5000036/5000002

Fax: 00977-1-5000048

tspsscnepal@ymail.com

 

 

 

THE TIBET FUND

241 East 32nd, Street, New York, NY – 10016

 

Tibetan Scholarship Program (TSP)

Preliminary Selection Application Form

 

  1. Applicant’s Full Name (As it appears in your Travel Document and Academic Credentials):

First Name: _____________________________ Last Name: ______________­­­­___________________

  1. Date of Birth: ___ ___ / ___ ___ / ___ ___ ___ ___ City and Country of Birth: ____________________

 

  1. RC Number Date of Issue Place of Issue Valid Until

_____________ _______________ ______________ ___________________

 

  1. Green Book Number Date of Issue Place of Issue Valid Until

_______________ _______________ ______________ ___________________

 

  1. Current Address: Permanent Address:

_______________________________________ _______________________________________

_______________________________________ _______________________________________

_______________________________________ _______________________________________

_______________________________________ _______________________________________

  1. E-mail address: Phone Number: ___________________________________

  1. Have you ever applied for a U.S. visa in the past: Yes No

  2. If yes, please fill in the details:

Date

Category

Visa Granted / Denied

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participants will be required to apply for a J-1 exchange visitor visa from the U.S. Embassy. Selection as a TSP candidate does not

guarantee approval for a visa. Applicants who have prior visa denials from the U.S. Embassy must inform the Tibet Fund and

the Tibetan Scholarship Program’s Student Selection Committee (TSP SCC) at the time of application.

 

 

 

 

  1. Are you married: Yes: _______ No: _______ (If married fill out following information, if not fill in B & C)

  1. Spouse’s Name Green Book # Date and Place of Issue Valid Until

 

_______________ _______________ ___________________ ___________________

 

  1. Father’s Name Green Book # Date and Place of Issue Valid Until

 

_______________ _______________ ___________________ ___________________

  1. Mother’s Name Green Book # Date and Place of Issue Valid Until

 

_______________ _______________ ______________________ ___________________

 

  1. Field of Study: ___________________________________________________________________________________

  2. Explain briefly what you want to study in the field of study you have chosen:

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

  1. Have you ever studied any related subject to which you are applying?

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

  1. Academic Qualification:

Name of Institution

Date of Attendance

(From – To)

Type of Degree

Year of Completion

Percentage Achieved

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Work Experience:

Employer Name and Address

Position

Dates

(From – To)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Special Achievements:

  • ______________________________________________________________________________

  • ______________________________________________________________________________

  • ______________________________________________________________________________

 

  1. How will you serve the community upon return from the U.S. after the completion of your studies?

  • ______________________________________________________________________________

  • ______________________________________________________________________________

  • ______________________________________________________________________________

 

  1. How did you find out about the TSP? What is your opinion to spread more awareness on this program to the Tibetan community in India, Nepal, and Bhutan?

  • ______________________________________________________________________________

  • ______________________________________________________________________________

  • ______________________________________________________________________________

  1. Do you posses a Travel Document / IC: Yes No

 

  1. If yes, what is the Travel Document Number / IC Number: ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

 

  1. When does your IC expire: (MM/DD/YYYY): __ __/ __ __ /__ __ __ ___

  2. Answer all these questions:

  1. Check here if you have ever applied to this program before

  2. Check here if you have been convicted of a felony crime.

  3. Check here if you have been dismissed from any university for disciplinary reasons.

  4. Check here if you have been dismissed from any university for academic reasons.

  5. Check here if you ever left your school were given a re-exam or resigned from work for any reason

(If you are selected to participate in the program, and you have checked one of the above items, you will be required to submit an explanation.)

 

Oath of Acceptance/ Commitment:

  • I hereby assure that all the information provided in the form are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and thoughts.

  • I take oath that I will abide by the TSP Letter of Undertaking, which I will sign, if I am selected.

 

 

 

Date: __ __ / __ __ / __ __ __ __ ___________________________

mm/dd/yyyy (Signature of the Applicant)

 

 

_______________________________________

(Full Name)