Every Year the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, offers young people the opportunity to study for a post-graduate degree in the UK under the Chevening Scholarship scheme.
The Scholarships are fully funded and cover course fees, living allowance and return airfare. The scholarships are for post graduate study of up to a maximum of twelve months. Most scholars undertake Masters programmes, but awards to pursue short courses or research for between three to twelve months are also offered.
The Chevening scheme also offers a Fellows course, consisting of 12 week courses, also in the UK, to study subjects of strategic importance to the UK and the participating country. These courses include human rights, democracy, governance, security sector reform and migration. These Fellowships are also fully funded by the UK Government.
Chevening Scholarship Programme for Somalia 2012-13
The Chevening Scholarship programme for 2012-13 is now open for applications from Somalia via the e-chevening website.
Chevening Scholarships are 1 year post-graduate courses starting in September 2012. Their objective is to promote the UK’s longer term political, economic and commercial interests and to support diplomacy by building understanding and goodwill.
The purpose of the selection process is to attract those with the potential to become future leaders with capacity to benefit the UK, such as:
- Top-level decision makers such as heads of state/government; senior ministers; religious leaders; opposition leaders; top-level civil society leaders; top-level civil servants; top level members of the judiciary and military and business leaders.
- High level decision-makers such as ministers; influential MPs; regional and political leaders; high-level civil servants; high-level civil society leaders; senior members of the judiciary and military; senior business people; university vice-chancellors;
- Influencers and opinion formers such as senior editors and journalists; senior academics, influential members of civil society.
Applicants are encouraged to apply for courses in line with the UK’s objectives for Somalia, which include, but are not exclusive to:
- Conflict management
- Human right Governance
Criteria for selection
- have the potential to rise to positions of leadership and influence
- have an adequate standard of English
- have a degree equivalent to a UK 2nd class Honours
- not have already benefitted from a UK scholarship
The e-Chevening website site for 2012/13 applications is now open.
The closing date for applications will be 23 January 2012
Applications are accepted online only
- apply for places at UK universities when applying for a scholarship.
- should not wait to be offered a scholarship before applying to universities as this may delay or impede our ability to offer scholarships.
Good luck to everyone and we wish you the best for the coming year.