2014/15 Chevening Scholarships to Study in the UK

Deadline: November 2013

Applications are now open for the 2014/15 Chevening Scholarships, the UK government’s global scholarship programme. Established in 1983, Chevening is an internationally prestigious scheme with over 42,000 alumni and Scholars studying at universities across the UK. Generally, Chevening Scholarships enable candidates to study a one-year postgraduate Master’s course in any discipline at any UK university. Chevening is a merit-based, open, international competition. The Scholarships are awarded to talented individuals who demonstrate the potential to become future leaders, decision-makers and opinion formers.

Applications from all fields are accepted; however, the country pages of the Chevening website contain details of priority subject areas which vary from country to country. Scholars come from a wide range of fields; including politics, government, business, the media, the environment, civil society, religion, and academia.

Value of a Chevening Scholarship

A FULL Chevening Scholarship award normally comprises:

  • Payment of tuition fees
  • Travel to and from your country of residence by an approved route for you only
  • An arrival allowance
  • The cost of an entry clearance (visa) application for you only
  • An excess baggage allowance
  • A grant for the cost of preparation of a thesis or dissertation (if required)
  • A monthly personal living allowance (stipend) to cover accommodation and living expenses

Please note that some Chevening Scholarships are part awards. Further details of what a Chevening Scholarship can cover are explained in section 7 of the Terms and Conditions (download link below).

Eligibility

To qualify for a Chevening Scholarship, you MUST:

  • Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country (118 countries) at the time of applying for the award, and intend to return there at the end of the period of study.
  • Hold a degree that is equivalent to at least an upper second-class honours degree in the UK.
  • Demonstrate that you have achieved the minimum Chevening English language requirement.
  • Have completed at least two years’ work or equivalent experience before applying.
  • Be able to obtain the correct visa, and receive an unconditional offer from a UK university.
  • For further details of who is NOT eligible for the scheme please refer to point 7 of the Terms and Conditions.

Selection criteria

Chevening Scholarships are for high-calibre graduates with the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership. You will need to demonstrate that you meet ALL of the selection criteria below:

  • Personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership in home country.
  • Able to successfully complete proposed course of study in the UK.
  • Motivation to develop career in order to establish a position of leadership within 10 years.
  • Use studies and experience in UK to benefit themselves, their country and the UK.
  • A clear post-Scholarship plan, outlining career objectives and how to achieve them.
  • Commitment to networking within Chevening community, and alumni network in home country.
  • Commitment to networking to find global solutions.

How to Apply

To apply for a Chevening Scholarship, you must complete and submit an online eChevening application form.
Applications will open on 1 September 2013 and close in November 2013. The opening and closing dates for each country will be available on the country pages of the Chevening website. Applications received after the closing date for your country will not be considered.
You must set out clearly in your Personal Statement on the application form how you meet the Chevening selection criteria.

NOTE

Chevening Scholarships are funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. Candidates who are short listed are interviewed by the British Embassy or High Commission (and partner representative, if appropriate) in their home country. The programme is administered on behalf of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office by the Chevening Scholarships Secretariat which is based in London.

Download Terms and Conditions as well as Guidance for Applicants for the Chevening Scholarship Awards. Review them carefully before you start your application here.

For more information, click here.

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