A prestigious award to fund your UK postgraduate studies
Have you recently enrolled, or are about to enroll, on a twelve-month postgraduate course in the UK? Do you want help with funding your studies? Are you 39 or under and already experienced in your chosen career? Would you like to develop your career and become part of an influential global alumnus? Then a British Chevening Scholarship could be right for you.
What is a Chevening Scholarship? The Chevening Scholarship Programme is a prestigious awards scheme that funds international postgraduate students who want to study in the UK. Funded by the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and administered by the British Council, the scheme operates in over 150 countries and annually provides funding for over 2,300 students.
Why should I choose a Chevening Scholarship? The Chevening scholarship gives you the chance to experience a world-renowned educational system. In addition, this provides you with the opportunity to experience UK life and meet other Chevening scholars. Once you become a Chevening scholar, you will discover many opportunities to develop your career and become a future leader in your field.
Can you apply? You can apply for a Chevening scholarship after you have completed your undergraduate studies and have already begun a career in your chosen field. You'll be expected to show you have at least two years' working experience, with an excellent track record illustrating your achievements, and evidence that you will become a leader in your chosen field. You will also need an upper second-class degree or higher.
You must not be over 39 years old and must be a Tanzanian citizen when you apply. You must have good English language skills (most UK Higher Education institutions require a minimum IELTS of 6.5 for admission onto postgraduate courses).
You are expected to show a commitment to return to Tanzania, where you will contribute to the country's socio-economic development using the new skills and knowledge acquired during your stay in the UK.
You cannot apply for a scholarship for undergraduate or PhD study. How do you apply? You will need to submit the following documents to us:
Application form Curriculum Vitae supporting letters from two referees photocopies of academic certificates Transcript/record of exams that you have passed. Birth certificate (with translation) The deadline for applications is mid-December every year.
What financial support does the Scholarship offer? The scholarship funds most Master's courses, running over a period of twelve months in the UK only.
This scholarship covers: a gratis student visa all your academic fees a monthly allowance to cover living expenses an arrival and departure allowance to help with travel a book and clothing allowance travel costs to and from the UK.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office provides a limited number of scholarships to the UK for Post-graduate study not exceeding 12 months in duration. Co-sponsorship or cost sharing of awards is encouraged.
The awards are aimed at potential high achievers. Candidates must have an Upper Second Class degree or above and should have at least three year’s work experience.
The maximum age to apply for a Chevening Award is 40 years.
Applicants should write to the Training Department, British Council, PO Box 9100, Dar es Salaam, and should give brief details of their age, work experience, degree held and subject of interest.
The closing date for applications for awards starting in September 2008 ends on 15 December 2007. Short-listing will be done in January 2008 and successful candidates will be notified and invited to attend an interview.
Because of the large number of applications we receive we regret that we cannot reply to all letters to notify rejection.
CHEVENING SCHOLARSHIPS APPLICATION FORM – CHEV/1
The Scholarship Scheme of the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Please complete all parts of this form in black ink or typescript andattach a recent photograph of yourself. Enclose two additional copesof the photograph, after printing your name on the back and signingeach one.
A note at the end of this form explains who will see the informationyou supply to us, and why.
PART A PERSONAL DETAILS
Family name: (as in your passport)
Title: Mr Mrs Miss Ms Dr Sex: Male Female
Place of birth:
Date of birth:
Status: Single Married Divorced Widowed
Number of children (if applicable):
Will any member of your family accompany you to the UK? If yes, please specify which ones and state how you propose to meet their expenses. Under the Chevening Scholarships programme, we cannot pay married or child allowances; any stipend you receive is intended to cover your expenses only.
Your address, where we should send letters: Name, address of next of kin or person in your home country who should be contacted in the event of an emergency (Please state relationship). E-mail: E-mail: Telephone number: Telephone number: Mobile number: Mobile number:
Please tick this box to confirm that you have told your emergency contacts that you are giving us their names and contact details
Where are you currently working or studying?
If you are currently working, please provide details of your post, grade and main responsibilities.
If you are currently studying, what qualifications do you expect to obtain, and when do you expect to obtain it?
PART B: ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
Please list all academic qualifications gained since completing your secondary education, stating the institutions attended, the main subjects of study, and when the main courses started and finished. Please indicate with an asterisk (*) those courses which were entirely, or mostly, in English medium – i.e. where the language of instruction or supervision was English. Please attach photocopies of all relevant academic certificates or transcripts, with accompanying translations into English if they are in another language.
Qualification(including class or level) Institution Subject From To
PART C: PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND Please list all positions held since completing your secondary or tertiary education.
Position Organisation/Institution From To
PART D: PROPOSED COURSE OF STUDY IN THE UK
What qualification(s) would you like to obtain, and in which subject(s)? If there are alternatives to your first choice, please state order of preference. If you wish to conduct research rather than obtain a formal qualification, please state so clearly. 1. 2. 3.
At which institution(s) would you like to study or conduct research? If there are alternatives to your first choice, please state order of preference. If you have no particular preferences and would like the British Council to identify a suitable instittuion for you, please do not complete this section. 1.
Are you applying for a fully funded Chevening Scholarship? Yes No:
If no, how do you propose to supplement your scholarship?
Have you already been in contact with the institution(s) of your choice? Yes No:
If yes, please attach photocopies of all relevant correspondence (e.g. acknowledgements of applications and offer letters).
Have you ever studied in the UK? Yes No:
If yes, were you in receipt of a British Government funded award or scholarship? Please give full details.
