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British Chevening Scholarships 2004-05

  Saudi nationals are invited to compete for one of the prestigious scholarships awarded by the UK government. British Chevening Scholarships are for graduate professionals of outstanding ability, who are seeking further study or training in an area of importance to the relations between Britain and Saudi Arabia.

British Chevening Scholarships are for postgraduate courses or specialised training in any subject at British universities or other accredited training institutions. The awards are for between three and twelve months' study and include tuition fees, international air tickets, and a monthly living allowance. In the case of an award for twelve months, the candidate will normally be registered for a Master's degree.

British Chevening Scholarships are open awards: applications are invited from all suitably qualified candidates. The basic requirements are:

  • aged under 40 years

  • Bachelors degree holder (grade: Very Good/GPA 3.75 or above)

  • with at least three years' working experience

  • in a position of significant professional responsibility.highly proficient in written and spoken English (i.e. an overall band of 6.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend the English Language Assessment Test at the British Council offices in Riyadh, Jeddah or Dammam, before being considered for interview)

  • evidence that suitable courses have been identified in the UK (Education UK)

The British Embassy and the British Council jointly manage British Chevening Scholarships in Saudi Arabia. Application forms, together with detailed information on the full range of UK education and training opportunities, are available at the British Council's Information Centres.

In 2003, the British Council must receive all applications by 15 November. Shortlisting of applications will take place in late November/early December and interviews will be held around mid-January 2004, with final decisions being confirmed to candidates by end January 2004.

For further information and application forms, please contact the British Council.

The British Council
Al-Mousa Centre
Olaya Street
P O Box 58012
Riyadh 11594

Telephone (01) 462 1818
Fax (01) 462 0663

The British Council
Farsi Centre
Waly Al Ahd Street
P O Box 3424
Jeddah 21471

Telephone (02) 657 6200
Fax (02) 657 6123

The British Council
Al Waha Mall
First Street
P O Box 8387
Dammam 31482

Telephone (03) 826 9036
Fax (03) 826 8753

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