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Chevening Scholarship Programme for international postgraduate students

28 Dec 2011 - The Chevening Scholarship 2012 - 2013 could be for you if you are a future leader who is already experienced in your chosen profession and would like to further develop your career with a postgraduate course in the United Kingdom.

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. It is funded by the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office and administered by the British Council.


Applications will only be considered from candidates who:


  • You are a postgraduate student who can prove your academic success and who has already begun a career in your chosen field.

  • 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).

    Country - Closing Date

    Botswana - 14 December 2011
    Nigeria - 20 January 2012
    Ethiopia - 15 January 2012
    South Africa - 18 January 2012
    South Sudan - 22 January 2012
    Uganda - 23 January 2012
    Zambia - 27 January 2012
    What are the 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
    Although applicants for other courses (as varied as counter-terrorism, religion and energy/climate change) may be considered. You are expected to show a commitment to return to your country, where you will contribute to the country's socio-economic development using the new skills and knowledge acquired during your stay in the UK.

    How to apply?
    You will need to submit the following documents when the application season is open:

    Complete the application online
    Birth certificate (with translation).
    Supporting letters from two referees.
    Photocopies of academic certificates.
    Transcript/record of exams that you have passed.

I have more questions, who should I ask?
For more information please have a look at the Chevening website. You can also join the Chevening Facebook page. If you are still not satisfied by the answers; contact the British Council office close to you.

Application Deadline
20th January, 2012 for Nigerian applicants

How To Apply

Click application site

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Short-listed candidates will be required to provide original credentials and all supporting documents at the interview

If you have questions please contact the British Council


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