The government of the United Kingdom has developed a program of international awards that seek to encourage leadership and high quality education worldwide. Under the name of Chevening, this program offers scholarships and fellowships to students that are selected by British Embassies and High Commissions throughout the world.
Along with developing student’s high potential, one important objective of Chevening program is to give international students an opportunity to experience life in the UK and a close contact with British culture and creating solid relationships between worldwide countries as well as creating a whole global network of renowned professionals.
Chevening Scholarships in Nigeria are aimed to student’s intending to enroll into a one-year’s Master at any university of the United Kingdom, especially those related to the fields of Agricultural research, Environmental Science, Financial Services, Detentions, Human Rights, Humanitarian Crises, Good Governance, Infectious disease, Job Creation, Law, Media, Power Generation, Prison Services, Prosperity, Rehabilitation, Science and Innovation, Security and Small Scale Business.
The application process starts in August and it’s open until November and you can apply online at www.chevening.org/apply.
Once you’ve applied for the Chevening scholarship, you will be informed about the status on a regular basis via e-mail. You will be able to follow that in the online system by using your user and password. The selection process takes at least 8 months.
Besides having a study offer in a British University from one of three courses you can select in your application, English proficiency is also required and it must be proved with one of the following tests unless you claim an exemption based on the UKVI exempt categories:
- Academic IELTS
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CEA)
- Pearson PTE Academic
- TOEFL IBT
Be aware that not only you must meet the Chevening language requirement but also you have to fulfill the particular criteria that each university states, regarding the type of tests accepted as proficiency proofs as well as the minimum scores required. Tuition fees, travel costs to and from the UK, a thesis grant, the cost of the visa application, are part of the expenses covered by the program.
Many scholarships are granted every year thanks to the organizations and partners that sponsor the programs and make a worldwide spread of the scholarship possible. Universities, companies and other institutions are members of the great group of partners and they are fully committed to support Chevening Scholarships in each of their countries.