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Friday, January 6, 2012

Chevening Scholarships for Bruneian Students

Overview

The Chevening Scholarship - Brunei programme for the academic year of 2012/13 is now open for applications. The programme funds full-time postgraduate study for one-year course at a UK university.

Applications are accepted in any discipline in line with the socio-economic development of Brunei, which include, but are not exclusive to Knowledge Economy and Economic Diversification-related studies; International Relations; Politics; Human Rights; Good Governance; Renewable Energy; Climate Change and Business and Islamic Finance.

The scholarship is not applicable for PhDs, undergraduate studies or professional courses (e.g. ACCA, RIBA, ICSA, Bar Vocational courses etc).


Eligibility requirements:

• Bruneian citizen or permanent resident
• Good honours degree
• Working experience at least 2 years
• Proof of professional achievements
• Fluent English (most UK Higher Education institutions require a minimum IELTS of 6.5 for admission into postgraduate courses).
Candidate is expected to show a commitment to return to Brunei, where they will contribute to the country’s development using the new skills and knowledge acquired during their stay in the UK.  
Value of scholarship:
• Academic fees (with the exception of business school programmes, where the fees element of the scholarship is capped at £12,000)
• Monthly living allowance
• A modest allowance to cover books and warm clothing
• A return economy airfare to the UK
• Gratis student visa
Application process
All applications must be made online via E-Chevening - https://www.chevening.fco.gov.uk/CheveningApplications/CA_Start.aspx  by 23 January 2012.
The E-Chevening website is best accessed with higher speed internet connection and via the latest browsers - Internet Explorer 8 and Mozilla Firefox 3.5.
If you are shortlisted for an interview you will need to submit hard copies of the following papers to the British Council:
- Copies of relevant academic certificates and transcripts
- Two (2) letters of reference (both of which should be professional or academic)
- Copy of an offer letter from a UK university (if available)
- Completed medical declaration form (after interview)
It is advisable for candidates to undertake some research about UK higher education before applying. Please visit the Education UK at www.educationuk.org website for further information about studying in the UK. Candidates are encouraged to have already made applications to the institutions of their choice by the time of interview.
Selection procedure:
The British High Commission will sift application forms and draw up a shortlist of candidates. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Estimated timeline for applications:
23 January 2012
Deadline for completion of online application

15 February 2012
Shortlisted candidates contacted for interview
24 February 2012
Submission of required documents by shortlisted applicants
March 2012
Provisional dates for interviews
April 2012
Successful candidate(s) notified
Further information:
For further enquiries please email The British Council. 


  • High Commissioner:

  • Mr Rob Fenn

Address:

British High Commission
Bandar Seri Begawan

2.01, 2nd Floor, Block D
Kompleks Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah,
Bandar Seri Begawan
BS 8711
Brunei Darussalam

Switchboard:

(673) (2) 222231/223121

Phone:

(673) (2) 222231/223121 Switchboard
(673) (2) 226002 Consular/Visa

Fax:

(673) (2) 234315 

Website:

http://ukinbrunei.fco.gov.uk/en

Office hours:

Office hours (Local time):
Monday-Thursday: 08:00-16:30
Friday: 08:00-12:30

http://ukinbrunei.fco.gov.uk/en/


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