Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Chevening Scholarships for Croatia


The Chevening Scholarships Programme is a prestigious awards scheme that funds international postgraduate students who want to study in the United Kingdom. It is funded by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and administered by the British Council.

These scholarships are available in more than 150 countries. So far, more than 300 Croatian citizens have received their Chevening awards.

Application period for Chevening scholarships for the academic year 2012/13 for Croatia is now open!

Due to technical problems with the on-line application system (e-Chevening), the deadline for the submission of applications has been extended to 27 November 2011.

Please note that we are currently experiencing technical difficulties with the on-line application system (e-Chevening). We expect that on-line application system will be operational in the near future, so please check back often to ensure that you can complete the application procedure. As a result of these difficulties, we will consider extending the application deadline.

Priority areas

Chevening scholarships are targeted towards a broad range of fields and disciplines that may vary slightly as priority areas are subject to revision each year. This year’s priority areas are as follows:
  • Political Studies, International Relations, EU Studies
  • Public Administration
  • Banking, Finance and Economics
  • Business and Management
  • Law, Justice, Home Affairs
  • Environment, Climate Change
  • Journalism
We are offering scholarships for postgraduate courses running over a period not shorter than 3 months and up to maximum of 12-15 months for Master’s degrees in the academic year 2012 – 2013.

What the scholarship covers

The scholarships are fully funded and they cover the following:
  • a gratis student visa
  • academic fees (maximum £12.000 for studies at business schools)
  • a monthly allowance to cover living expenses, including accommodation
  • an arrival and departure allowance to help with travel
  • travel costs to and from the UK.

University placement

You must indicate which institutions and courses you wish to study in. You are strongly advised to apply to your chosen institutions as soon as possible and not wait for the outcome of the scholarship application. Application for Chevening scholarships is independent of university placement. Popular courses fill quickly. The selection panel will welcome evidence that you have looked for information on the courses available and can discuss your preferences. For more information on courses and institutions, please visitEducationUK.

Selection Criteria

The Chevening scholarships are very competitive. A typical successful applicant should:
  • be a graduate with a proven academic record, preferably with work experience in the chosen field of study;
  • be committed to return to Croatia and contribute to the socio-economic development and/or political development by implementing new skills and knowledge acquired in the UK;
  • be able to show interest in good governance, the political, diplomatic and commercial interests of Croatia;
  • be able to show that he/she possesses personal qualities and will benefit from the scholarship thus succeeding in their chosen career;
  • have a clear idea of how their acquired knowledge will benefit Croatia upon their return and show that they have the ability to rise to senior and influential positions in public and private sectors;
  • have excellent English language skills (most British Higher Education Institutions require a minimum IELTS of 6.5 for admission into postgraduate courses). For more information regarding the IELTS test, please check
  • be a Croatian national with permanent residence in Croatia.

Application information

Applications will ONLY be accepted via the online application system( Applicants without an IELTS (International English Testing System) score should input n/a or TBC (To be confirmed) in the application form.

English language test results are not required at the application stage. Test results will be required only for the candidates recommended for the scholarship after the interview, in which case the cost of the exam will be covered by the Chevening programme.

Shortlisted candidates will also be invited to an interview in December 2011 or January 2012. Dates to be confirmed.

Note: All additional documents and references including transcript of grades and a copy of the diploma (translated and verified by a court interpreter), and 2 original references (either in English or in Croatian, accompanied by a translation by a court interpreter) will be requested from candidates who are successful after the first selection stage. Therefore, please do not submit any supporting documentation during the application period.

Please quote on your application when applying for this scholarship

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