Mobilities Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) / Chevening

Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) / Chevening

  1. Chevening champion : Ms. Kiran Javaid
  2. Introduction of the program: Chevening is the UK Government’s global scholarship programme that offers future leaders the unique opportunity to study in the UK. These scholarships are awarded to outstanding professionals from all over the world to pursue a one-year master’s degree in any subject at any UK university. Chevening provides fully-funded scholarships, leaving you free to focus on achieving your academic goals and enjoying the experience of a lifetime. You will live and study in the UK for a year, during which time you will develop professionally and academically, grow your network, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.
  3. Eligibility:
    1. Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country or territory.
    2. Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended.
    3. Have completed all components of an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry into a postgraduate program at a UK university by the time you submit your application. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honors degree in the UK but may be different depending on your course and university choice.
    4. Have at least two years (equivalent to 2,800 hours) of work experience.
    5. Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 15 July 2021.
  4. Scholarship Cycle
    1. Call open: September
    2. Deadline: November
    3. Application review and interview process: March
    4. Results: May /June
    5. Commencement: September/October
  5. Ineligibility
    1. Hold British or dual British citizenship (unless you are a citizen of a British Overseas Territory or hold BN(O) and are applying from Hong Kong).
    2. Hold refugee status in a non-Chevening eligible country. (Applicants who are citizens of a Chevening-eligible country and who hold refugee status in a Chevening-eligible country are eligible for a scholarship.)
    3. An employee, a former employee, or relative* of an employee (since July 2017) of Her Majesty’s Government (including British embassies/high commissions; the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy; Department for International Trade; the Ministry of Defence; and the Home Office), or a staff member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
    4. Employees, former employees, or relatives* of an employee (since July 2017) of Chevening Partner organisations are eligible to apply, but cannot receive a Chevening Partner Award from the organisation from which they work, previously worked, or are affiliated with through relatives.
    5. Have previously studied in the UK with funding from a UK Government-funded scholarship.
    6. Once submitted, applications undergo an electronic sift against our eligibility criteria. Any applications deemed ineligible will be removed from the selection process. Please see the list of common errors here. If you make these errors in your application form, your application will be ineligible. Please note that once your application has been submitted, it is not possible to change it retrospectively.

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