Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Chevening Scholarship Scheme for Palestinian Students


Chevening is a distinguished scholarship scheme which enables outstanding Palestinian graduates to study in the UK.

Scholarships are available to Palestinian nationals for postgraduate study in the UK for 3 to 12 months. The scholarship aims to bring tomorrow’s leaders from the Palestinian Territories to undertake their Masters degree in the UK. All applications are considered, however priority is given to study related to public policy, governance, politics and media

Selection Criteria

Competition for Chevening scholarships is intense. A typical successful applicant would be:

Ø A graduate with proven academic skills

Ø Committed to return to the Palestinian Territories andcontribute to the socio-economic and/or political development through implementing new skills and knowledge acquired in the UK

Ø 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

Ø Have a clear idea how their scholarship will benefit the Palestinian Territories on their return with the potential to rise to senior and influential positions in the public or private sectors

Ø Have excellent English Language skills, that will meet the entry requirements for admission onto Postgraduate courses in the UK

Ø Applicants should be Palestinian nationals currently living in the Palestinian Territories

Ø Preference is given to candidates who have a proven track record of success or excellence in their professional life, and who display intellectual ability and leadership potential

Ø Preference will be given to applicants who have never studied in the UK

Ø Preference is given to Masters candidates. PhD candidates will not be considered

Ø We welcome applications for scholarships to studythroughout the UK .

How do I apply?

The application process for the 2012/13 academic year is now open. Applications will be accepted until 23 January 2012. For more information on how to apply and download the Chevening Scholarship Application form, please click:

Ø We strongly encourage you to do substantial initial research on your study in the UK to choose the right courses and universities suitable for your future career development. The British Council can provide some advice on this field

You will be asked to justify your choices of courses at the interview.

Ø Applications will ONLY be accepted via the online application system located on the British Council website

Ø In your application you will be asked to list contact details for two referees. Referees should be professional and/or academic. References are not required with the application form

Ø You must indicate which courses and institutions you would like to attend on your application form. You are strongly advised to apply to those institutions before receiving an award, as places on popular courses fill early

Ø IELTS is an entry requirement for universities in the UK, most require a minimum score of 6.5. If you have not yet taken IELTS you can still apply for Chevening. TOEFL is also accepted.

Ø The word limit for the personal statement is 1,000 words

Ø Refer to the e-Chevening Guidelines .

What does the scholarship cover?

Ø Tuition fees

Ø A monthly allowance

Ø Student visa costs

Ø Pre-departure briefing from the British Council

Scholarships do not cover the costs for accompanying family


The FCO makes the final decision on applications for Chevening scholarships. Candidates are assessed on academic merit; achievements to date both in and outside of the academic and workplace areas; referees' letters; proposed area of study and future career in line with FCO priority areas; leadership potential and potential to further strengthen the UK- Palestinian bilateral relationship.

We are committed to a Policy of Equal Opportunities and we welcome applications from all sections of the community. All applications will be evaluated solely on the basis of the award criteria as listed on the website.

The Board’s decision is final and confidential and no appeals are considered. The British Council or British Consulate General is unable to enter into any discussion about the board’s decisions.

Further information

Additional information about Chevening is available from theChevening website and Education UK .

Read some Frequently Asked Questions about studying in the UK.

Chevening Conversations blog (

Chevening information pages on the FCO website .

Chevening official Facebook page

E-Chevening - Guidelines on how to complete the application form

Please quote on your application when applying for this scholarship

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