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Chevening Scholarship Applications For 2020/2021

The application for Chevening scholarship opens on 23 July, 2019. And applications are currently being accepted from eligible candidates.

The applications will close on 5 November 2019.

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds and a strong vision for the future.

The scholarship offers full financial support to study for any eligible master’s degree at any UK university whilst also giving access to a wide range of exclusive academic, professional, and cultural experiences.

The Scholarships are funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organisations. Ben Coates, Head of Scholarships at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, explained that the UK is very much open to international students from all over the world.

Chevening Scholars spend a year immersed in a stimulating environment and emerge stronger academically, professionally, and personally. They also leave the UK better connected with the world they live in, and the local and global challenges that the international community must confront.

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How to apply for Chevening scholarship

  • Visit the application portal https://www.chevening.org/apply/
  • Select your country/territory in the space provided
  • Select scholarship in “select your level” box
  • Click on search

Eligibility

  • Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country or territory.
  • Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended.
  • Have completed all components of an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto a postgraduate programme at a UK university by the time you submit your application. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK.
  • Have at least two years of work experience.
  • Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 16 July 2020.
  • Meet the Chevening English language requirement by 16 July 2020.

Eligible Courses

In order to be eligible, the courses you choose must be full-time, and:

  • Start in the autumn term (usually September/October)
  • Taught master’s (i.e. not research-focused MRes programmes)
  • Lead to a master’s degree qualification
  • Based in the UK

Eligible types of work experience

The types of work experience that are eligible for Chevening can include:

  • Full-time employment
  • Part-time employment
  • Voluntary work
  • Paid or unpaid internships

Work experience can be completed before, during, or after graduating from your undergraduate studies, however, any mandatory employment that counted towards your undergraduate or postgraduate course would not be eligible.

Bolarinwa Olajire

A lecturer, Educationist, PhD student at FUNAAB, and a Blogger.

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