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Friday, January 6, 2012

Chevening Scholarships for Filipino, Marshallese, Micronesian and Palauan Students

Overview

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, and academia. Most scholars undertake a one year master’s degree.

In the current academic year, there are over 500 Chevening scholars at universities across the UK. The programme is mainly funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, with some contributions from Higher Education Institutions and other partners in the UK.

Filipino, Marshallese, Micronesian and Palauan candidates are selected by the British Embassy in Manila. The scheme is managed by the British Council Philippines.




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 work independently

COURSES COVERED BY THE PROGRAMME

The British Chevening Scholarship Award usually covers Master's degree programmes at universities in the United Kingdom with a duration of one year. Occassionally, the award is also given for shorter course or for research attachments that lasts from three to six month. They are not granted for more than a year of study.
There are Master's degree programmes that may last for more than one year. In such cases, the scholarship programme will only cover the first year of study.
Courses not covered by the programme
  • Secondary education
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Doctoral degree
  • National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ)
  • Military training
  • Part-time courses
  • Distance learning courses
  • Courses of less than three months or twelve weeks duration
SELECTION CRITERIA
Chevening scholarships are prestigious awards and highly sought after by people from all over the world. Applicants must have the potential to rise to positions of leadership and influence. They will need to demonstrate that they possess the personal, intellectual and interpersonal attributes reflecting this potential.
Applicants must also:
  • Be a citizen of the Philippines, Micronesia, Marshall Islands or Palau;
  • Have motivation to make a career leading to a position of leadership in their own country;
  • Be committed to use their studies and experience in the UK to benefit themselves, their countries and the UK;
  • Intend to return to home country at the end of the period of study (dual nationals will be considered by the FCO on a case to case basis);
and normally:
  • Have two years work experience relative to their chosen career;
  • Hold a local or international undergraduate degree
  • Not have received or be currently receiving financial benefit from a previous UK Government funded Scholarship.
HOW TO APPLY?
Applications are now being accepted for SY 2012 - 2013. The British Embassy in Manila accepts applications for Filipino, Marshallese, Micronesian, and Palauan nationals.
Deadline for submission of application is on 06 January 2012, 4:30PM (CLOSED). Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted.

BEFORE APPLYING
Remember that Chevening scholarships are prestigious and sought after awards aimed at extremely capable individuals who have already made an impact and are motivated to follow a career that will take them to a position of leadership within their own country.
We do not have specific criteria about areas of study, however, we recommend that you look into our priorities as they are borne in mind during the selection process.

MAKING AN APPLICATION
Prospective scholars applying for Chevening scholarships should apply using our online application tool, eChevening. If you have any questions about the online process or any other difficulties, please email us atphchevening@britishcouncil.org.ph.
For a step-by-step guide on eChevening, check the eChevening guidance here
Important reminders:

http://www.britishcouncil.org/philippines-common-study-in-the-uk-scholarships-chevening.htm

http://ukinthephilippines.fco.gov.uk/en/about-us/working-with-philippines/scholarships-and-education/

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



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