The British Chevening Scholarship Programme for 2012/2013 session is now open to postgraduate students from Uganda and South Africa. The scholarship is aimed at future leaders who are already experienced in their chosen profession and would like to further develop their career with a postgraduate course in the UK.
The scholarship is a prestigious awards scheme that funds international postgraduate students who want to study in the UK for one academic year.
Funded by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office and administered by the British Council, the scheme operates in over 150 countries and annually provides funding for over 2,300 scholars.
Why Apply?
This is a prestigious award that gives you the chance to experience a world-renowned educational system. In addition, it provides you with the opportunity to experience UK life and meet other Chevening scholars. Once you become a Chevening scholar, you will discover a lot of opportunities to develop your career and become a future leader in your field.
Eligibility

  • 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).

Eligible Countries
The scholarship is currently open to citizens of Uganda and South Africa. Other countries will be added later in the year.
Eligible Courses
Applicants will normally be selected from those who wish to take courses in:

  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Banking
  • Law
  • Human rights
  • Public administration
  • Management
  • Project management
  • Media
  • 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 to us when the application season is open:

  • Complete the application online.
  • Birth certificate
  • Supporting letters from two referees
  • Photocopies of academic certificates
  • Transcript/records of exams that you have passed

Deadlines
South Africa:              January 18, 2012
Uganda:                      January 23, 2012
For more information about the scheme, click here.
To start your application online, click here.

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