About Anders Tjellström Scholarship

The Cochlear Anders Tjellström Scholarship is a unique award open to Baha Implant recipients in the UK & Ireland. Awarded by Cochlear, this scholarship has been set up to help individuals further themselves by undertaking university studies.

The work of Anders Tjellström

Anders Tjellström was an ENT surgeon with the Department of Otolaryngology at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden. In 1972, Tjellström's docotral work at the University of Gothenburg brought him into contact with Professor Per-Ingvar Brånemark, a pioneer in the field of osseointegration. In that same year, Tjellström and Brånemark collaborated to treat the first patient with a bone anchored hearing system. Ever since his first patient, Tjellström has worked tirelessly to restore hearing to thousands of people around the world.

Who is eligible for the award?

The UK & Ireland Scholarship is open to Cochlear Baha recipients who are:

  • a UK or Irish resident and implanted at a UK or Irish cochlear implant centre;
  • 18 years or over at application deadline
  • studying for a minimum of an additional 2 years; and
    • currently completing their final year of school or sixth form college and who have been accepted onto a full-time university or other tertiary education course; or
    • mature students who have been accepted onto a full-time or other tertiary education course; or
    • students currently undertaking a full-time university degree or other tertiary education course.

Previous applicants are eligible to apply if they meet the above criteria.

When does the scholarship application process start?

Scholarship applications are currently available.

When is the deadline for the submission of materials including the scholarship application?

Applicants must submit their completed application form with all supporting documentation and required information by the deadline. No late applications or part of the application pack will be accepted. Please do not send original documents where copies have been requested, as documents will not be returned.

Deadline date for applications: 15 December 2018

Cochlear reserves the right to extend the deadline date for applications at any time.

What is the value of the scholarship award?

  • Scholarship value is £6,000.
  • Scholarship is paid in two instalments (first instalment on being awarded the scholarship, second instalment one year later) directly to the winner.

How is the winner selected?

  • The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic achievement and a demonstrated commitment to the Cochlear ideals of compassion and benevolence.
  • A judging committee of three independent Baha Implant professionals will select the winner on the basis of the application documents submitted. The decision of the judging committee is final.

How will the winner be notified?

The winner will be notified via email of the Scholarship Selection Committee's decision within 6 months of the deadline date.

How to apply

Download application form

To apply for the Cochlear UK & Ireland Anders Tjellström Scholarship, please download, fill out, and submit the application and following documents to:

Laura Hawkins
UK & Ireland Anders Tjellstrom Scholarship Programme
Cochlear Europe Ltd
6 Dashwood Lang Road
Bourne Business Park
Surrey KT15 2HJ

What you need for your application:

  1. The completed application form signed in ink.
  2. Copy of your final school or sixth form college Statement of Results (please include general and advanced level results).
  3. A succinct list of academic and extra-curricular activities or awards (including dates and not exceeding one page in length).
  4. A personal statement supporting your application. You should describe, using simple and direct language, how a Baha System has opened up more opportunities to you in the hearing world, the area of proposed study, your aspirations and reasons why you wish to be considered for the Cochlear UK & Ireland. Anders Tjellström Scholarship. This statement should be typed and must not exceed 1,000 words.
  5. Proof of age and UK or Ireland residency (e.g. photocopy of your birth certificate or passport).
  6. Three letters of reference. The referees should not be directly related to you and preferably have known you for at least two years. (At least two of these must be individuals from whom you have received educational instruction).
  7. Written proof of residence (e.g. photocopy of a bank statement or utility bill).
  8. Proof of change of name, if appropriate (e.g. photocopy of marriage certificate or deed).
  9. You may be required to attend an interview.

How to apply for the scholarship?

Cochlear UK & Ireland offer one scholarship per year. The winner receives £6,000 paid in two instalments. If you’re completing your final year of school or college and have been accepted onto a university or tertiary education course, if you’re a mature aged student, or a younger student undertaking a university degree or other tertiary education course then you can apply! The UK & Ireland Cochlear Anders Tjellström Scholarship is open to Baha System recipients who were implanted in the UK or Ireland and plan to continue their studies in the UK or Ireland. The Scholarship winner is awarded financial assistance towards tertiary study at an accredited university, college or other institution of further education.

Submission of applications now open