Rs.700,000 for students from India

Great Scholarships at Durham University UK

Scholarships of up to Rs.700,000 for students from India

Durham University Great Scholarships

Durham University UK

19 February 2014 by Roy Southil

Tenable at: Durham University, UK    

Courses and number of scholarships:                    
MBA (1)
MSc Management (2)
MSc Marketing (1)
MSc Finance (1)
MSc Economics (1)

Value:
For MBA: £ 5000 (Rs.500,000)
For MSc: £ 7000 (Rs.700,000) each
Scholarships are in the form of tuition fee waiver  

Duration:
MBA: 12 months or 15 months
Others: One year full-time

Eligibility: Applicants should be Indian national residing in India. They should be self-funded as overseas category. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit.

How to apply: The scholarship application deadline is 31 May 2014. To be eligible, applicants must hold an offer of admission in their chosen programmes by this date. No separate application necessary.

Further information: Can be had from scholarship page.
Contact: Name: Lindsay Duke
E-mail:l.e.duke@durham.ac.uk

Ibsen Scholarship for drama and performing arts

University of Chester Scholarships

MBA at University of Birmingham

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Ibsen Scholarships 2014

For innovative projects in the field of drama and performing arts

4 February 2014 by Roy Southil

Henrik Ibsen Scholarship 2014

Henrik Ibsen

The Ibsen Scholarships are awarded for innovative projects in the field of drama and performing arts that act as incentives for critical discourse in regards to existential and society-related subject matters concerning Henrik Ibsen and his plays. The Ibsen Scholarships were initiated  by the Norwegian government in 2007 and the first award was given in 2008. Ibsen Awards has till now handed out 23 scholarships to projects in 17 different countries.

Value: Scholarship funds amounting to NOK 1,000,000,- (approx. 120.000 Euro/162.000 US Dollars/Rs.1 crore) will be awarded to projects worldwide. The prize is awarded every two years, and the winner receives 2.5 million Norwegian kroner (approx. €300,000). There are no conditions attached to accepting the prize.

Eligibility: Scholarships are applicable to individuals, organizations or institutions within the artistic and cultural community.

How to apply: By nominations. The right to nominate is open to everyone. Self nominations are not accepted. Nominations are strictly confidential. Persons submitting nominations are bound by an agreement not to disclose the nomination to the nominee or to others until after the winner is announced. You are welcome to nominate an individual, institution or organisation that you think has brought a new artistic dimension to the world of drama or theatre.

How to nominate: The nomination can be submitted by
a) using the nomination form on this site
b) by e-mail to intl.ibsenaward@nationaltheatret.no
c) by post to International Ibsen Award, c/o Nationaltheatret, Postboks 1225 Vika, 0110 Oslo-Norway. Note that we are unable to return any material submitted.

The nomination letter must be written in English and contain a biography or CV of the nominee and well-founded arguments explaining how and why the individual, institution or organisation has brought a new artistic dimension to the world of drama or theatre. It must also contain two or three suggested referees who know and can provide additional information about the candidate’s work.

Further information: intl.ibsenaward@nationaltheatret.no

The application deadline: April 30th 2014.

The selection process: The committee will receive nominations and will consider these after the deadline expires. The committee members travel worldwide to see performances linked to nominated parties and have several meetings before deciding on a winner. A winner is announced on Ibsen’s birthday, the 20th March, with the official award ceremony and press conference taking place at the National Theatre’s Ibsen Festival the following September.

The award ceremony: The winners of The Ibsen Scholarships 2014 will be presented at Skien International Ibsen Conference on September 22nd and 23rd  in Skien, Ibsen’s home town, Norway.
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Great scholarships at Anglia Ruskin University UK

Scholarship for study in Netherlands

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Tilburg University Netherlands Scholarship

Tilburg University Netherlands 
Scholarship for Academic Excellence

3 February 2014 by Roy Southil

Tilburg University

Tilburg University

Tilburg University, Netherlands offers 39 scholarships to international students who are admitted to a Master’s program at Tilburg University.

