Saturday, November 1, 2008

Chevening Scholarship 2009-2010

United Kingdom | Deadline : Nov 30, 2008

Chevening is the UK government’s flagship scholarship scheme, aimed at future leaders, high achievers, opinion formers and decision-makers. The programme funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and administered by the British Council, supports over 2,300 international students annually to study in the UK. Many talented graduates and young professional Indonesians have been propelled along the path to success through the British Chevening Awards, which has seen over 1,000 scholarships awarded to Indonesians since the scheme began in 1984.

The Chevening scholarships are offered in over 150 countries and enable talented graduates and young professionals to become familiar with the UK and gain skills which will benefit their own countries. The awards are included tuition, stipend, return airfares (economy class) and other allowances.

A prestigious programme funded by the British Government (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) and administered by the British Council.
Over 1000 scholarships awarded in Indonesia since 1984.
This year up to 35 full scholarships are offered for one year Master degrees.
Courses at various universities and professional institutions in the UK including courses in media, finance, economics, politics, law, management, engineering, gender, environment, democracy etc.
A very competitive scheme. Only the best applicants are invited for further test and interview.
Employees, employee's relatives (or former employees who have left employment less than two years before) of the FCO (Foreign Commonwealth Office), including FCO posts, the British Council and the sponsor will not be eligible to apply for these awards.
Pre-departure English Course
English language training is included as part of the scholarship (if required) and candidates from outside Jakarta are supported during the period of the course. The language training is a full-time study and will be held in Jakarta. The candidate will need to obtain release from her/his employment for the duration of the course.

UK University Placement
Chevening is a self-placement programme. Students who are selected are responsible for making their own approaches to the UK university. We provide the facility in identifying the most suitable university and course if students wish to receive help or advice.

Students are required to apply to 3 universities in the UK.

Successful candidates will be invited to attend a briefing. The briefing will cover:

Terms and condition of the awards
Introduction to Education UK
How to make an application and choose a suitable course
Prior to their departure, scholars will be invited to attend a pre-departure briefing. The briefing will cover:

Customs and immigration procedures

Studying and living in the UK

Finding accommodation

Information concerning travel


Opening Bank Account

Scholars also will be invited to an individual briefing/meeting with a Chevening officer. They will have the chance to discuss any issues concerning their scholarship and life overseas.

ndonesian Citizen.
Age between 25 - 40 years old.
Excellent first degree with minimum GPA ≥ 3.0.
Adequate level of spoken and written English language (IELTS 6.5)
Minimum of 2 years full time working experience after graduation from S1.
Excellent career prospects.
Commitment to career development, and ability to demonstrate motivation.
Field of study should be relevant to educational background or current profession.
We regret that we are unable to receive applications for MBAs.
Previous recipients of a Chevening scholarship for Masters degrees are not eligible to reapply.
Must be able to demonstrate future leadership potential and the capacity to play an important role in Indonesia's development.
Ability and potential to contribute to future bilateral relations between Indonesia and Britain.
We strongly encourage candidates from Eastern Indonesia to apply. Subject areas are: Climate Change and Forestry, counter-terrorism and International Security, Democracy and Governance, Religion and Islamic Studies, Economic Reform, Human Rights, Conflict and Justice, and Development.
Initial selection is based on the quality of the written application. You do not need to attach any documents with the application form.

Successful applicants will be notified and invited for an English test/interview in January/February 2009.
The English test and interviews will be held in Jakarta and Makassar.

The results of the interviews will be announced by letter.

Candidates achieving an IELTS score of at least 6.5, and who are accepted by a UK university for an appropriate subject (approved by the Embassy) will be awarded a full scholarship.

English language training is included as part of the scholarship )only if required). Candidates from outside Jakarta are supported during the period of the course.

Whilst undergoing English language training in Jakarta, candidates are briefed by British Embassy and British Council staff and are given guidance on course selection and application procedures.
The academic year in the UK commences in September/October. After completing the English courses (around May) candidates are normally advised to return to their employment. The British Council then keeps in touch with candidates about their departure arrangements. Further briefing on the departure arrangements is provided one month prior to departure.
The final number of scholarships granted is determined by the British Embassy
Application must be submitted before 30 November 2008
The next scheme will be advertised in the national and regional press.

British Council

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