FAQs

What should be included in my reference letters?

Your reference letters should cover the following: 1) How long have you known the applicant? 2) In what capacity do you know the applicant? (e.g. professional, educational, supervisory, voluntary, religious) 3) When you last had regular contact with the applicant 4) A brief overall endorsement of the applicant, including their: Skills in leadership and networking Personal, intellectual, and interpersonal qualities […]

What if my referee no longer works for the company I worked for?

Your referees do not need to still be employed by the company you worked for. The important thing is that they can comment on your skills in leadership and networking; personal, intellectual, and interpersonal qualities; and ability to complete a demanding academic programme in the UK.

Can I still apply if I do not have a valid passport? 

You can submit your application without a valid passport. However, you will be required to bring a valid passport or official photo identification to your interview at the British embassy or high commission if selected.

I forgot my password. What can I do?

You will need click on the ‘Forgotten your password’ link. This will send an email to the email address that you used to submit your application. Check your junk/spam mail to ensure that the email has not been sent there, and please only contact the Secretariat once you’ve checked that the email didn’t go to […]