Programmes: MA, MSc or LLM

Tenable at: Tilburg University

Duration: Tilburg University Scholarships for Academic Excellence are awarded for one academic year. Candidates applying for one of the Research Master programs will have to apply for the scholarship again for their second year of their Research Master program.

Value:  A scholarship of € 5000 for living expenses. A partial tuition waiver of up to € 10,000. Students need pay only  a tuition fee of € 2,500

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must fulfill the following admission requirements, in addition to the regular requirements for admission to a Master’s program to qualify for a Tilburg University Scholarship for Academic Excellence.
  • Candidates must have revceived unconditional admission to one of the graduate programs at Tilburg University for the academic year 2014-2015.
  • Candidates must have achieved excellent study results in their relevant under graduate program. As an indication, the student must have graduated with an average result of at least 8 out of 10, or must be among the top 10% of their class.
  • Candidates must hold a non-EU/EEA passport. Candidates should fill in the Scholarship Application Form.
  • Candidates must be newly enrolled at Tilburg University.

Selection process:
Selection will be based on the the academic results in the relevant undergraduate program. The quality and content of the Scholarship Application Form. The language test score.

How to apply: Application must be made on the downloadable application form. State in the application form that you graduated with an average result of at least 8 out of 10 in a relevant undergraduate program, by providing your calculated GPA and/or proof that you belong to the top 10% of your class.

Application deadline: 1 April 2014. Students starting their program in February 2015 are also eligible for the Tilburg University Scholarship for Academic Excellence, but they need to meet the deadline of 1 April 2014.

Further information: can be had from the scholarship web page.

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The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Early Career Fellowships for Researchers in India

The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Early Career Fellowships for Researchers in India

The Wellcome Trust is a global charity dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. It supports the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities. The India Alliance is its first venture internationally where it has partnered with the Government to build capacity not only by providing funding for science but also by training a Grants unit that follows internationally recognized processes.

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT), under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, was formed in 1986, giving a new impetus to the development of the field of modern biology and biotechnology in India. It has made a significant impact on the growth and application of biotechnology in the broad areas of agriculture, healthcare, animal sciences, environment and industry.

Together, this partnership is aimed at strengthening the capacity of Indian scientific community with outstanding biomedical researchers.  The India Alliance offers four Fellowship schemes to basic biomedical scientists, clinicians, public health researchers and veterinarians who wish to pursue academic research in India. This scheme provides a unique opportunity for the most promising postdoctoral researchers to carry out research in India.

The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance, launched on 9 September 2008, is an £80 million initiative funded equally by The Wellcome Trust, UK and Department of Biotechnology, India.

Early Career Fellowships

Tenure: Five years (full time).

Eligibility:

Applicants can be of any nationality and their PhD need not have been taken in India. Applicants must be in the final year of their PhD studies or have no more than four years of postdoctoral research experience from the date of their PhD viva to the full application submission deadline. Career breaks or time spent outside the research environment will be considered but has to be clearly mentioned in the application.

If the candidates hold/are being considered/have a commitment for a faculty position, they should write to the Office with their CV before submitting the application.

It is mandatory that applicants carry out their Fellowship project in a laboratory that is not their Thesis laboratory or Thesis environment. If there are compelling reasons to continue in or return to applicants’ thesis laboratory, please contact the Office.
Fellowships may not be taken up prior to the completion of a successful PhD viva. The Fellowship must be started within one year of being awarded. The final year or a majority of the final year of the Fellowship must be spent in host institution in India.

Value:

Research expenses that include materials and consumables; animals; support to attend scientific meetings; and equipment like laptop are provided. Additional allowances for travel and overseas subsistence for work outside the Host Institution of up to 24 months to an external laboratory either in India or abroad.

