Applications are open for the Chevening Scholarships 2016. The scholarships are awarded to professionals who exhibit future leaders and decision-makers in a range of fields like media, civil society, religion and society. Chevening Scholarships offer financial support to pursue a Master’s degree at UK’s leading universities.
The Chevening Scholarships Programme was established in 1983 and over 2,000 scholars have been supported by the Chevening India programme in the past 30 years.
Applications for the following categories of Chevenings cholarships 2016 have opened:
Chevening Masters Scholarship programme: Around 60 fully funded scholarships for Indian graduates to study one year Masters in any subject at a recognised UK university.
Chevening TCS Cyber Security Fellowship Programme: A 12 weeks fully funded Fellowship for mid-career Indian professionals at Cranfield University. 7 seats are available internationally.
Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship Programme: A fully-funded, eight-week fellowship at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Westminster, London with the theme ‘Good Governance in a Changing World: Media, Politics and Society’. 14 seats are available internationally of which 7 are for Indians.
The general eligibility criteria for Chevening scholarships 2016 are as follows:
Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country, and intend to return there for a minimum of 2 years after your Award has finished.
Hold a degree that is equivalent to at least an upper-second class (2:1) honours degree in the UK before applying.
Have completed at least two years’ work experience before applying. This can include voluntary work and paid or unpaid internships.
Apply to three different eligible UK university courses (unless otherwise specified in your award category).
Not hold British citizenship or dual British citizenship, unless you are a citizen of a British Overseas Territory.
Not have previously studied in the UK under a UK government-funded scholarship.
Not be an employee, relative of employee, or former employee (since July 2012) of Her Majesty’s Government (including British Embassies/High Commissions, the Department for International Development, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, UK Trade and Investment, the Ministry of Defence and the Home Office), the British Council, a partner, a sponsoring UK university, or a staff member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
Category wise eligibility:
Chevening Masters Scholarship programme: Graduates with at least two years' work experience at the time of applying. This can include voluntary work and paid or unpaid internships.
Chevening TCS Cyber Security Fellowship Programme: Minimum seven years work experience in Cyber Security/Cyber Policy issues either as a policy formulator, commentator or academic: applications are encouraged from industry, civil society, academia, and the public sector.
Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship Programme: Future media leaders and opinion formers working in the areas of political, economic and business journalism in India. The ideal candidate should be a mid-career Journalist from India covering political and economic sectors.
Awarding Institute / Body:UK government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organizations.
How to Apply:
Only online applications are open for Chevening Scholarships 2016
CLICK HERE to apply for Chevening Scholarship.
There are ten sections to the application form, and you will need to complete all sections before you can submit your application.
Value of scholarship:
The Chevening Scholarship covers:
A monthly stipend
Travel to and from your country via an approved route
An arrival and excess baggage allowance
A thesis or dissertation grant
The cost of an entry clearance visa
The deadline for application is 3 November, 2015.
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