Apply: 1,500 Chevening UK Scholarships for Developing Countries 2017/2018

    Brief description: The Chevening Secretariat is accepting applications for 2017/2018 Chevening Scholarships from 8th August until 8th November 2016 for graduates from developing countries. In just a few weeks’ time, approximately 1,500 dynamic future leaders from all over the world, and from all professional backgrounds, will arrive in the UK to start a life-changing year studying and discovering the UK as a Chevening Scholar. This time next year, this really could be you, and the first step to being awarded a prestigious Chevening Scholarship is to apply

    Eligible Fields of Study: Chevening Scholarships are awarded across a wide range of fields; including politics, government, business, the media, the environment, civil society, religion, and academia in any UK University

    About Scholarship: Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with strong academic backgrounds who also have demonstrable leadership potential. The scholarship offers financial support to study for a Master’s degree at any of the UK’s leading universities and the opportunity to become part of an influential global network of 44,000 alumni. There are approximately 1,500 Chevening Scholarships on offer globally for the 2017/2018 academic cycle. These scholarships represent a significant investment from the UK government to develop the next cohort of global leaders.

    Application Deadline: 8th November 2016 | Offered annually? Yes

    Prior to starting your application for a Chevening Scholarship please ensure you have the following ready:

    • Essential: Three different UK master’s course choices
    • Optional: English language test results (if you’ve already met the requirements) 
    • Optional: UK master’s university offer (if you’ve already met the requirements)

    Chevening Scholarship

    Scholarship Offered Since: 1983

    Eligibility: To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship 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 13 July 2017
    • Meet the Chevening English language requirement by 13 July 2017

    Number of Scholarship: 1,500

    Value of 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;
    • a grant for the cost of preparation of a thesis or dissertation (if required);
    • an excess baggage allowance;
    • the cost of an entry clearance (visa) application for you only;
    • a monthly personal living allowance (stipend) to cover accommodation and living expenses. The monthly stipend will depend on whether you are studying inside or outside London. It is currently £917 per month outside London and £1134 per month inside London (subject to annual review).

    Duration of Scholarship: One year

    Eligible African Countries: Developing countries

    To be taken at (country): UK Universities

    How can I Apply? To apply for a Chevening Scholarship, you must complete and submit an online eChevening application form.

    Visit scholarship webpage for details

    Sponsors: Chevening Scholarships are funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), with further contributions from universities and other partners in the UK and overseas, including governmental and private sector bodies.

    Important Notes: The process of selecting Chevening Scholars takes a minimum of eight months from the application deadline to when scholars are conditionally selected for an award.

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