Applications for 2014/15 Chevening Scholarships, the prestigious global scholarship programme of the UK government, are now open. The Scholarships, which are funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, operate in 118 countries worldwide, and this year will support over 600 established or emerging leaders. Awards are for a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject and at any of the UK’s leading universities.
The Scholarships aim to support UK foreign policy priorities by creating lasting positive relationships with future leaders, influencers and decision-makers around the world.
Chris Wood, Director of the British Trade & Cultural Office, Taipei, said:
‘The Chevening programme provides a unique opportunity for leaders of the future to build a global network of continuing professional significance. It enables talented individuals to establish social, cultural, academic or commercial partnerships with the UK. With 2013 marking the 30th anniversary of the programme, I hope that this year’s Chevening Scholarships will continue to attract the very brightest and best.’
Chevening alumni have an excellent record of rising to positions of leadership across a wide range of fields: including politics, business, the media, civil society, religion, and academia. Some work as politicians, leading journalists, or policy advisers to NGOs and think tanks; others occupy senior positions in commercial organisations.
Applications for Chevening Scholarships must be submitted online at Chevening website. Applicants should read the online guidance and be able to demonstrate how they meet the Chevening selection criteria before submitting an application.
Further details are available at Taiwan page of Chevening website. The deadline for applications is 15 November 2013.
About Chevening Scholarships
Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. 2013 is the 30th anniversary of the Chevening programme, which was established in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international scheme. Scholars come from 118 countries and territories worldwide and over 600 Scholarships will be awarded this year. There are over 42,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.
Chevening/Delta Environmental Scholarships
Since 2008, with the continued support and cooperation of the Delta Electronics Foundation, the British Trade & Cultural Office, Taipei (BTCO) is pleased to have been able to offer two additional scholarships. The two joint scholarships are specifically for those who plan to use the experience they gain in the UK to further environmental protection issues in Taiwan upon their return, particularly those relating to climate change. Applicants can chose any course but must be able to demonstrate their determination to use the skills they acquire (e.g. journalism, science etc.) to work for environmental protection.
To apply for a Chevening/Delta Environmental Scholarship, please apply online as described above, using the standard Chevening application form. However, in the Study Proposal section you must state clearly that you are a ‘Chevening/Delta Applicant’ and provide an outline (no more than 250 words) of how you propose to use your studies in the UK to contribute to environmental work in Taiwan upon your return.
Eligibility for 2014/15 Chevening Scholarships
Applicants for 2014/15 Chevening Scholarships must:
* be a citizen of Taiwan, and intend to return there at the end of the period of study;
* hold a degree that is equivalent to at least an upper second-class honours degree in the UK (in Taiwan we usually expect grades of over 75%);
* achieve the minimum Chevening English language requirement (minimum IELTS level 6.5 or TOEFL iBT 79);
* have completed at least two years’ work or equivalent experience before applying for a Chevening Scholarship;
* be able to obtain the correct visa, and receive an unconditional offer from a UK university for a one-year Master’s degree.
- Successful applicants will enjoy a scholarship covering course fees (up to a maximum of £12,000) and assistance from the Chevening Secretariat in the UK. Successful applicants are required to fund any additional tuition fees.
- The interview will be held at the end of February 2014 in the BTCO in Taipei. No telephone interviews are allowed.