|Frequently Asked Questions|
These will be finalised by 1Q 2014.
The programme coordinators are planning to accept applications during the 2Q of 2014. Exact details of the application procedure and timetable will be released in due course. Interested participants must be available in person from early May or June if selected to take part in a screening interview followed by a face to face interview with the sponsoring company. If successful, candidates must be ready to commence the programme in September 2014.
These will be made from July.
There are thirty places on this programme.
The programme will start in September in Ireland when the candidates may spend two weeks with their sponsoring company familiarising themselves with its operations and developing the details of their project, before moving on to taking modules at UCC. The academic portion will then continue on to NTU in Singapore from January to March, followed by a five month work placement with the sponsor. Please note that the 2014 will run from September 2014 to August 2015.
Placements will take place across Asia. The location will be determined by the sponsoring company and will depend on the nature of its candidate's live business report. For example,
The sponsoring company will decide on the location and nature of each candidate's work placement.
It’s not a programme requirement but knowledge of some local languages may be an advantage with some of the sponsoring companies.
You will have to write a practical and actionable business development report for your sponsoring company. This is a critical element of the Farmleigh Fellowship and you will be expected to submit a report of the highest quality by the scheduled deadline.
It will be jointly supervised by a representative from your sponsoring company and a supervisor from UCC. You will also receive 20 hours of outside mentorship from a highly experienced member of the Irish business world and will be able to tap into their deep networks, reservoirs of knowledge and understanding of the region.
Eight project milestones have been scheduled throughout the year during which each sponsoring company will meet or teleconference with you to validate your project’s brief, view and monitor your progress and offer feedback and guidance.
The companies receive a high quality Asian Business Development Report and the graduates receive a Masters in Asian Business awarded by UCC, on successful completion of this work-study programme. Companies have no obligation to the participant beyond the programme.
Given the commitment by the government, industry and respective universities, it is essential that all participants are 100% focused on completing the company project and the Masters in Asian Business. Those applicants who are successful in being accepted on the programme need to demonstrate personal accountability to fulfil their commitments. Consequently, any participant who fails to deliver on their obligations to the programme will be liable for the costs of the programme to the Farmleigh Fellowship. As always, unforeseen personal or family issues will be addressed on a case-by-case basis by the Board of Management.