The British Council launches Trans-National Education Grant in UK and Egypt

UK – Egypt Trans-National Education (TNE) Grant

The British Council in Egypt is offering two grants of £30,000 each to UK higher education institutions to partner with universities in Egypt to support greater internationalisation of each institution and transnational education. Apply by 12 November 2022

The purpose of this call is to foster further collaboration between the UK and Egyptian higher education sectors. It is part of the work of the British Council in higher education and science which aims to extend, strengthen, and deepen connections between the UK education sector and the Egyptian sector. It is motivated by the belief that international collaboration produces more effective research for addressing global problems, while enhancing teaching and learning to produce graduates with the skills necessary for economic development.

Two grants of around £30,000 will be provided to UK university, or consortia of universities, to partner with universities or consortia of universities from Egypt for running a project that will support greater internationalisation of HE institutions and transnational education (TNE).

There are three key target development areas:

  • A teaching and collaboration model and a course or module that contributes towards UK and Egyptian bachelor’s, master’s, or professional association qualification
  • A model and a course that contributes to student outcomes through significantly enhancing employability skills and prospects, e.g., an apprenticeship degree
  • A development programme to improve the capacity of the institution/organisation for international working at institutional level

Each successful proposal will receive a maximum £30,000 grant which shall only be used to cover project activities which will contribute to the achievement of GGP short and long-term outcomes including:

  • UK and Egyptian HEIs have improved relevant market understanding and access
  • Increased scale and effectiveness of UK TNE and Joint Teaching Programme including digital delivery
  • Students, graduates, researchers, staff, and policy makers develop a greater international outlook and capacity for internationalisation
  • Increased mobility (including virtual) to and from the UK for staff, students, researchers, and policy makers
  • Improved capacity for internationalisation at institutional level

It is expected that project activities will be delivered through a blend of digital and face to face methodologies and that the project activities might include one or more of the following (this list is meant to exemplify rather than restrict the options available

  • Joint curriculum development
  • Staff and student mobility programmes
  • Enabling programmes (e.g., policy dialogue, information exchange webinar)
  • Process development programmes (e.g., quality assurance, monitoring, and evaluation)
  • Training and professional development programmes