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AMHC Scholarship Examination

scholarship exams

Foundation Scholarships are awarded on the basis of examinations held annually in January. For AMHC the Scholarship examinations are made up of three 3-hour papers. Students must achieve an average result of 70% in order to be awarded the Scholarship.

Paper 1 assesses work done in the JF year. Paper 2 is based on the compulsory modules taught in the first semester of the SF year. Paper 3 is a general paper that requires students to demonstrate an ability to think critically and draw upon both content and methodologies encountered in work done as part of the different disciplines.

The examinations test the full range of material studied during the JF and first half of the SF year, with compulsory sections set by staff from the three disciplines involved in the programme. In order to achieve a 70% average students must thus demonstrate both breadth and depth of knowledge. In addition the general paper requires students to apply their knowledge and critical thinking skills to new challenges, and in particular to work across disciplinary boundaries.

Students must apply to sit the Scholarship examinations in November of the previous year. Details of how to apply, past papers and other relevant information is available here.