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Your chance to study in the UK: Chevening Scholarship Applications close 15 Nov
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Are you a future leader looking to study in the UK? Applications for 2014/15 Chevening Scholarships, the prestigious global scholarship programme of the UK government, open from now until 15 November 2013.
Applications for this year’s Chevening scholarships close 15 November. Apply now at www.chevening.org/japan/
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 typically 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. The UK’s Foreign Secretary William Hague 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, we hope that this year’s Chevening Scholarships will continue to attract the very brightest and best.
Scholars are personally selected by British Embassies and High Commissions throughout the world, sometimes in partnership with sponsoring organisations.
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 MPs, leading journalists, or policy advisers to NGOs and think tanks; others occupy senior positions in commercial organisations. There are currently 174 Chevening alumni in Japan, now holding important positions in public and private sector organisations, including national media broadcasters, the Cabinet Office, Japanese government ministries, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), Japan Airlines (JAL), Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), to name a few.
Applications for Chevening Scholarships must be submitted online at www.chevening.org. The application deadline for Japan is 15 November 2013. Applicants should read the online guidance and demonstrate how they meet the Chevening selection criteria before submitting an application. Further details for Japanese applicants may be found at www.chevening.org/japan.
The two successful 2013-14 Chevening Scholars from Japan, Mrs Ayumi Gosho and Dr. Shinya Tsuzuki are now on their way to study Management and Implementation of Development Projects at the University of Manchester and International Health Policy at London School of Economics (LSE), respectively. Both scholars were recently invited to the British Embassy Tokyo to receive their scholarship certificates from British Ambassador to Japan, Tim Hitchens. To hear more from this year’s scholars, watch the video below.
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 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. For further information, eligibility and to apply for a Chevening Scholarship please see www.chevening.org/japan.