The total award for an Early Career Fellowship typically amounts to INR 1.5 Crores. This includes the costs requested by the applicant as well as the set contributions by the India Alliance. For further details, see costing policies.

Fellow’s personal support

The India Alliance has set a level of personal support for each scheme amounting to Rs 8,06,400/ year. In addition to this, for Early Career Fellows who have requested overseas visits, a subsistence allowance of Rs 1,50,000/ month will be provided.

Overhead Costs: The India Alliance will make a contribution towards the indirect costs incurred by the host institution in housing the research, and is set at 10% of the total award.

Work outside host institution: The India Alliance will provide a contribution to carry out research outside the host institution, either in India or abroad, for Early Career up to 2 years.

Working elsewhere in India: Emoluments/subsistence would be provided in line with that of local rates. Travel costs must be specified by the applicant.

Working abroad: Applicants will be provided with an emolument/allowance of Rs 1.5 Lakhs per month. In addition, a total of Rs 1.5 Lakhs would be provided to cover travel costs.

Contingency fund: To meet unanticipated costs contingency fund called Flexible Funding Allowance of Rs.50,000 will be provided.

Deadlines

Current Competition
Preliminary application launch: 1 May 2013
Preliminary application deadline: 13 June 2013
Invited full application deadline: 3 September 2013
Selection Committee short-listing: January 2014
Interviews for short-listed candidates: February 2014

Application process

A preliminary application can be submitted through the online system, IASys. Please ensure that the form is submitted by the published deadline.

Preliminary application will normally be assessed within one month of the submission deadline. Successful applicants will be invited to submit a full application. The full application will be peer reviewed and considered by the appropriate Selection Committee. Successful candidates will be short-listed for interview. Short-listed candidates will be notified two weeks before the interview date.

Further information: Please visit the fellowship page.

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Sheffield University Arts International Undergraduate Scholarships

Sheffield University Arts International Undergraduate Scholarships

11 December 2013 Roy Southil

Field of study: Any subject in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

Tenable at: Sheffield University.

Eligibility: Applicants should be International undergraduate students commencing their studies in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

Value: £1,500 per year each in the form of a tuition fee reduction. Applicants must hold an offer of a study place and begin their undergraduate studies in September 2013 in one of these departments: Archaeology, Biblical Studies, History, Philosophy, Music, School of English, School of Languages and Cultures. Applicants should be self-funding and classified as overseas for tuition fee purposes. The scholarships will be awarded unconditionally in the first year of studies. Award in subsequent years of study is subject to the achievement of 60% overall average mark.

How to apply: The scholarships will be awarded automatically – no application is required in first or subsequent years.

Further information: can be had from the website of the Sheffield University.

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Sheffield University Management International Undergraduate Scholarships

Sheffield University Management International Undergraduate  Scholarships

11 December 2013 Roy Southil

Field of study: Management.

Tenable at: The Management School, Sheffield University.

Eligibility: Applicants should be international undergraduate students starting their studies in the Management School.

Value: £1,500 per year each in the form of a tuition fee reduction. Applicants must hold an offer of a study place and begin their undergraduate studies in the Management School. Applicants should be self-funding and classified as overseas for tuition fee purposes. The scholarships will be awarded unconditionally in the first year of studies. Award in subsequent years of study is subject to the achievement of 60% overall average mark.

How to apply: The scholarships will be awarded automatically – no application is required in first or subsequent years.

Further information: can be had from the website of the Sheffield University.

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Sheffield University Arts International Undergraduate Scholarships

Sheffield University Arts International Undergraduate Scholarships
Roy Southil    9 October 2013

Field of study: Any subject in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

Tenable at: Sheffield University.

Eligibility: Applicants should be International undergraduate students commencing their studies in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

Value: £1,500 per year each in the form of a tuition fee reduction.

