British Chevening Scholarship
2004 / 2005
The British Chevening Scholarship Scheme, funded by the
Foreign and Commonwealth Office, currently offers up to one year of
postgraduate studies in the UK, to around 2,400 new scholars each year, from
more than 150 countries around the world. These prestigious scholarships are
awarded, through a competitive selection process, to present and future
leaders, decision makers, opinion formers, and to talented young professionals
who have the ability and ambition to make a contribution to their country's
economic and social development.
The British Council, on behalf of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, manages the scheme in the UK and overseas. The Scheme was established in 1983 and formerly known as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Scholarships and Awards Scheme (FCOSA).
In Ethiopia, a number of scholarships are provided under the Scheme for short or long-term postgraduate level study, from 3-12 months, in the UK. They are generally given to individuals who display both outstanding intellectual ability and leadership potential. The scheme seeks candidates who have a good bachelorís degree, at least four years of relevant experience, are between the ages of 25 and 38 years and have excellent proficiency in English language. They should have, or be likely to have, a significant influence on policy formulation or implementation, and the potential to contribute to the social and economic development of the country on their return. Candidates should also have a demonstrable need for further training or overseas exposure. However, Chevening funding is not available for PhD & MBA study.
To date, 77 Ethiopians have received scholarships, in fields such as law, human rights, governance, conflict resolution, diplomacy and international relations, media studies, finance, management, health management, educational management, environmental management, and tourism studies. We have a plan to establish an Ethiopian Chevening Alumni Association with the aim of bringing scholars together to share experiences, promote co-operation between the UK and Ethiopia, create and enhance the professional and educational performance of members, and arrange social and charitable activities.
The British Council closely works with the British Embassy in the recruitment and selection of scholars. It is responsible for their placement on a suitable programme of study, preparations for their stay in the UK, support whilst in the UK, and follow up on return to home country.
The British Council invites eligible candidates who meet the criteria to compete for these awards. We particularly welcome applications from well-qualified women and regional candidates. The deadline for applications this year is November 2003 for entry to a British institution the following 2004/05 academic year.
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Amsalu Abebe: Manager, Educational Links and Training
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