See also: Education grant and Education Grant Travel.
Note: Changes for the 2017/2018 school year onwards are highlighted here: OHR FAQ on school year 2017/2018 changes. The Education Grant Estimator where you can estimate your Education Grant is based on the changes in effect from school year 2017/2018.
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Education grant advance and claims are calculated in USD. Expenses and payments are converted to USD using the UN Official Exchange rate applicable for the payroll month.
Upon receipt of the education grant advance it is the responsibility of the staff member to convert the amount to the relevant currency. UNDP does not take any responsibility for any losses or gains due to exchange rate fluctuations.
The child attends a local school in which the instruction is given in a different language from the staff member’s mother tongue (please note it is the staff member’s mother tongue, not the child’s).The staff member serves in a country whose language is different from his or her mother tongue.Private tuition is given by a qualified teacher certified in the language of instruction who is not a member of the staff member’s family.
Education grant advances and claim settlements will be issued following the new policy guidance whereby a scholarship issued towards tuition fees is deducted from the tuition fee firstly and scholarships towards boarding is deducted from boarding. Other scholarships are deducteed firstly from inadmissible expenses and secondly from admissible expenses.This means that if you or your child receive any non-UN scholarships, grants or funding from any other organisation or government, then you are required to list these on your application. Government funding for accommodation whilst studying or general support whilst studying should also be listed. Scholarships are deducted from the expenses for which they were paid. A scholarship received for the purpose of tuition will be deducted from the tuition fee and only the remaining part of the tuition fee will be included in the calculation of the education grant entitlement.