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The Consultants-E offers several annual scholarships as part of our commitment to delivering quality online training to teachers and trainers worldwide. The scholarships consist of a fully funded place on the following online teacher training courses every year:
Scholarship 1 - TCE
Scholarship 2 - AIWR
Scholarship 3 - HandsUp

Scholarship 1

e-Moderation Course Scholarship

The e-Moderation course scholarship is offered once a year, for courses in October for teachers living and working in developing countries only*.

Applications: 1 August to 15 September.

* Note that we also accept applications from developing countries that are not currently on this list (e.g. Palestine). If you are not sure whether your country is eligible, please contact us to check before filling in the scholarship application form.

Scholarship 2

AIWR scholarship for Teaching Live Online

This scholarship is offered to teachers working on the AIWR (Alliance for International Women’s Rights) ELT programme. A fully funded place on our two-week Teaching Live Online course, on every iteration of the course during the year. Scholarship applications are open to AIWR volunteer teachers only.

Scholarship 3

The Hands Up Project scholarship for Teaching Live Online

This scholarship is offered to teachers volunteering on the Hands Up Project’s work with Palestinian and Syrian children. A fully funded place on our two-week Teaching Live Online course, on every iteration of the course during the year. Scholarship applications are open to Hands Up Project volunteers only.


To qualify, you must:
Connectivity - have access to a computer with a reliable connection to the Internet (broadband preferable
Language - have a good command of the English language (ALTE Level 3, CEFR Level B2, or Cambridge ESOL FCE level)
Technology - have basic computer literacy skills, i.e. email and use of an Internet browser
Time - be able to invest approximately 5-6 hours of study time per week during the course
Eligibility - be currently living & working in a developing country listed below.

List of eligible countries – click here. No previous experience of online learning is necessary. Please ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria. Candidates who do not fulfil the criteria will not be considered for the scholarship.


Winners are selected by a panel of TCE staff. Our selection process looks at the following criteria. Failure to meet one or more of these criteria will result in your application not going forward to the short-list.

  • You fulfil all the scholarship eligibility criteria above.
  • Your statement of interest contains 250-300 words.
  • You have basic computer literacy skills.
  • You demonstrate ability to take what is learnt from the course beyond your present context
  • You show evidence of further professional development e.g. publications, conference presentations, positions of responsibility, etc.



Before you fill in the application form, please:

  • review the deadlines for the scholarship application
  • draft your supporting statement (250 – 300 words)

NOTE: applications received after the scholarship deadlines will not be considered. [ the application form is only visible when applications are open in August and September ]

partner organisations



We are also pleased to be able to offer scholarships for teachers working on the AIWR English Programs in Afghanistan and Nepal. If you are working on one of these programs, please contact AIWR directly for more information.

The Alliance for International Women’s Rights ( is a non-profit organization with the mission of supporting women leaders and future women leaders in the developing world–with a current focus on Afghanistan and Nepal. AIWR believes in the rights and values outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Convention on the Elimination of All Discrimination Against Women and the Beijing Platform for Action. These human rights instruments assert that “women’s rights are human rights” and recognize the essential dignity and inherent rights of every person.

We believe that creating support for the empowerment of grassroots women’s rights organizations is one of the most effective pathways for combating gender power imbalances and achieving lasting social change. Thus, AIWR is committed to creating a support network for women’s rights organizations in developing countries, and to honoring the dignity, strength, insight and creativity of grassroots activists on the front lines of the human rights movement.

AIWR’s long-distance Empowerment Programs take advantage of free Internet-based communication technology to help open the world to women in developing countries through long-distance volunteers. Volunteers in our English Program and Mentor Program use Skype and e-mail to meet long distance with women and girls in Afghanistan and Nepal to provide individual tutoring and mentoring. The exchanges that occur through this process help move women and girls toward their personal education or employment goals while also helping to bridge worlds and improve understanding between different cultures.

If you are an experienced English teacher who is interested in volunteer teaching or professional mentoring for AIWR, please visit their website or email them directly (Lisa Herb, Executive Director) for more information. Due to security concerns for their Afghan participants, they are only able to accept female volunteers to all of their programs.


HandsUp Project

In a new collaboration for 2018 we are proud to be able to offer scholarships for teachers working on the Hands Up Project with Palestinian and Syrian children. If you are working on one of these programs, please contact Nick directly for more information.

“My involvement with so many storytelling projects in Palestine over the last five years has taught me that Palestinian children, of course, are no different from any other children in this respect. But in Palestine stories can take on a heightened importance. They are a powerful way to make a connection in a place where freedom of movement is severely limited, and where feelings of isolation are common. They can enable Palestinian children to connect to themselves and their own rich culture, but also to the world outside – a world which it sometimes seems has abandoned them. Stories are also a very powerful and memorable way to contextualise the children’s learning of English. It was with these ideas in mind that the Hands Up Project came into being.

Three years ago, using very simple video conferencing tools, I started connecting online to a small group of children in a library in Beit Hanoun, Gaza for weekly storytelling sessions. From these humble beginnings, the Hands Up Project now works with over thirty different groups in Gaza, in the Occupied West Bank, and in Zaatari refugee camp for Syrian children in Jordan. As many as 500 kids a week now connect to volunteers around the world who work in collaboration with the local teacher to tell stories to each other, to play games and to do other activities to help them bring the English that the children are learning come to life.”

“Well, anyone who’s ever taught kids will know that having a class of motivated and enthusiastic children with their hands in the air, wanting to put themselves forward, is something that can make our jobs as teachers feel very worthwhile. Despite all the difficulties that Palestinian and Syrian children face in their daily lives, those of us around the world who now volunteer with HUP are greeted with this sight on a regular basis. This is what The Hands Up Project is all about.”

Nick Bilbrough
Founder and Coordinator
Hands Up Project

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