Saturday, January 7, 2012

British Chevening Scholarships for ASEAN Member Countries


The Chevening Scholarship Programme is a prestigious awards scheme that funds international postgraduate students who want to study in the UK for one academic year. Funded by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office and administered by the British Council, the scheme operates in over 150 countries and annually provides funding for over 2,300 scholars. This scholarship gives you the chance to experience a world-renowned educational system. In addition, it provides you with the opportunity to experience UK life and meet other Chevening scholars. Once you become a Chevening scholar, you will discover a lot of opportunities to develop your career and become a future leader in your field.

The Chevening Scholarships programme started in 1984. It was originally called the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Scholarships and Awards Scheme. A few years later the name was changed to Chevening - after Chevening House in the Sevenoaks District of Kent, which is currently the joint official residence of the Foreign Secretary and the Deputy Prime Minister. Chevening Scholarships are for talented people who have been identified as potential future leaders across a wide range of fields including politics, business, the media, civil society, religion and academia. Most scholars undertake a one year master’s degree.

Who should apply?

Chevening Scholarships are for high calibre graduates with the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership. Applicants should be:

  • Motivated to make a career that will take them to positions of leadership in their own country within ten years of their scholarship
  • Able to use their studies and experience in the UK to benefit themselves, their countries and the UK
  • Natural influencers and talented communicators, with energy and ambition
  • People who value networking and who can demonstrate the value of networks to their studies, and to bringing about change on a global level
  • Intelligent, with demonstrable academic potential
  • Strong characters with integrity, drive, and the ability to self manage and work independently

Eligible Candidates

You can apply for a Chevening scholarship if: 
You are a postgraduate student who can prove your academic success and who has already begun a career in your chosen field.
You you have between two and five years working experience (depending on the country you are applying in), with an excellent track record illustrating your achievements and your potential to use the skills gained during your scholarship to make a difference in your country.
You have achieved an excellent mark for you undergraduate degree and can provide a transcript of your academic record. Specific academic requirements are available from the British Council offices in your country.
You are 21 years or older (there are upper age limits for specific countries so please ensure you check this during your applications process).
You are a resident in your country when you apply and provide your birth certificate (with translation).
You must have good English language skills (most UK Higher Education institutions require a minimum IELTS of 6.5 for admission into postgraduate courses).

What costs are covered by a Chevening Scholarship?

A full scholarship will cover the cost for a UK visa, a return air ticket to the UK, all tuition fees, and a monthly stipend and allowances.

Areas of study

Applicants will normally be selected from those who wish to take courses in: 
Human rights
Public administration
Project planning
Political science
International relations
Diplomatic training
Environmental studies

When to apply ?

Applications are only open at certain times of the year and differ per country.  please check the following list of British Chevening Scholarships for ASEAN member states:

  1. Chevening Scholarships for Bruneian Students
  2. Chevening Scholarships for Burmese Students
  3. Chevening Scholarships for Cambodian Students
  4. Chevening Scholarships for Filipino Students
  5. Chevening Scholarships for Indonesian and East Timorese Students
  6. Chevening Scholarships for Lao Students
  7. Chevening scholarships for Malaysian Students
  8. Chevening Scholarships for Thai Students
  9. Chevening Scholarships for Vietnamese Students
  10. Chevening Scholarships for Singaporean Students

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