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2014/2015 Chevening Scholarship for Postgraduate Students in UK

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations offer Chevening scholarships for masters students. The programme provides full or part funding for full-time courses at postgraduate level, normally a one-year Master’s degree in any subject and at any UK university. Chevening scholarships cover tuition fees, a living allowance at a set rate (for one individual), an economy class return airfare to the UK and additional grants to cover essential expenditure. Some Scholarships cover part of the cost of studying in the UK; for example, tuition fees only or allowances only. The application deadline varies from country to country.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided to study any subject at any UK university.
Course Level: The programme provides full or part funding for full-time courses at postgraduate level, normally a one-year Master’s degree at any UK university.
Scholarship Provider: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: Applicants must:
-Meet the academic requirements for their chosen course(s) of study;
-Have a good standard of written and spoken English, and meet the Chevening Scholarships language requirements as well as the language requirements of their chosen course(s) of study;
-Be a citizen of a Chevening country
-Have a minimum of two years’ work experience;
-Not be employees, relatives of employees, or former employees (who left within the past two years) of Her Majesty’s Government (including British Embassies and High Commissions), a partner (sponsor), a sponsoring UK university, or a staff member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities;
-Not have previously studied in the UK under a UK Government-funded scholarship;
-Not have dual British nationality (unless you are a Citizen of a British Overseas Territory).

Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of Chevening country (Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize,  Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Overseas Territories, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, DR Congo, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Fiji,Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan,Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos,Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya,Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montserrat, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique,Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Island,Republic of Congo, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia,Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Southern Sudan, Sri Lanka, St Helena, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & Grenadines, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe) can apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship Description: Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the FCO and partner organisations. National merit-based competitions in 118 countries are run each year and Scholarships are awarded to outstanding established or emerging leaders to pursue one-year Master’s degrees in any subject and at any UK university. Initial application is facilitated via the eChevening online system. Typically, up to 25,000 applications are received. These applications are first reviewed against certain eligibility criteria and those that make the cut are then sent to Reading Committees for assessment. The Chevening Scholarships Secretariat is seeking both Eligibility Reviewers and Reading Committee members.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Scholarships are awarded for one year.

What does it cover? Chevening Scholarships cover tuition fees, a living allowance at a set rate (for one individual), an economy class return airfare to the UK and additional grants to cover essential expenditure. Some Scholarships cover part of the cost of studying in the UK; for example, tuition fees only or allowances only.

Selection Criteria: Applicants should be high caliber graduates with the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership. Evidence of leadership experience and potential is critical. Each country has a list of priority areas in which it is looking for Chevening Scholars. The typical successful applicant:
-Is a professional graduate, in early or mid-career, who displays both intellectual ability and clear leadership potential;
-Has already worked for two/three years in his/her chosen profession;
-Is committed to return to his/her home country and contribute to its socio-economic development, by implementing the new skills and knowledge acquired in the UK;
-Has a proven track record of professional excellence and achievement, with the prospect of becoming a leader in his/her chosen field;
-Is able to show at interview that he/she possesses the personal qualities to benefit from the Scholarship and use it to succeed in his/her chosen career;
-Is keen to engage with the wider Chevening community while in the UK and on return to his/her home country;
-Has a clear idea of how the Scholarship will benefit his/her country on his/her return.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: To apply for one of the four positions available (Eligibility Reviewer, Academic Specialist, Regional Specialist, Lay Committee Member), please send a CV with covering letter outlining each of the following:
-Applicant’s full name
-their postal and email addresses
-their phone number(s)
-position(s) being applied for
-suitability for the role(s)
-confirmation of available period of time (November for Reviewers or one of the three time periods for the Committees, as above)
-acknowledgement of willingness to sign a confidentiality agreement
-Applications should be emailed to sifting-at-chevening.org, to the attention of Michael Scott-Kline, Head of the Chevening Scholarships Secretariat.
Enquiries about the positions should be addressed to Michael Scott-Kline, Head of the Chevening Scholarships Secretariat: sifting-at-chevening.org

