Chevening Scholarships for International Students in UK 2018-2019


Chevening Scholarships for Postgraduate Students in UK, and applications are submitted till 7 November 2017. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations offer Chevening scholarships for master 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.  Full details: 

School(Institutions/ Country):  at any UK University | UK

Level: ull or part funding for full-time courses at postgraduate level, normally a one-year Master’s degree at any UK University.

Field(s): any subject

Deadline: 7 November 2017.

Funded By:  Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Chevening Scholarships are targeted for Students from Chevening countries(Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bennin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo the Democratic Republic of the, Cook Island, Costa Rica, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Korea Republic of, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Liberia, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montserrat, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Burma 

Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Island, Republic of Congo, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Southern Sudan, Sri Lanka, St Helena, Sriname, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Lucia, 

St Vincent & Grenadines, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, UK, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe, Kosovo, South Caucasus) can apply for these scholarships.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

‣ No. of awards:  There are approximately 1,500 Chevening Scholarships on offer globally for the 2018/2019 academic cycle.

‣ Scholarship Tenure : not known

Value of Scholarship :  A full Chevening Scholarship award normally comprises:

  • university tuition fees
  • a monthly stipend
  • travel costs to and from the UK
  • an arrival allowance
  • a homeward departure allowance
  • a thesis grant
  • a grant for study materials
  • a study travel allowance
  • the cost of one visa application
  • a travel grant to attend Chevening events in the UK

Description

‣  Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations.

‣ The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK.

‣ The Chevening programme was established in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international scheme. Chevening Scholars come from more than 150 countries and territories worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and this year the Scholarships will support more than 1500 individuals.

‣ There are over 43,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a  Chevening Scholarships  you must:

‣ Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country.

‣ Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your scholarship has ended

‣ Have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry to a post-graduate programme at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK

‣ Have at least two years’ work experience

‣ Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 12 July 2018

‣ Meet the Chevening English language requirement by 12 July 2018

You are not eligible for a Chevening Scholarships if you:

‣ Hold British or dual British citizenship (unless you are a citizen of a British Overseas Territory or hold BN(O) and are applying from Hong Kong)

‣ Are an employee, a relative of an employee, or a former employee (since July 2015) of Her Majesty’s Government (including British Embassies/High Commissions, the Department for International Development, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, UK Trade and Investment, the Ministry of Defence and the Home Office), the British Council, a partner, a sponsoring UK university, or a staff member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

‣ Have previously studied in the UK with funding from a UK Government-funded scholarship. Chevening Alumni are not eligible to apply for a further scholarship but may be eligible to apply for a fellowship five years after completion of the first award.


Notification:

‣ Candidates are notified that they have been selected for interview by mid-February 2018.


Scholarship Application Method 

ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM

http://www.chevening.org/apply

Below are some tips and advice for applicants when using the online application system:

1) Use the Google Chrome web browser as this is recommended for the best experience.

2) When completing your application form, work in a full-size window. This will make the application form easier to read in its original format.

3) Don't use your browser's 'back' and 'forward' buttons. This will take you out of the system and you will lose all unsaved work. Navigate through the pages of the application form by using the menu links in the form.

4) Remember your username and password. This saves time when you want to log back in to the online application system.

5) Enter information accurately, especially your contact details. Please ensure that you enter a valid email address. If it changes after you have submitted, please ensure you update it in your application otherwise you may miss important updates from the Chevening Secretariat. If you provide a second email address, please ensure that it is valid and different from your first.

6) You can preview all sections of the application form at the start of your session and before you start to complete it to familiarise yourself with what is required.

7) Consider preparing your answers offline. The application form may take some time to complete so you may wish to prepare your answers offline and then paste your answers into the online form where appropriate. This is particularly relevant if you're using a public computer, like in an internet cafe. 

8) Application questions have word counts. In the application form there is a set of questions you are required to answer. There is a minimum word count of 100 words per answer and maximum of 500 words per answer so please ensure you meet these requirements. Answers that are less than 100 words will not be considered.

9) Save as you go! There is no automatic save function on the system and each session will close after 60 minutes, even if you are still actively editing the form. Any unsaved entries will be lost, so you are strongly encouraged to save regularly to avoid losing your work!

10) You do not have to complete the form in one session. Always remember to save your work. Use the 'Logout' button (top right corner of the page) and keep a note of your username and password so that you can come back and finish off your application later. You will also be able to access your application via a link you will receive in an email.

11) Do not plagiarise. If content from other sources is used to answer the application questions, they will be considered as plagiarised, and your application will not be passed on to the reading committee, the independent body that undertakes a first review of all eligible applications received. We therefore strongly encourage you to thoroughly check your answers, ensuring they are original and not copied from other sources.

12) Please apply in English. Applications must be submitted in English. Any application not submitted in English will be deemed ineligible.

13) Check the size and format of the files you intend to upload and ensure they meet the requirement. The online system will only accept PDF documents no larger than 5 MB. Please ensure that the filename length does not exceed 50 characters.

14) Only submit your application once you’re completely satisfied with it. When you are satisfied with your application, click the 'Submit' button. Please note that once you have done this, you may not modify your application except for the contact details section. We do anticipate a high volume of applications, so please give yourself enough time to submit the strongest application possible.

15) Remember, you can only submit one application. We will only accept your first application. In order to withdraw from the process you will be asked to provide a reason for doing so before the withdrawal is final. If you choose to withdraw your application you will not be able to start another application until applications open again in 2018.

‣ Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 7 November 2017.

Chevening Scholarships 2018/2019 timeline

  • 7 August 2017-Applications open at 12:00 BST
  • 7 November 2017-Applications close at 12:00 GMT
  • From 8 November 2017- Sifting of applications against eligibility criteria
  • Mid-November to December 2017-Independent reading committees assess eligible applications
  • January to early February 2018-Applicants are shortlisted for interviews by the British Embassies/High Commissions in-country
  • By mid-February 2018-Applicants are notified that they have been selected for interview
  • 26 February 2018-Deadline for applicants invited to interview to submit references and undergraduate certificates
  • 5 March to 2 May 2018-Global interview period
  • Early June 2018-Announcement of interview results
  • 12 July 2018-Deadline for UK university unconditional offers
  • 12 July 2018-Deadline for meeting English language requirement
  • September/October 2018
  • 2018/2019 Chevening Scholars commence their studies in the UK

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

For more Information about 2017-2018 Chevening Scholarships


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