The Chevening Scholarships 2018 is now opened for applications for Ethiopian Students who wish to pursue their dreams of studying abroad. It is awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds.
What do i need to know about Chevening Scholarships
The Chevening Scholarships Programme commenced in 1983 as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Awards Scheme (FCOAS) and is funded by the British government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The stated objective of the scheme is to build a network of friends of the UK, who will be future leaders in their countries. In 1994, the name of the scheme was changed to Chevening, after Chevening House in Sevenoaks, Kent – currently the joint official residence of the British Foreign Secretary and the British Deputy Prime Minister.
A Chevening award offers financial support along with the opportunity of becoming part of the highly regarded and influential Chevening global network.
Applications are made online via a web portal in October of each year, except for some sponsored scholarships for which applicants apply via the co-sponsoring organisation. Scholarship applicants also apply directly to their preferred universities in the UK, usually for Master’s degree courses. Most scholarships include a living stipend, airfares and the full or partial cost of tuition fees.
The most popular destinations for study were the London School of Economics & Political Science, University College London, and the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, University of Nottingham, University of Bath and King’s College London.
Chevening Scholarships in Ethiopia
Chevening Scholarships in Ethiopia are awarded to outstanding emerging leaders to pursue a one-year Master’s degree programme at any UK university. They provide a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.
Applicants from Ethiopia can choose any course of study at any UK higher education institution. We particularly welcome applications that relate to UK interests in your country.
Level/Field of study:
The scholarships are available for pursuing the masters programmein any course of study
The scholarship is hosted the United Kingdom.
Scholarship is open to students from Ethiopia.
A Chevening award in Ethiopia includes:
• university tuition fees (Chevening applies a tuition fee cap of £18,000 to MBA programmes. Applicants will be expected to cover the remaining costs above the £18,000 cap)
• a monthly stipend
• travel costs to and from the UK
• an arrival allowance
• homeward departure allowance
• the cost of one visa application
• a travel grant to attend Chevening events in the UK
The number of offers was not specified.
The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:
Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country
Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended
Have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto a postgraduate programme at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK.
Have at least two years’ work experience (this may be up to five years for fellowship programmes, so please refer to your country page for further details)
Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 12 July 2018
What documents do i need to go to the interview with?
Prior to starting your application for a Chevening Scholarship please ensure you have the following ready:
Two references to be provided in a letter format and written in English
Valid passport/national ID card
University transcripts (undergraduate, postgraduate)
Three different UK Master’s course choices
Please note that only documents in PDF format can be uploaded and documents cannot be over 5MB in size.
English language (if already met the requirements)
UK Master’s university offer (if already met the requirements)
What questions will be asked at the interview?
The interview will be an opportunity to discuss some of the information you provided in the application form. The panel will ask questions that will enable you to fully explain your personal and professional aspirations and how Chevening can facilitate these goals for you. As part of your interview, your course choices will also be discussed so you should be prepared to talk about them.
Currently, this scholarship is unavailable but we shall keep you posted on the new date