ACTIVATE Scholarships

22 March - 23 May, 2016

The competition is now closed. The winners were named on 23rd of May, 2016.
The details can be found below.

About the Contest

Activate Learning and EXCEL are happy to announce a number of 50% scholarships available for students from Moldova to study on International Foundation Programme - IFP (age 17+) and Scholarships of up to £6,250 to study on A-Levels (16-19 years old) at one of ACTIVATE Colleges: Banbury and Bicester College, City of Oxford College and Reading College.

The Scholarships will be deducted from the international tuition fees and are valid for September 2016 admission.

"At Activate Learning, we transform lives through learning."

The Activate Learning Group, formerly known as Oxford & Cherwell Valley College Group, has a long history of offering further and higher education. We are proud to have educated thousands of international students over the years.

Activate Learning is privileged to partner with leading universities and enjoys well-established links with Oxford Brookes University and University of Arts London (UAL). The Colleges are state-funded, government inspected and hold a Tier 4 sponsor licence with UK Visas and Immigration authorities.

Reading College

a modern campus with a diverse community of students from all over the world

an inclusive community where everyone can flourish and be successful

learning companies are run by students under the supervision of experienced professionals

You don’t have to be a student to enjoy the facilities at the college!

City of Oxford College

situated in the very heart of Oxford

the home to a vibrant community of students

an inclusive working and learning environment that respects and celebrates difference

the stunning Oxford Lifestyle Centre, open to the public

real life experience and benefit from first class service at very reasonable prices

Banbury and Bicester College

a specialist performance engineering centre (Bicester Campus)

based at the heart of the UK's motor racing industry (Bicester Campus)

home to motorsports engineering and environmental technology courses (Bicester Campus)

an attractive and inspiring space in which to study creative arts courses (Banbury Campus)

Selection Rounds

Who can apply for A-Levels programme?

High school students with minimum 10 years of schooling in Moldova and which will be at least 16 years old by 1st September 2016
College students (year 1-3)
Students with at least Intermediate level of English*
Genuinely interested and motivated to study at one of ACTIVATE Colleges

Who can apply for the International Foundation Programme (IFP)?

High school students with minimum 11 years of schooling in Moldova and which will be at least 17 years old by 1st September 2016
College students (year 3 and 4)
University students (year 1 and 2)
Students with at least Intermediate level of English*
Genuinely interested and motivated to study at one of ACTIVATE Colleges

* All shortlisted/winning candidates will be required to sit the IELTS English language test.

For successful Scholarship candidates, provided they score the minimum required grade (IELTS 6.0 for A-Levels and IELTS 5.5 for IFP), we will consider reimbursing the cost of the English exam fee (up to the £200).


We do NOT require a formal English language exam in order to be entered for the Scholarship selection, however the winning non EU (countries outside EU) candidates may be required to pass an IELTS test as per UK Border Agency requirements.
No. We will consider the reimbursement of exam fees only for successful candidates who have met the following minimum requirement: IELTS 6.0 (for A-Levels) and IELTS 5.5 (for International Foundation Programme - IFP). It should be also noted that no cash reimbursements will be applied and exam fees will be deducted from final course fees.
No. The Scholarship does not have any money value, is not trasferable to another person and comes as a discount to your tuition fees for academic programmes at ONE of ACTIVATE Colleges.
Unfortunatelly, no further financial support will be available for winning students, so plan your finances well in advance and discuss further financing/sponsoring options with your family or sponsor.
Yes. For all non EU winning candidates we will provide full VISA support. It should be noted however, that this does not cover the VISA fee itself for the UK.
The deadline for completing this stage has expired. All shortlisted candidates will be contacted by e-mail within 48 hours with assignment for the 2nd stage.

At this stage the selected participants will be expected to write an essay (min 1 page A4 format) on a given topic, which will be announced by email after 22nd April 2016.
The Scholarship Awarding Committee has announced the Competition results. The winners are:

A Level programme:
1. Gorencov Anastasia
2. Mikhalev Arthur
3. Telechi Marina
4. Tatar Daniela
5. Tocan Victoria
6. Elisy Iasmine
7. David Diana
8. Istrati Tatiana
9. Botnaru Aliona
10. Butucea Crinu
11. Galben Gabriela
12. Tabacaru Cipriana
13. Ciubotaru Elisaveta

Foundation programme:
1. Balanel Daniela
2. Gaina Mihaela
3. Volovei Daniel
4. Hmarnaia Iuliana

To accept or reject your scholarship offer, you should contact us either by email or by phone 022224059 by 31st of May. In case we don’t hear from you till the indicated deadline, your scholarship offer will be cancelled.

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