Chevening Scholarship Program announced

British Foreign Ministry (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) announces Chevening Scholarship Program.

Aug. 10, 2014, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol: 08 No. -4 July. 25- 2014 (Sharawan 9, 2071)

According to a press release issued by British Embassy, future leaders of NEPAL urged to apply for the UK’s prestigious scholarship programme

"Talented professionals and public servants from Nepal are able to apply for a scholarship award under the UK’s flagship scholarship programme funded by the British Foreign Ministry (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)," said the press release.

Awarded to outstanding individuals with leadership potential, a Chevening Scholarship offers financial support for a Master’s level degree beginning September 2015 at one of the UK’s leading universities. Applicants have until 15th November 2014 to submit their application.

"Education is and has always been at the heart of the UK and Nepal relationship. By connecting to the UK Nepal’s future leaders in key fields, our expanding Chevening scholarships programme will help to ensure that education and people-to-people contacts remain a key plank of our partnership, one which will continue to deliver benefits for both our countries," said British Ambassador to Nepal, Andy Sparkes.

Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject at any of the UK’s leading universities. To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship, one must be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country, and intend to return there after studies, hold a degree that is equivalent to at least an upper second-class honors degree in the UK and have completed at least two years’ work or equivalent experience before applying for a Chevening Scholarship

Other criteria include be able to meet the Chevening minimum English language requirement and be able to obtain the correct visa, and receive an unconditional offer from a UK university.

According to a press release, the Chevening team are particularly interested to hear from applicants in Nepal who wish to study in Climate Change and Disaster Management (also includes Biodiversity, Ecology, Sustainable Design, Building Construction and Architecture, Crisis/Emergency Management, environmental science),International Relations (also includes Politics, Diplomacy), Science and Innovation (also includes Software Development, Design, Fashion, TV, Radio, Business Innovation), Human Rights and Democratic Governance (also includes Public Policy, Public Administration, Journalism and related fields), Economics (also includes Development Economics, Rural Development, Business Administration and Management), A Chevening scholarship usually offers a monthly stipend, travel to and from your country, a thesis or dissertation grant and tuition fees.



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