Eligibility: Applicants must hold an offer of a study place and begin their undergraduate studies in one of these departments: Archaeology, Biblical Studies, History, Philosophy, Music, School of English, School of Languages and Cultures. Applicants should be self-funding and classified as overseas for tuition fee purposes. The scholarships will be awarded unconditionally in the first year of studies. Award in subsequent years of study is subject to the achievement of 60% overall average mark.

How to apply: The scholarships will be awarded automatically – no application is required in first or subsequent years.

Further information: can be had from the website of the Sheffield University.

Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship (including Prime Minister’s Scholarship)

Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship (including Prime Minister’s Scholarship)

Roy Southil    9 October 2013
The Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship provides financial support for international students to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a Masters or PhD level either by coursework or research in any field of study in Australia.

Duration: Up to 4 years.

Aims of the scholarship
The Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship aims to: enable high achieving international students to undertake a postgraduate qualification either by coursework or research in their chosen fields of study in Australia, strengthen bilateral ties between Australia and the participating countries, showcase Australia’s education sector, strengthen mutual understanding between the people of Australia and recipients home countries, and build international linkages and networks.

Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Incoming Postgraduate Scholarship

The top twenty (20) recipients of the Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship (PhD only), from the ten eligible Asian countries and regions listed below, will be offered the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Scholarship and its additional benefits.

Participating countries:
Citizens and/or Permanent Residents of India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Singapore, The People’s Republic of China (including Hong Kong, and Macau SAR’s), Taiwan, Thailand and Viet Nam are eligible for this Scholarship.

All eligible international applicants for the Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship from the countries and regions listed above will automatically be considered for this Scholarship. Applicants do not have to acknowledge that they want to be considered for a Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Scholarship.

International applicants are advised not to contact their Australian host university regarding the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Incoming Postgraduate Scholarship. The eligibility requirements and application process are the same as for the Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship.

When to apply: Applications for the 2015 round are expected to open in April 2014. Please check the Australia Awards Endeavour Scholarship and Fellowships website closer to April 2014 for further information, applicant guidelines and eligibility criteria.

 

Adelaide International Undergraduate Scholarships (AIUS)

Adelaide International Undergraduate Scholarships (AIUS)

No. of scholarships: 4.

Tenable at: Bradford College(1), Eynesbury College(1), General (2)

Field of study: Any discipline except Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Bachelor of Oral Health and the Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience).

Duration: Up to four years.

Eligibility: For international students commencing undergraduate study only.

Value: Waiver of full tuition fees for the normal duration of the program, subject to satisfactory performance.

1. AIUS Bradford College Scholarship

No. of scholarships: 1.

Value: 100% tuition fee waiver for the top ranked student.

Ciitzenship: International.

Applicants must be undertaking a Foundation Studies program at Bradord College in Adelaide. Available for entry into Semester 1 only.

How to apply: No application required. Bradford College will nominate recipient.

2. AIUS Eynesbury College Scholarship

No. of scholarships: 1.

Value: 100% tuition fee waiver for the top ranked student.

Citizenship:  International.

Applicants must be undertaking a Foundation Studies program at Eynesbury College in Adelaide. Available for entry into Semester 1 only

How to apply: No application required. The College will nominate recipient.

Academic Eligibility Criteria: Refer to the guide for minimum academic eligibility criteria for all undergraduate scholarships.

Further information: Download a copy of the scholarship conditions. Visit the university website for more information.

Chevening Scholarship

Chevening Scholarship

Chevening Scholarship programme was established in 1983 by the Government of UK. Chevening Scholarships are funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. It is now an internationally prestigious scholarship programme with over 42,000 alumni. This year the Scholarships will support over 600 established or emerging leaders studying at universities across the UK. Chevening Scholarships are currently offered in 118 countries. Chevening Scholarships are offered to  candidates to study a one-year postgraduate Master’s course in any discipline at any UK university. The Scholarships are awarded to talented individuals who have the potential to become future leaders, decision-makers and opinion formers. Scholars come from a wide range of fields, such as politics, government, business, the media, the environment, civil society, religion, and academia.

