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Future leaders of Turkmenistan encouraged to apply for the UK’s prestigious Chevening Scholarship Programme

Applications for Chevening Scholarships, the prestigious global scholarship programme of the UK government, are now open.

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Talented professionals and public servants from Turkmenistan are able to apply for a scholarship award under the UK’s flagship scholarship programme funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Awarded to outstanding individuals with leadership potential, a Chevening Scholarship offers financial support for a Master’s level degree beginning September 2015 at one of the UK’s leading universities. Applicants have until 15th November 2014 to submit their application.

Call for new candidates follows appointment of two scholars from Turkmenistan, who won grants to study at UK universities this year.

Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Turkmenistan said:

I look forward to congratulating our current Chevening Scholars who will be heading to the UK shortly and welcoming the last year’s scholar upon completion of her dissertation. This month also marks the start of a new round of Chevening Scholarships, which undoubtedly will help young professionals from Turkmenistan to pursue further education at renowned UK Universities.

Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject at any of the UK’s leading universities.

To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country, and intend to return there after your studies

  • Hold a degree that is equivalent to at least an upper second-class honours degree in the UK

  • Have completed at least two years’ work or equivalent experience before applying for a Chevening Scholarship

  • Be able to meet the Chevening minimum English language requirement

  • Be able to obtain the correct visa, and receive an unconditional offer from a UK university

The Chevening team are particularly interested to hear from applicants in Turkmenistan who wish to study:

  • Political and Economic reform
  • Human Rights, Democracy and Good Governance
  • International Relations including regional security and stability
  • Energy

A Chevening scholarship usually offers a monthly stipend, travel to and from Turkmenistan, a thesis or dissertation grant and tuition fees.

How to apply

Applicants should read the online guidance and be able to demonstrate how they meet the Chevening selection criteria before submitting an application. Further details of closing dates and priority subject areas are available at


For further information, please contact: British Embassy 3rd Floor Office Building Four Points Ak Altyn Hotel 744001 Ashgabat Turkmenistan Tel: (993 12) 36 34 62/63/64

Published 8 August 2014