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadlines are as follows: Afghanistan-15 November 2013, Albania-1 November 2013, Algeria-15 November 2013, Angola 8-November 2013, Anguilla-1 November 2013, Antigua & Barbuda-8 November 2013, Argentina-15 November 2013, Armenia-1 November 2013, Australia-, Azerbaijan-8 November 2013, Bahamas-8 November 2013, Bangladesh-1 November 2013, Barbados-8 November 2013, Belarus-1 November 2013, Belize-8 November 2013, Bermuda-1 November 2013, Bhutan-, Bolivia-15 November 2013, Bosnia Herzegovina-1 November 2013, Botswana- 15 November 2013, Brazil-15 November 2013, British Overseas Territories-1 November 2013, Brunei- 15 November 2013, Burma-15 November 2013, Cambodia-15 November 2013, Cameroon-8 November 2013, Canada-8 November 2013, Cape Verde-8 November 2013, Cayman Islands-1 November 2013, Central African Republic-8 November 2013, Chad-8 November 2013, Chile-15 November 2013, China-15 December 2013, Colombia-15 November 2013, Costa Rica-8 November 2013, Croatia-1 November 2013, Cuba-8 November 2013, Djibouti-1 November 2013, Dominica-8 November 2013, Dominican Republic-8 November 2013, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea-, DR Congo, East Timor, Ecuador-15 November 2013, Egypt-8 November 2013, El Salvador-8 November 2013, Equatorial Guinea-8 November 2013, Ethiopia-1 November 2013, Falkland Islands-1 November 2013, Fiji-15 November 2013,Gabon-8 November 2013, Gambia-8 November 2013, Georgia-1 November 2013, Ghana-8 November 2013, Grenada-8 November 2013, Guatemala-8 November 2013, Guinea Bissau-8 November 2013, Guyana-15 November 2013, Haiti-8 November 2013, Honduras-8 November 2013, Hong Kong-15 November 2013, Iceland-, India-, Indonesia-8 November 2013, Iran-15 November 2013, Iraq-15 November 2013, Israel-8 November 2013, Jamaica-8 November 2013, Japan-15 November 2013, Jordan-8 November 2013,Kazakhstan-8 November 2013, Kenya-1 November 2013, Kiribati-1 November 2013, Kosovo-1 November 2013, Kyrgyzstan-8 November 2013, Laos-15 November 2013, Lebanon-8 November 2013, Lesotho-15 November 2013, Libya-15 November 2013, Macedonia-1 November 2013, Madagascar-15 November 2013, Malawi-15 November 2013, Maldives-1 November 2013, Malaysia-, Marshall Islands-1 November 2013, Mauritius-15 November 2013, Mexico-8 November 2013, Micronesia-1 November 2013, Moldova-1 November 2013, Mongolia-15 November 2013, Montserrat-1 November 2013, Montenegro-1 November 2013, Morocco-15 November 2013, Mozambique-15 November 2013, Namibia-15 November 2013, Nauru-1 November 2013, Nepal-1 November 2013, New Zealand-1 November 2013, Nicaragua-8 November 2013, Nigeria-8 November 2013, Palestinian Territories-8 November 2013, Pakistan-15 November 2013, Panama-8 November 2013, Papua New Guinea-1 November 2013, Paraguay-15 November 2013, Peru-15 November 2013, Philippines-15 November 2013, Pitcairn Island-1 November 2013, Republic of Congo-1 November 2013, Russia-1 November 2013, Rwanda-1 November 2013, Samoa-, Sao Tome and Principe-8 November 2013, Senegal-8 November 2013, Serbia-1 November 2013, Seychelles-15 November 2013, Sierra Leone-8 November 2013, Singapore-15 November 2013, Solomon Islands-1 November 2013, Somalia-1 November 2013, South Africa-15 November 2013, South Korea-15 November 2013, Southern Sudan-1 November 2013, Sri Lanka-1 November 2013, St Helena-1 November 2013, St Kitts & Nevis-8 November 2013, St Lucia-8 November 2013, St Vincent & Grenadines-8 November 2013, Sudan-15 November 2013, Swaziland-15 November 2013, Syria-8 November 2013, Taiwan-1 November 20135, Tajikistan-8 November 2013, Tanzania-1 November 2013, Thailand-15 November 2013, Trinidad & Tobago-8 November 2013, Tonga-1 November 2013, Tunisia-15 November 2013, Turkey-1 November 2013, Turkmenistan-8 November 2013, Turks and Caicos-1 November 2013, Tuvalu-1 November 2013, Uganda-1 November 2013, Ukraine-1 November 2013, Uruguay-15 November 2013, Uzbekistan-8 November 2013, Vanuatu-1 November 2013, Venezuela-15 November 2013, Vietnam-15 November 2013, Yemen-15 November 2013, Zambia-15 November 2013, Zimbabwe-15 November 2013.

 
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