Chevening Scholarships India- All about the best Chevening Scholarships
Updated on Aug 21, 2014 - 5:27 p.m. IST by Bedasree Das
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With over 2000 scholars supported in the last 30 years, the Chevening Scholarships India offers a plethora of opportunities to both students and professionals with outstanding talent. The much sought after scholarship programme fulfils the ambitions of over 90 aspirants annually from an extensive range of fields like media, economy, politics, Information Technology, culture, and so on.

Chevening Scholarships India promotes many short-term fellowship degrees at prestigious universities like Oxford and Wesminister through its partnerships with many respected organizations worldwide.

Here we bring you a list of the best known Chevening Scholarships applicable, specially, to Indian aspirants:

Following are the Chevening programmes available in India:

Chevening Masters programmes

  1. Chevening-Clore Leadership Scholarship
  2. Chevening-Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Scholarship
  3. Chevening-HSBC Scholarship
  4. Chevening- Weindenfeld Scholarship

Chevening Fellowship programmes

  1. Chevening India-Rolls Royce Science and Innovation Leadership Programme
  2. Chevening India-TCS Cyber Security Programme
  3. Chevening India Journalism Programme
  4. Chevening Gurukul Scholarships for Leadership and Excellence

Both types of scholarships are explained in details below:

Chevening MA scholarships:

Under this scholarship, around 30 talented scholars have the chance of pursuing a fully funded one-year Master’s course at a UK university. The Chevening MA scholarship is extended to aspirants who display outstanding academic and leadership potentials.

Below are some of the Chevening  Masters Scholarships:

1. Chevening-HSBC Scholarship

The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, through its global education programme, makes contributions for upto 40 Chevening scholarships every year. The partnership, which started around 10 years back, has funded more than 300 Chevening scholars.

The Chevening-HSBC Scholarship offers 3 full time scholarships to Indians citizens for pursuing full time Masters degree at any UK university.

Although the scholarships are open to all fields, they are usually offered to aspirants from the fields of Finance, Economics and Environmental Studies. A wider range of subjects include courses like Law, Economics, Public Policy, Global Politics, Business Administration, Water & Environmental Management, Energy Studies, Engineering for Sustainable Development and Global Environment & Climate Change Law.


2.  Chevening-Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Scholarship

The Commonwealth Broadcasting Association, the largest global association of public service broadcasters, has partnered with Chevening to offer three full time scholarship for pursuing postgraduate media courses. The scholarships are for one-year postgraduate courses in broadcast-related subjects at London City University, the University of East Anglia and the University of Westminster.

Below are the courses for which MA courses are funded:

a. City University London
    The International Journalism MA

b. University of East Anglia
    MA in Media and International Development

c. University of Westminster
    MA Media Management


3.  Chevening-Clore Leadership Scholarship

The Clore Leadership programme has joined hands with Chevening to award exceptional culture leaders across the world. The international fellows are usually picked from countries like the UK, Canada, China, Egypt, Hungary, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.

Clore fellowships are awarded to aspirants across the cultural sector. So, you could be part of fields ranging from cultural archives to theatre production to visual and performing arts, film and digital media, heritage, libraries, museums and cultural policy.

There are four scholarships available for International students every year.


4.  Chevening- Weindenfeld Scholarship

The Chevening - Weindenfeld Scholarship offers a one-year Public Policy masters degree at the Blavatnik School under the University of Oxford. Under the programme, five scholarships are awarded every year to aspirants who display leadership skills and outstanding academic record.

The scholarships are awarded by the Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme in collaboration with the Institute of Strategic Dialogue and the Chevening Scholarship scheme.


Chevening Fellowship programmes

The Chevening Fellowship Programme generally enables mid-career professionals from India to pursue short-term fully funded courses in renowned universities in the United Kingdom. The fellowships are funded jointly by Chevening and partner institutions like TCS, Rolls Royce, and so on.

Below are some of the Chevening Fellowship programmes:

1.  Chevening India-Rolls Royce Science and Innovation Leadership Programme

In a bid to encourage mid-career professionals towards education, the Chevening India-Rolls Royce Science and Innovation Leadership Programme (CRISP) awards 12 Indian aspirants for a fully funded eleven-week opportunity at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

The programme funded jointly by Chevening and Rolls Royce picks up professionals working in the fields of science, innovation and public policy.

There are four main subjects in the programme i.e., Science, Innovation, Leadership & Management and Politics/Policy which are offered through a wide range of modules, which include lectures, workshops, visits and interactions with companies and scientists.


2. Chevening India-TCS Cyber Security Programme

With an objective to enhance participation in the field of cyber security, the Chevening India-TCS Cyber Security Programme enables 6 Indian scholars to pursue a 12-week course on law and policy related to cyber security at the Cranfield University.

The course focuses on three major areas:

  1. Cyber threats and risk assessment
  2. Cyber security consumer awareness and consumer protection
  3. Cyber crime and Internet law, including the economic impact of cyber crime.

The Chevening India-TCS Cyber Security Programme has some special eligibility criteria. They are:

  1. An academic background in science, engineering or technology or considerable experience of working in the mentioned fields.
  2. At least 7 years work experience at the time of application and 5 working years after the programme.
  3. Work experience in Cyber Security or Policy issues.


3.     Chevening India Journalism Programme

The Chevening India Journalism Programme enables 14 talented mid-career journalist to pursue a specifically designed programme called Good Governance in a Changing World: Media, Politics and Society at the University of Westminster.

The Fellowship covers:

  1. Programme fees
  2. Accomodation for the felllows
  3. Return airfare from India to the UK
  4. Visa costs
  5. Travel and accomodation on study visits
  6. Travel to and from London and local travel in London

The Chevening India Journalism Programme has some special eligibility criteria. They are:

  1. Candidates should have at least seven years of professional experience
  2. Applications are generally invited from future media leaders and opinion formers working in the areas of political, economic and business journalism in India and Bhutan.


4.  Chevening Gurukul Scholarships for Leadership and Excellence

The Chevening Gurukul Scholarships for Leadership and Excellence were specially designed to celebrate 50 years of India’s Independence. The fellowship is aimed at mid-career young professionals from diverse backgrounds with a strong leadership potential.

The scholarship is awarded to 12 aspirants every year who become Gurukul fellows and pursue an all expenses paid, twelve-week residential course at King’s College London. The aspirants, however, should have at least 10 years of working experience in any public, private and non-governmental organisation.

The Fellowship covers:

  1. Programme fees
  2. Accommodation for the Scholars.
  3. A subsistence allowance
  4. Return airfare from India to UK
  5. Travel to and from London and local travel in London
  6. Reimbursement of UK Visa
  7. Travel and accommodation on study visits

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