The British Chevening Scholarship Programme for 2012/2013 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 African 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.
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.
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.
- 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).
The scholarship is currently open to citizens of.
Applicants will normally be selected from those who wish to take courses in:
- Human rights
- Public administration
- Project management
- 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
Deadline: January 22, 2012
For more information about the scheme, click here.
To start your application online, click here.
- British Chevening Scholarship for Africans 2012/2013
- List of African Studies Scholarships at Oxford University 2012/13
- British Chevening Scholarship for Ugandans & South Africans 2012/2013
- Ioma Evans-Pritchard African Studies Scholarship at Oxford 2012 – 2013
- University of Groningen Masters Scholarships for Developing Countries 2012-2013
- Fully Funded Master’s Scholarship in UK by Distance Learning 2012
- 2012 Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme at University of Oxford
- Schlumberger Foundation Scholarship for Women from Developing Countries
To read more about the scholarship for South Sudan, click here.
For a list of participating universities and their profiles, click here
To see the type of scholarship your country qualifies for, click here
To begin your online application, click here.