If you answered ‘yes’ to the last question, please give full details of the study programme.
Have you ever visited the UK on holiday or for other purposes? Yes No:
If yes, please indicate when and what the purpose of your visit was.
Are you applying for any other scholarships or awards to study in the UK, to be funded either by the British Council, or by other institutions or foundations? Yes No:
If yes, please give full details.
PART E REFEREES
Please attach letters from two (2) referees (both of whom should be professional or academic) in support of your application for a Chevening Scholarship. Please provide details of the two referees below. If you are unable to attach letters from your referees, please ask them to write to us as soon as possible.
Title and name:
Position: Address: How long have you known this referee?
What is his/her professional relationship to you?
Title and name:
How long have you known this referee?
What is his/her professional relationship to you?
Please tick this box to confirm that you have informed your referees that you have given us their contact details.
PART F: STATEMENTS ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR PLANS
What are your reasons for applying for the course you wish to study? Explain how it will help your career and personal development on your return to your home country. Try to do this in no more than 250 words. If you are applying to undertake research, explain your research proposal at the beginning of your answer, and explain what benefits it will bring to your country. Be brief, we can explore the detail at interview if necessary.
Your Plans for the Future
Please provide an outline of your ambitions and career plan. How do you intend to ‘make a difference’ in your country? Try to do this in no more than 250 words. We can discuss your plans at interview.
Are you a Potential Leader?
Chevening is unique in that it looks for future leaders, who can use their influence and standing to bring benefits to their communities and countries. Describe your most outstanding non-academic achievement where you demonstrated leadership potential. It should involve other people, and it may be an extra-curricular/sport/community/professional activity or an assignment. Try to do this in no more than 250 words. We can discuss it further at interview.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT YOU SHOULD READ AND UNDERSTAND BEFORESIGNING THIS APPLICATION FORM
Anyone applying for a Chevening scholarship should be aware of the following:
(i) Application: your application (including anything you add at interview or afterwards) should be accurate, not omit any facts that are relevant and not be misleading. If we find that there were significant effors or omissions in the information you have supplied to us in the course of your application you will not be offered a scholarship, or you will have your scholarship withdrawn or terminated. (ii) Selection: the section process will be fair. No applicant will have, or should seek or accept, any unfair advantage. No member of the British Council or the Foreign and Commonwealth Office will unfairly promote or disadvantage the interests of any applicant. If we find that you have secured an unfair advantage in the selection process we reserve the right not to offer you a scholarship, or withdraw or terminate your scholarship. (iii) Finding a course of study: we encourage applicants to identify the course and institution that fits their precise needs, to apply independently and secure a conditional place on the course as early as possible. Many of the most popular courses at top institutions are filled very early. If you cannot or do not find a course, we will help scholars who are successful at interview to find a course and institution that fits their requirements. But if we cannot find a suitable course at a suitable institution (perhaps because all the places have already been allocated) then we reserve the right to withdraw the offer of a scholarship. Our policy is not to allow applicants to defer. An applicant who has not secured a place on a suitable course will have to reapply again. You must not make commitments, especially commitments with financial consequences, until you know that you have a confirmed place on a suitable course. (iv) Medical: We expect all applicants to reveal all relevant details in the medical form that accompanies their application, if necessary provided in confidence in a sealed envelope addressed to the Chevening Officer at the Embassy (or High Commission) to ensure your privacy is protected. If you are offered a scholarship it will be conditional on a further satisfactory medical report. If that medical report is not satisfactory we reserve the right to withdraw the offer of a scholarship. If you are successful at interview It will be in your interest to arrange for your medical report to be completed as soon as possible. You must not make commitments, especially commitments with financial consequences, until you know that your medical report is satisfactory. (v) Entry clearance: You must tell us when you apply if there is anything (such as previous convictions or associations with terrorist organisations) that may be an impediment to securing a visa or entry clearance to study in the UK. If we find that we cannot provide you with a visa for any reason then we will withdraw the offer of a scholarship. You should not make commitments, especially commitments with financial consequences, unless you are certain that there will be no impediment to you securing a visa or entry clearance to study. (vi) Changes of circumstances: If your circumstances change through an event or events which were genuinely beyond your control, or in ways that are generally unexpected, you should contact us immediately. We will take reasonable steps to ensure that you can take up your scholarship, perhaps by providing extra support or finding an alternative course at an institution that can provide such support. But we reserve the right to withdraw the offer of a scholarship if we feel that the circumstances are such that this is in the best interests of the applicant or the FCO.
Data Protection Thank you for providing us with information about yourself on this form. We will look after the information carefully and use it to consider your suitability for a scholarship and to manage the application process. It will be made available to staff at the British Council and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. It may also be made available for these reasons to co-sponsors of the Chevening programme, and to members of any panel that interviews you. If you are successful, the information (and the information you tell us at the interview and at other times) may be passed to external consultants to obtain advice on suitable courses or other training opportunities in UK. Your information may also be passed to UK Higher Education Institutions to help secure a place on a course in the UK. After we know that you have a confirmed place on a course we will ask you again for permission to use the information in new ways that will become necessary as you proceed to take up your scholarship. If you are unsuccessful the information will be held securely and destroyed in due course.
In signing the application form for a Chevening scholarship you accept that you will be bound by these conditions.
You also accept that we will use the information you have given us in the ways we have described.
FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
TO BE COMPLETED BY OVERSEAS POST
Other documents attached to this form (please tick):
Photocopies of academic certificates (and translations, if relevant)