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Chevening Scholarships for Cuban professionals to study in the UK

Applications for 2014-15 Chevening Scholarships for Cuban professionals are open until 1 November 2013

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Applications for 2014/15 Chevening Scholarships, the prestigious global scholarship programme of the UK government, opened on Sunday, 1 September, 2013 and will continue until 1 November, 2013. Potential Cuban candidates are strongly encouraged to apply during this period. Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree at any of the UK’s leading universities.

The priority areas in which candidates are sought for 2014/15 are as follows:

  • Economics
  • Business administration
  • Communications
  • Energy
  • Law

Candidates from other areas will also be considered but will have less probability to be short-listed.

Applicants for 2014/15 Chevening Scholarships must:

  • be a Cuban citizen and intend to return to Cuba at the end of the period of study;
  • hold a university degree;
  • achieve the minimum Chevening English language requirement;
  • 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.

The Scholarships, which are funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, operate in 118 countries worldwide. This year – the 30th anniversary of the programme – the scholarships will support over 600 established or emerging leaders.

Chevening alumni have an excellent record of rising to positions of leadership across a wide range of fields: including politics, business, the media, religion, and academia. Some work as MPs, 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 www.chevening.org or alternatively through the e-mail address chevening.cuba@fco.gov.uk. Applicants should read the online guidance and demonstrate how they meet the Chevening selection criteria before submitting an application.

It is up to the candidate to find a course and apply directly to this scheme. Further details are available on the country page for Cuba www.chevening.org/cuba

Published 19 September 2013
Last updated 19 September 2013 + show all updates
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