Chevening scholarships are a great way of gaining access to high-quality education. Every year, hundreds of scholars come to the UK to learn new skills and make new friends. If you want to apply, here are a few things you need to know. Please read this article in full before getting in touch, and use the website to see if the information you require is online.
How to apply?
If you want to apply for a scholarship, you will have to contact the British Embassy/High commission or The British Council in the country of which you are a citizen. Please use the country selector by selecting the first letter of the country for which you are a citizen and the then selecting the appropriate country for the application procedure.
What are the selection criteria for application?
Competition for chevening scholarships is intense, and only one in every 25 applicants is successful. A typical sucessful applicant would be : A graduate with proven academic skills. Committed to return to their country and contribute to the socio-economic development of their country through implementing new skills and knowledge acquired in the UK.
Be able to show at interview that they possess the personal qualities to benefit from their scholarship and use it to succeed in their chosen career. Hos a clear idea how their scholarship will benefit their country on their return. Have good English Language skills and must have an IELTS of 6.5 for admission onto Postgraduate courses.
What types of courses can one study on a Chevening scholarship?
Chevening scholars must study in the UK for at least 3 months. Most scholars already have a first degree and the majority study for postgraduate degrees particularly Masters courses. WE seldom fund undergraduate courses and normally only consider PhD's and Mphil's when we have a co-funding partner. For further details check: http://www.chevening.com/