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Deadline approaching for 2014/15 Chevening Scholarships

Applications for 2014/15 Chevening Scholarships, the prestigious global scholarship programme of the UK government, are closing soon.

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Chevening Scholars 2013-2014
Chevening Scholars 2013-2014

The deadline for applicants from Burma will be 15 November 2013.

Chevening Scholarships are funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and awarded to exceptional individuals with leadership potential. Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject and at any UK university.

The British Embassy Rangoon will be accepting applications for Masters Degrees in the following broad areas of study:

  • Human Rights / Democracy and Good Governance

  • Politics / Political Science / Economics and Development

  • Conflict Resolution and Prevention

  • Environment

  • Journalism / Media

  • Education

A full scholarship will cover the cost of a UK visa, a return air ticket to the UK, all tuition fees (not exceeding £12,000 per year), and a monthly stipend and allowances. Candidates wishing to study a course with academic fees exceeding £12,000 per year should expect to part-fund their study. The scholarships do not cover costs for dependents.

Candidates are to be assessed against the following criteria:

  • having the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership in their home country

  • be motivated to make a career leading to a position of leadership in their own countries within 10 years of their Scholarship

  • be committed to networking to find global solutions

  • be able to use their studies and experience in the UK to benefit themselves, their countries and the UK

  • be capable of successfully undertaking and completing their proposed course

Eligibility and Core criteria

All selected Scholars must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • achieve a minimum level of English language ability at the time of application. The minimum English language requirement to qualify for a Chevening Scholarship will be Academic IELTS 6.5, IBT TOEFL 79, or equivalent (all Burmese applicants must fulfil this English language requirement by 31 March 2014)

  • meet the academic and English language requirements for their chosen course of study.

  • be a national of Burma at the time of applying for the award, and intend to return there at the end of the period of study

  • hold a degree of an equivalent standard to at least a good UK second-class honours degree

  • have at least two years’ work or equivalent experience by the time of application.

There is no age limit for Chevening Scholars. We welcome applications from candidates who reflect the full diversity of Burmese society, including ethnic minority groups and people with disabilities.

How to apply

Please refer to Chevening/Burma and read the guidance at Chevening Application for:

  • Detailed information about recruitment criteria, application details and deadlines;

  • Information on arranging an English language test,

  • Information on choosing a course/university in the UK.

The British Embassy Rangoon will select the candidates in partnership with the Chevening Scholarship Secretariat in London and will help place successful scholars on suitable courses. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by February/March 2014 for interview.

An Exciting Opportunity

  • Burma Chevening Cambridge Scholarship

  • Burma Chevening Warwick Scholarship

The British Embassy Rangoon has partnership programme with the University of Cambridge and the University of Warwick. Up to two Scholarships will be awarded by each institution in 2014/15. Full details on how to apply can be found on the University’s website at.

British Embassy Rangoon encourages all applicants to apply the scholarship programme soonest as Chevening website will be oversubscribed by worldwide applicants when closer to the deadline.


Notes to Editors

About Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The Chevening programme began in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international scheme. Scholars come from 116 countries worldwide and 700 scholarships were awarded in 2011-2012. There are over 41,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network. For further information and to apply for a Chevening Scholarship please see Chevening.

Chevening scholarships are not applicable for PhDs, undergraduate studies or professional courses (e.g. ACCA, RIBA, ICSA etc) nor are they awarded for studies outside the UK, for distance learning or for part-time studies.

For further information, please contact British Embassy Rangoon, 80 Strand Road, Rangoon, Burma, Tel: +95 1 370863, 370864, 370865 or Email:

Published 28 October 2013