British Chevening Scholarships : Introduction
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 :
• Development of the public sector and good governance to meet EU and other international standards;
• Implementation of international commitments and standards in the field of human rights;
• Combating climate change and promoting environmental awareness in the economy;
• Conflict prevention and resolution;
• Strengthening civil society, free, unbiased media, democratic structures, the rule of law, and combating corruption.
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