Tate and Lyle Fellowship 2014 - Higher Education Leadership & University Management Programme


British Council

As the UK’s cultural relations agency, British Council aims to create and provide international education opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide. 

In international higher education (IHE) we:  

  • promote and support the exchange and mobility of students, scholars and academics around the world;
  • promote and support higher education partnerships between UK and international universities, industries and governments;
  • shape and drive international collaboration of higher education through policy dialogues and research.

Tate and Lyle

Tate & Lyle is a global provider of distinctive, high quality ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage and other industries

For Tate & Lyle, Corporate Responsibility (CR) means applying our three core Values - safety, integrity and respect - to all aspects of our business.  We have a strong history of community involvement in the areas of education, well-being and the environment.

Tate and Lyle is keen to support and contribute to enhancing the development of education in Vietnam.  It believes that the fellowship will directly assist Vietnam higher education leaders in learning about institutional management and university governance from UK higher education institutions and share with their UK fellows the HE governance issues that Vietnam is to tackle as part of its 2020 targets


Under the Partnership strand of the IHE framework, British Council Vietnam has developed Higher Education Leadership and University Management programme to support the national Higher Education Reform Agenda and the internationalisation of higher education institutions (HEI) in Vietnam. The programme aims at building capacity for HE leaders who are Vice Dean, Dean and above from Vietnamese HE institutions. This is to prepare them to response to the increasingly challenging roles of universities and to equip them with critical skills to lead successfully, and that the best may become sector’s senior leaders of tomorrow.     

The initiative receives support from Tate and Lyle PLC, a UK based company who is a global provider of distinctive, high quality ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage and other industries. Tate and Lyle PLC will provide fellowship of GBP4,000/ each to enable up to 4 Vietnamese HE leaders to join the course at an open and transparent selection process.  

The course comprises of 3 components:  

  1. Influential Presenting (35 hours) 
  2. Higher Education Leadership training (one week)
  3. Shadowing in the UK (one week)


We are now inviting Vice Dean, Dean and Leaders of the office and above from Vietnamese HE institutions to apply for the fellowship. 

The fellowship scheme will cover the following costs:

  • Training fee  and domestic travel allowance* (if required) for Influential Presenting and Higher Education Leadership training courses in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) for two weeks
  • Training fee and international travel allowance** for Higher Education Leadership shadowing at the University of Reading in the UK. 


* Domestic travel allowance: return domestic economic air ticket, accommodation and meals and subsistence

** International travel allowance: return international economic air ticket, accommodation and meals and subsistence

Although this cost will not be covered by the scheme, participants are encouraged to purchase an adequate travel and medical insurance. The British Council accepts no responsibility for any problems which may occur.

Application and Deadline: 

The full application below must be completed and submitted by 20 August 2014 to Ms Tuong Truong at tuong.truong@britishcouncil.org.vn

Applicants will be notified about the result of their applications by 29 August 2014.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applications must be submitted using the Fellowship Application Form by 22 August 2014
  • Participants must hold leader positions or potential leader position at their institutions. 
  • Participants must be nominated by their home institutions to join the course
  • Participants should have good command of English language

Quality Assessment

  • Experience and relevance of the applicant’s to the training course
  • Motivation and contribution to the development of applicant’s faculty/ institution
  • Description of long term impact expected through the participation of the training
  • Ability and commitment to contribute to the development and internationalisation of Vietnam higher education system 

Selection Procedure: 

  • Eligibility check
  • Quality assessment

Equal Opportunities

The British Council is committed to equal opportunities and diversity in all its activities and this includes the avoidance of any bias in the assessment of applications due to gender, disability, racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or religious belief.  Participants’ selection undertaken by workshop organisers must not contravene this policy.  Extra support to enable participation of early career researchers with special needs will be given. 


Giang Nguyen
Higher Education Manager
British Council
T:  +84 (0) 4 37281926
E:  giang.nguyen@britishcouncil.org.vn

Phi Phan
Education Marketing Manager
British Council
T: +84 (0) 8 3823 2862 (ext. 2500)
E: phi.phan@britishcouncil.org.vn