Chevening scholarship opens to future leaders

Chevening scholarship opens to future leaders

Professionals and public servants from the Cayman Islands looking to further their education are being urged to apply for the United Kingdom’s prestigious Chevening Scholarship.

The award is a product of the UK’s flagship scholarship programme funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. It recognises exceptional and budding leaders, offering them financial support for a Master’s level degree beginning September 2015 at one of the UK’s leading universities.

To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship, applicants must be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country and intend to return there after their studies; hold a degree that is equivalent to at least an upper second-class honours degree in the UK; have completed at least two years’ work or equivalent experience before applying for a Chevening Scholarship; be able to meet the Chevening minimum English language requirement; and be able to obtain the correct visa, and receive an unconditional offer from a UK university.

The programme’s team is particularly interested to hear from applicants in the Cayman Islands who wish to study good governance, financial management, public administration and law, commercial / economic development and environment.

Applicants have until 15 November 2014 to submit their application.

A Chevening scholarship is usually offered for a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject at any of the UK’s leading universities. It includes a monthly stipend, travel to and from the recipients country, a thesis or dissertation grant and tuition fees. Applicants should read the online guidance and be able to demonstrate how they meet the Chevening selection criteria before submitting an application. Further details of closing dates and priority subject areas are available at www.chevening.org/apply.