Foundation in UK

(6 Posts)
danina Tue 15-Dec-15 04:25:32

Hi, I'm new here.
I need some information regarding Foundation in UK can sponsor/funding International student for education (GCSE and IB).
Thank you in advance.

danina Tue 05-Jan-16 02:27:15

I need some information regarding Foundation in UK can sponsor/funding International student for education (GCSE and IB).
Thank you in advance.

PettsWoodParadise Wed 06-Jan-16 12:40:07

I think your challenge is how you've phrased your question. When you say you are searching for Foundation perhaps you mean Charity? Also do you mean for private education in the UK for someone from outside the UK or from the UK to a school abroad? If you mean charities funding private education in the UK then they are few and far between and mostly have specific circumstances in which they will help, eg children in care etc. Many schools have their own schemes administered by their own bursar. Perhaps if you post a bit more information MNetters will be able to provide some guidance.

danina Fri 08-Jan-16 14:31:04

Hi there,
Many Thanks for the reply. To be precise, we are from Malaysia. We are planning to send our daughter (18 years old) for the IBDP course and our son (16 years old) into Year 10 in the private boarding school in UK by September 2016.
Indeed we are seeking for a generous Financial Aid (Charities Funding). We did had received an offer of a Bursary assistance granted for 60% off the Full Boarding Fee for our daughter (IBDP) starting in Sept.2016. Pending for our acceptance. Whereas my boy still awaits for an acceptance and the percentage grant. Therefore the urgency to seek charities funding to fill the gap as the offer simply is a chance of a lifetime to miss. (GBP30,000 for a full boarding fee) with 60% OFF.
Meanwhile we shall awaits for further advises and more guidance please.
Thank you so much in advance once again.
Kindest regards,
danina

PettsWoodParadise Fri 08-Jan-16 18:20:13

I can't advise about finding sources of funding. Most I came across in the past are local charities for local children or charities for the disadvantaged or those who have been in care. Please also research the school's carefully, I am sure ypu have done some research but I generally haven't heard of the very good schools offering the International Baccalaureate to someone starting at such a late stage except in extreme circumstances (Malala sat her GCSEs two years later than a uK child would but I think we all appreciate her exceptional circumstances!) or if they are a bad school trying desperately to make some money out of unsuspecting parents/students so do tread cautiously. The IB is usually taught to those from aged 16 as a two year programme with an upper age of 19.

PatriciaHolm Fri 08-Jan-16 20:08:22

A 16 year old wouldn't be in year 10 either - children turn 15 in year 10. If he's 16 now, you would be looking for yr 11 or 12 in sept depending on his birthday. Or have you already got agreement for him to go out of year?

This might help: http://www.nus.org.uk/en/advice/money-and-funding/can-i-get-student-funding-from-educational-charities-and-trusts/

However, you are very very unlikely to get the full 30k or anything like it from a charity I'm afraid, unless you have links to it already or fall into a specific group the charity is trying to support- in which case local research where you are might be more fruitful.

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