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Chevening Scholarships for International Students

What is Chevening?

UK Government’s international scholarships and fellowships that help future leaders, influencers and decision-makers from across the world to study in the UK.

UK Government scholarships and fellowships that enable future leaders to study in the UK, whilst joining a global community of professionals who are creating positive change around the world.

Who funds the programmes?

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations in the UK.

What are the benefits of the programmes?

Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.

What does Chevening entail?

Fully-funded Master’s programme including (flights, accommodation, and course fees)

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship you must:

  • 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 but may be different depending on your course and university choice.
  • Have at least two years (equivalent to 2,800 hours) of work experience.
  • Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 15 July 2021.
  • Meet the Chevening English language requirement by 15 July 2021.

Available Opportunities:

South Asia Journalism Fellowship (SAJP), University of Westminster

Open for applications until 19 October 2020

The Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship (SAJP) is aimed at mid-career journalists from South Asian countries including Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives.

Course Structure:

Fellows will undertake a bespoke 8-week fellowship titled ‘Good Governance in a Changing World: the Media, Politics and Society’. The programme explores the different ways in which the media play a part in holding democratic processes to account, including government, the civil service and security, as well as the broader political system in both the South Asia region and the UK.

During this programme, fellows will explore the range of approaches taken by the UK and the South Asia region, and then use that knowledge to direct discussions that tackle the big issues challenging the field. Fellows will be challenged to discuss evidence-based context for key policy debates, understand international positions (including appreciation of UK approaches), supply practical experience, and encourage dialogue on key issues.

The curriculum focuses on the ways in which the media are held responsible, and the wider context within which political institutions operate. The ethics of reporting are at the heart of all debates.

Fellows will participate in eight intensive weeks of lectures, visits, and discussions that introduce them to key UK academics, media, and political figures in the field. They will also spend time meeting their peers in some of the UK’s top media organisations, as well as running a symposium on a topic of their choice in the final week.

This fellowship programme will commence in March 2021.

Benefits:

Each fellowship includes:

Full programme fees
Living expenses for the duration of the fellowship
Return economy airfare from your country of residence to the UK

Eligibility:

To be eligible for a Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship, you must:

Be a citizen of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, or the Maldives
Return to your country of citizenship at the end of the period of the fellowship
Have a postgraduate level qualification (or equivalent professional training or experience in a relevant area) at the time of application
Have at least seven years’ work experience prior to applying
Be a mid-career journalist working in the political or economic sectors in one of the above-mentioned countries and good working knowledge of English (which may be assessed by a qualified English language assessor)
Not hold British or dual-British citizenship
Agree to adhere to all relevant guidelines and expectations of the fellowship

Chevening India Cyber Security Fellowship, Cranfield University

Open for applications until 19 October 2020

The Chevening India Cyber Security Fellowship is aimed at mid-career professionals with demonstrable leadership potential in the field of cybersecurity or cyber policy in India.

Course Structure:

This ten-week fellowship provides fellows with an understanding of policy and legislative approaches in cyber security and its implications for national security, commercial opportunity, crime prevention, and the right to privacy.

The fellowship will focus on:

Cyber threats, including the threat landscape, threat and risk assessment, the implications for national security, and the relevance of internet governance structures; and the protection of critical national infrastructure.
The economics of online business, cyber-security consumer awareness and consumer protection, technology adoption challenges, the relevance of open source, and effective technology adoption by consumers.
Cyber-crime and internet law, including the economic impact of cyber-crime, domestic and international approaches to countering cyber-crime, internet law, law enforcement concerns, privacy concerns, the use and abuse of social media, and accountability in cyberspace.
Relevant issues and challenges particular to the UK and India.
Alumni from this fellowship include individuals working in cybersecurity, law enforcement, policy organisations, corporate lawyers and practising advocates, and technology journalists.

This fellowship programme will commence in March 2021.

Benefits:

Full programme fees.
Living expenses for the duration of the fellowship.
Return economy airfare from India to the UK.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for a Chevening Cyber Security Fellowship, you must:

Be a citizen of India and currently live in the country.
Return to your country of citizenship at the end of the period of the fellowship.
Not hold British or dual-British citizenship.
Have at least seven years’ relevant work experience prior to applying.
Have a postgraduate level qualification and an excellent academic background in science, engineering, or technology, or equivalent professional training, or experience in a relevant area at the time of application.
Have significant relevant work experience in cybersecurity or cyber policy issues. Relevant experience could come from policy organisations, academia, corporate law, law enforcement, or journalism.
Have an excellent academic background in science, engineering or technology, or considerable experience of working in such fields and good working knowledge of English to be assessed by a qualified English language assessor.
Have a demonstrable record of leadership and/or innovation.
Agree to adhere to all relevant guidelines and expectations of the fellowship.

Chevening Research, Science, and Innovation Leadership Fellowship (CRISP), University of Oxford

Open for applications until 19 October 2020

The Chevening Research, Science and Innovation Leadership Fellowship (CRISP) is aimed at mid-career professionals with very high potential in the fields of science, innovation, and business from India and Sri Lanka.

The fellowship is hosted by St. Cross College, University of Oxford.

Course Structure:

The main academic strands of the ten-week CRISP Fellowship include science, innovation, leadership and management, as well as wider issues including global challenges, politics, and international relations. The modules aim to:

Develop an understanding of the UK science field and a range of innovation management processes
Explore the interactions between research, innovation, and economic development
Research and present a business plan based on individual interests and experience
Visit a wide range of UK institutions, research institutes, and businesses, and start building professional networks

Take part in a varied cultural programme, and explore potential insights from the arts to the working environment.

This fellowship programme will commence in April 2021.

Benefits:

Each fellowship includes:

Full programme fees
Living expenses for the duration of the fellowship
Return economy airfare from India or Sri Lanka to the UK

Eligibility:

To be eligible for a Chevening CRISP Fellowship, you must:

Be a citizen of India or Sri Lanka and currently live in the country
Return to your country of citizenship at the end of the period of the fellowship
Have a postgraduate level qualification (or equivalent professional training or experience in a relevant area) at the time of application
Have at least seven years’ work experience prior to applying
Have demonstrable commitment to innovation, and the experience and aptitude to contribute to the programme.
Have an excellent academic background in science, engineering or technology, or considerable experience of working in such fields and good working knowledge of English (to be assessed by a qualified English language assessor)
Not hold British or dual British citizenship
Agree to adhere to all relevant guidelines and expectations for the fellowship

Successful individuals may have significant experience as:

Executives of service companies, manufacturing businesses, or state-owned companies
Entrepreneurs and individuals who serve and fund the entrepreneurial community
Research scientists
Academics and public-sector employees

For more information on the application please check the official webpage here: Chevening

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