The name ‘Chevening’ comes from Chevening House in Sevenoaks, Kent – currently the joint official residence of the British Foreign Secretary and the Deputy Prime Minister.

The terms and conditions of the award of scholarships may vary from country to country. This article is primarily for applicants in India. Readers from other countries are advised to visit their country-specific pages of the Chevening website. Links to country pages are provided at the bottom of this article. Short courses are also funded in some countries. Further details can also be had from the local British Embassy or High Commission website. However, do not contact the local British Embassy or High Commission directly.

Short listed candidates are interviewed by the British Embassy or High Commission in their home country. The programme is administered on behalf of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office by the Chevening Scholarships Secretariat which is based in London.

ELIGIBILITY
To qualify for a Chevening Scholarship, applicant should be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country at the time of applying for the award, and intend to return to their country at the end of the period of study, hold a degree that is equivalent to at least an upper second-class honours degree in the UK. Candidates should have passed the minimum Chevening English language requirement (given below), have completed at least two years’ work or equivalent experience before applying, be able to obtain the correct visa, and receive an unconditional offer from a UK university. There are no age restrictions for Chevening Scholarships. Applicants who do not meet the above criteria are advised not to apply. Their applications will be rejected.

Candidates who have already received financial benefit from a UK government-funded scholarship award are not eligible to apply for a Chevening Scholarship. Candidates whose immediate relatives (immediate relatives are defined as parents or step-parents, siblings or step-siblings, children or step-children, spouse, civil partner or unmarried partner (where the couple have been in a relationship akin to marriage or civil partnership for at least two years).

Other categories of applicants who are ineligible to apply are, those employed by Her Majesty’s Government (this includes the FCO, FCO Overseas Posts, the Department for International Development, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, UK Trade and Investment, the Ministry of Defence and the UK Border Agency), the British Council, a co-sponsor or a sponsoring university and the Association of Commonwealth Universities; candidates or their immediate relatives (see the definition of immediate relatives mentioned above) left the above employment categories after 30 September 2011; candidates have already received financial benefit from a UK government-funded scholarship award; candidates who are applying from a country other than their home country, unless they are able to return to their home country for interview and demonstrate their intention to return there immediately after the completion of their courses to become a future leader, decision-maker or opinion former; candidates are dual nationals, where one of their nationalities is British (except if they are a national of a British Overseas Territory, or if they hold BN(O) nationality and are applying from Hong Kong), or if they have any valid leave to enter or remain in the UK which suggests that they may not return to their home countries after their Scholarship. They will be asked to disclose full details of any other nationalities held and their UK immigration status, if they are invited to attend an interview.

SELECTION CRITERIA
Chevening Scholarships are for high-calibre graduates with the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership. Candidates are required to demonstrate that they meet all of the selection criteria below. Applicants should have the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership in their home country; are motivated to develop their career in order to establish a position of leadership in their own country within 10 years of their Scholarship; have a clear post-Scholarship plan, outlining their career objectives and how they plan to achieve them; are committed to networking to find global solutions; are committed to networking within the Chevening community, via online engagement and attending Chevening events in the UK and engaging with the alumni network in their home country; are able to use their studies and experience in the UK to benefit themselves, their country and the UK; are capable of successfully undertaking and completing their proposed course of study in the UK.

The FCO and Secretariat are firmly committed to equal opportunities and do not discriminate on the grounds of race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

Applicants must meet Chevening’s minimum English language requirement.

You can fulfil the Chevening English language requirement by taking an English language test and achieving the scores specified in the Terms and Conditions or by claiming an exemption based on the UKBA exemption lists outlined in the Terms and Conditions. You should take an English language test as early as possible, and well in advance of the deadline. For Chevening candidates, no pre-sessionals are allowed in any instance (this applies to self-funded pre-sessionals too). Applicants are free to take tests more than once in order to meet the Chevening English language requirement.  All tests should be taken by 23 June 2014 at the latest. Chevening does not pay for costs associated with English language.

