British Chevening Scholarships
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British Chevening Scholarships : Introduction

  
  
  
  
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Areas of Study :
Law and reform of the judiciary with a focus on EU legislation and standards
Level :
Postgraduate level 
Scholarship Funded by :
British Council
Provided to :
Exceptional candidates to undertake postgraduate study at leading universities in the UK

Chevening Scholarship is one among the prestigious scholarship awarded for exceptional candidates to undertake postgraduate study at leading universities in the UK. Every year, the Chevening programme supports around 2000 leaders from over 130 countries to study in the UK, who receive financial assistance for their studies. Of these, approximately 120 professionals come from India. For the successful applicants, the FCO (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) offers complete scholarships covering tuition fees ( upto £12,000), economy flights to and from the UK and living costs. 

British Chevening Scholarship Programmes was launched in 1983 and India was one of the first 39 countries to send scholars. These programmes are specifically meant for outstanding candidates who are leaders in their own fields and are looking to form networks and strengthen their opportunities. The scholarships helps future leaders, decision makers and opinion formers to sharpen their leadership qualities by providing the opportunity to study in the stimulating intellectual environs of Britain's leading institutions of higher learning. The objective of the programme is to encourage young and dynamic Indian students and professionals to study in the UK and then return to India to contribute to ongoing and future work in the relevant discipline.

The British Embassy Yerevan is offering Chevening Scholarships, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and administered by the British Council. They are awarded on a competitive basis for a Master's degree programme in the fields of :

Schemes

Scheme A : It is a long term open scholarships and these scholarships are applicable for a one-year postgraduate (Master's) study at any UK university. These are fully funded by the FCO. The deadline for applying to scheme A is November

Scheme B : These are short term professional scholarships for working professionals to attend tailor-made courses of up to three months at identified UK institutions. These courses are tailor-made for the targeted professional groups such as journalists, lawyers, corporate managers etc. in public, private and non-government sectors. The deadline of applying is on November.

Scheme C : Scheme C is a long term shared or joint scholarship. These scholarships are applicable for a one-year postgraduate study (Master's) at specific UK universities. These scholarships are funded by the FCO and one or two co-sponsor(s). The FCO's co-sponsors include UK universities, British and foreign companies (including AXA and Prudential), foundations and trusts, and other institutions. The last date for applying to the scheme C programmes is on March.

The Chevening Scholarship programmes for India are :