The British Chevening Scholarship Programme for 2014/2015 session is now open to postgraduate students from South Sudan. 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 details for other countries were earlier announced here. Other Africans whose countries have not been included on the list should check back as the list is regularly updated.

The scholarship is a prestigious awards scheme that funds international postgraduate students who want to study in the UK for one academic year.

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.

Chevening Scholarship aims to attract talented professionals who are potential future leaders, decision-makers and opinion formers. They accept applications from a wide range of subject areas, however, they particularly welcome applications in the following fields:

  • Journalism / Media
  • Human Rights
  • Development
  • Economics
  • Agriculture and Environment
  • Justice / Rule of Law (NOT law)

Last year, five Chevening Scholars from South Sudan studied in the UK. Grace Juan Milian Soma studied MSc Tropical Paediatrics at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Emmanuel Monychol Akop studied MSc Media Management at the University of Glasgow, Joy Luba Lomole-Waya studied MSc Public Health at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, John Moi Venus Ajjugo studied MA Environment, Development and Policy at the University of Sussex and Deng David Maker studied MA Development Economics at the University of East Anglia.

Value of Award

A Chevening Scholarship in South Sudan includes:

  • a monthly stipend
  • travel to and from your country via an approved route
  • an arrival and excess baggage allowance
  • a thesis or dissertation grant
  • the cost of an entry clearance visa and tuition fees (a global tuition fee cap of £12,000 will apply for MBA courses).

Eligibility

There are no age restrictions for Chevening Scholarships. To qualify for a Chevening Scholarship, you must:

  • demonstrate that you have achieved a minimum English language requirement (see guidance note via link below) at the time that you submit your application
  • be a citizen of a South Sudan at the time of applying for the award, and intend to return there at the end of the period of study
  • hold a degree that is equivalent to at least a good UK second-class honours degree. Further information on UK degree equivalency can be found from UK NARIC
  • have completed at least two years’ work or equivalent experience by 30 September 2013

How to Apply

(A) University Admissions

You are expected to submit applications to UK universities before, or at the same time as, applying for a Chevening Scholarship. It is your responsibility to pay for any fee relating to your university applications, (including administration fees, English tests and GMAT tests). The courses to which you 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 your local British Embassy or High Commission website).

You may be able to apply for other courses through their partner organisations.   The following courses will not be accepted under the Chevening Scholarships programme:

  • 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

(B)  Chevening Scholarship Application

  • You should register on the Chevening Scholarship website to receive notification when the eChevening site is open
  • When the eChevening site opens, you are expected to complete the form online and answer all questions asked on the form
  • You should check the application timeline for your country by selecting your country from the drop down list of countries at the right side of the scholarship page
  • You must satisfy the requirements of the school you are applying to and be admitted in order to receive the scholarship funding
  • You will be required to submit a list of your preferred universities as part of the eChevening scholarship. Make sure you have either applied for admission or are in the process of applying by the time you submit your applying to Chevening
  • State very clearly how you meet the selection criteria on the personal statement you will submit as part of your application

 Deadline: November 2013. You can check specific information for your country by selecting it on their webpage from the link below.

For more information and deadlines for the 2014-2015 Chevening Scholarship, click here

We strongly advise you download and study the Chevening application guidance note available here (PDF)

Check out this list of UK universities/courses to apply to while also applying for Chevening Scholarship

You can start your application via the Chevening online application form here

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