The English language test must be taken from one of the three approved providers below, on or after 1 October 2012.

Academic IELTS
Overall score – 6.5, with a minimum score in each component of: Listening – 5.5, Reading – 5.5, Speaking – 5.5, Writing – 5.5.

Pearson PTE Academic
Overall score – 58, with a minimum score in each component of: Listening – 42, Reading – 42, Speaking – 42, Writing – 42.

TOEFL iBT
Overall score – 79, with a minimum score in each component of: Listening – 17, Reading – 18, Speaking – 20, Writing – 17.

Candidates who do not already have an existing eligibility test certificate should prepare and appear for the test as early as possible.  Visit the test conducting organisation’s website to locate the nearest coaching centre and test centre.

Applicants who are nationals of one of the following countries are exempt from an English language test for a Chevening Scholarship, in line with Home Office policy:

Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, the United States of America and British Overseas Territories.

Applicants who have been awarded a Bachelor’s degree or higher in one of the following countries are also exempt from submitting an English language test for a Chevening Scholarship:

Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, the UK, and the United States of America.

If an Academic IELTS, PTE Academic or TOEFL iBT test is taken before applying, applicants should include their English language test score and test certificate number on their Chevening application form. These test certificates will only be valid if their tests were taken after 1 October 2012.

All Chevening Scholars must satisfy the academic and English language requirements for their chosen course of study. The English language requirements for some courses may be higher than the minimum eligibility requirement for a Chevening Scholarship or applicants may be required to take a different English language test or obtain a higher score. It is the candidate’s responsibility to meet any higher or different requirements. Being a Chevening Scholar does not automatically exempt candidates from university requirements or the requirements of the UK Border Agency. No pre-sessional courses for Chevening candidates are allowed, even in instances where their university requests one or where attendance is self-funded.

UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS
Candidates should submit applications to UK universities before, or at the same time as, applying for a Chevening Scholarship. The scholarship does not pay any fee relating to university applications, including administration fees, English tests and GMAT tests.

COURSES

The courses to which an applicant apply must be:

A one-year postgraduate Master’s course, the University of Oxford Certificate in Diplomatic Studies, or an approved short course (as advertised from time to time on the Chevening website and/or the applicant’s local British Embassy or High Commission website).

COURSES THAT ARE NOT COVERED
Undergraduate degrees, distance learning courses, part-time courses, courses over one year in length including PhDs or DPhils, Supervised research not leading to a Master’s degree qualification, courses with more than one month of study outside the UK will not be accepted under the Chevening Scholarships programme.

Applicants are required to state the names of three chosen UK Masters’ courses and universities on the Chevening application form, in order of preference. Applicants must include, on the Chevening application form, the full name of the university/universities and the exact name of their preferred courses (as set out on the university website or prospectus). Only Masters’ courses starting in September/October 2014 are eligible for funding. Courses starting later in 2014 or in 2015 are not eligible for funding.

Think carefully about which universities and courses applicants choose on their application forms. If the Chevening Scholarship application is successful applicants will be expected to attend their first choice university course and will not be able to change their course selection. Applicants will not be able to change their first choice unless they are declined by the university. If the first choice is not available candidates are expected to accept their second or third choice in that order.

The Chevening Scholarships Secretariat does not guarantee placement at any particular university or course, and it is the responsibility of applicants to ensure that they apply to universities sufficiently early.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE

Applicants may register their interest in the Chevening Scholarships programme and sign up to receive notifications of application opening and closing dates for your country via the country pages of the Chevening website. Application for a Chevening Scholarship should be submitted electronically by completing the online Chevening Scholarships application form. Before applying candidates should check their country pages for details of priority areas and any specific information that applies to applicants from their country, including the closing date for applications.  Applicants must read the Guidance for Applicants and the Terms and Conditions for Chevening Scholarship Awards as these contain important information on what details you will need to include in your application.

