November 1, 2012
Apply for 2013/14 Chevening Scholarships
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 began in 1983 and has developed into a
prestigious international scheme. Chevening Scholars come from over 116
countries worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and this year the
Scholarships will support approximately 700 individuals. There are over
41,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an
influential and highly regarded global network.
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.
To help you prepare your application, you should also do the following:
- Sign up for alerts sbout application information by going to your country page and clicking on ‘Register'.
- There will be new minimum English language requirements for 2013/14 applicants which you will have to meet before applying for a Chevening Scholarship. Some countries will be exempt (see the guidance for applicants for full details), but if you don’t have a valid certificate you should book an English language test date now.
- Research which UK courses
you wish to study as you must include these on your application and
demonstrate why you believe these are the right courses for your
career. A list of UK universities is available with links to postgraduate information.
- Research the English language requirements for your chosen courses
– they are almost certain to have higher requirements than the minimum
requirements for applying for a Chevening Scholarship. Plan how you are
going to meet those requirements.
- Think about who you will nominate as referees on your application.
You are required to nominate two referees. These should be people who
know you well and can comment on your general suitability to receive a
Chevening Scholarship, including your leadership qualities. Referees
could, for example, be an academic from your former university, a
senior person in the organisation you work for, or a senior person you
work closely with or you have previously worked with.