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
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
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
You must have good
English language skills (most UK Higher Education institutions
require a minimum IELTS of 6.5 for admission into postgraduate
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
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
20th January, 2012 for Nigerian applicants
How To Apply
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
in Nigeria and Career Opportunities
in Nigeria Resource.