Applications will open on 1 September 2013 and close in November 2013. Candidates who have registered on the Chevening website will be notified when the eChevening site is open for applications. The opening and closing dates for each country will be available on the country pages of the Chevening website. Read the country pages carefully (links to country pages are given at the end of this article) for details of priority subject areas which vary from country to country. Applications received after the closing date for your country will not be considered. It is recommended that you submit your application as early as possible – preferably well before the closing date for your country.

PROCESSING OF APPLICATIONS
Applications will be scrutinised against the Chevening eligibility criteria. The Chevening Scholarships Secretariat will make recommendations to the local British Embassy or British High Commission about which candidates might be invited for interview. The final decision on whom to be invited for interview will be taken by the local British Embassy or British High Commission. Candidates will be informed in the letter of invitation to interview about what documents they must bring to the interview. Interviews will normally be held at the British Embassy or High Commission. Interviews will normally take place in April 2014.

The Embassy or High Commission will write to successful candidates to inform them of the outcomes. They move to the next stage. Candidates will be assigned a Programme Officer at the Chevening Scholarships Secretariat who will help the candidates through completion of documentation and medical examination. The results of the medical examination will be reviewed by the Chevening Secretariat’s Medical Adviser. After completion of this process only the scholarship will be confirmed and the Final Award Letter issued.

Scholars are advised to apply for their visa immediately after receiving their Final Award Letter confirming their Scholarship as the process can take several months. To learn more about how to apply for the visa visit http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/countries.

VALUE OF THE AWARD
Chevening Scholarships are awarded in full or in part. A full Chevening Scholarship award normally comprises payment of tuition fees (up to a limit – check individual country pages on the Chevening website for details of scholarship amount); travel to and from scholar’s country of residence by an approved route for the scholar only; an arrival allowance; the cost of an entry clearance (visa) application for the scholar only; a grant for the cost of preparation of a thesis or dissertation (if required); an excess baggage allowance; a monthly personal living allowance (stipend) to cover accommodation and living expenses. The monthly stipend will depend on whether the scholar is studying inside or outside London. The current rates are: £948 per month outside the London metropolitan area and £1173 per month inside the London metropolitan area. Tuition fee payments for Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) courses have an upper limit of £12,000. If the scholars study for an MBA they will be expected to fund any difference above this sum. The scholars may be required to demonstrate that they hold sufficient funding to cover the remaining tuition fee costs. In some countries the maximum award for tuition fees for all Masters’ courses may also have an upper limit. In such cases scholars will be expected to fund any difference above this upper limit.

The Chevening selection panel may also offer part Scholarship awards. This award may fund tuition fees only (no stipend or other allowance) or stipend and allowances only (no tuition fees). In the case of part awards the scholar will be expected to fund any difference.

Chevening Scholars are allowed to take part-time employment while in the UK. However, scholars must comply with the employment conditions of their visa, university/college regulations, and individual Scholars’ overall commitment to their studies in the UK, and the conditions of award. Scholars should remember that the part time employment does not affect their academic performance.

CAN THE SCHOLARS STAY AND WORK IN THE UK AFTER THEY COMPLETE CHEVENING SCHOLARSHIP ?

No. Chevening Scholars sign an undertaking when accepting their award to return to their home countries after they have completed their studies.

FURTHER INFORMATION: can be had from the country pages of the Chevening Scholarship website. Click on the link of your country from the following list for quick transfer to the country page.

The FCO currently offers Chevening Scholarships to citizens of the following countries: Click on the country to go to your country pages on the Chevening Scholarship website.

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, ArmeniaAscension IslandsAustralia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Overseas Territories, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of Congo, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montserrat, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Island, Republic of Congo, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Southern Sudan, Sri Lanka, St Helena, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & Grenadines, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

IMPORTANT

Applicants should refer to the central partnerships pages for details about partnership Scholarships for specific programmes/countries and how to apply for these.