Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Chevening Scholarship Programme For International Students 2009/2010

Chevening Scholarships are prestigious awards available to international students for study in the United Kingdom.

Chevening Scholarships are available in more than 130 countries and around 1000 Scholarships are awarded globally each year. The aim of the award is to bring to the UK present and future leaders and decision-makers in their countries. The scheme is managed by the British Council, on behalf of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Awards are usually made for:

* Postgraduate diplomas
* Masters programmes

which last up to one year.

Scholarships: All or part of overall costs.


A typical successful applicant is:

  • A graduate with the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership. These include:

-       influencing and communications skills, leadership track record, networking ability, ambition, plans for the future

-       intelligence, academic potential, drive, self management, strength of character, integrity, interests outside work

  • Motivated to make a career that will take them to positions of leadership in their own country within 10 years of their scholarship

  • Committed to networking to find global solutions

  • Able to use their studies and experience in the UK to benefit themselves, their countries and the UK

Applicants must:

  • Have good English Language skills and an IELTS score of 6.5 (or its equivalent) for admission to postgraduate courses

  • Meet the academic requirements for their courses of study

How to Apply

A new on-line application system has launched and prospective scholars applying for Chevening scholarships for 2009/10 will need to apply on-line here: E-Chevening. Remember though that you should first read your country page to see if there is any country specific information relevant to your application. The country list to follow the requirements.

Application Form and guideline: Apply for Chevening Scholarships

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