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Chevening Scholarships 2022-23

Chevening Scholarships 2022-23

Chevening Scholarships 2022-23

The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office has unveiled an incredible opportunity for Pakistani citizens through the Chevening Scholarship program for the academic year 2022/2023. This initiative allows deserving individuals to pursue a one-year Master’s degree at a prestigious UK university, commencing in the fall of 2022. The scholarship covers various expenses, including tuition, textbooks, airfare, and a living stipend, making it an extraordinary opportunity for higher education. In this comprehensive guide, we will provide you with crucial details about the scholarship, eligibility criteria, the application process, and more.

Key Details of Chevening Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at noon GMT
  • Contact Email: internationaloffice@iba.edu.pk
  • Online Application Link: Chevening Scholarship Application

About Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships are prestigious awards funded by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). These scholarships are a part of the UK government’s global scholarship program, designed to identify and support outstanding scholars with leadership potential across various fields. Chevening Scholarships offer remarkable opportunities for future leaders to pursue a one-year Master’s degree at the top universities in the UK.

Since its establishment in 1983, Chevening Scholarships have benefited scholars from over 116 countries worldwide, excluding the USA and the EU. This year, approximately 1,500 individuals will receive Chevening Scholarships, contributing to a network of over 46,000 Chevening alums across the globe. In Pakistan, over 1200 individuals have been awarded a Chevening Scholarship, making a significant impact.

The program not only provides opportunities for personal and professional growth but also fosters international partnerships, contributing to lasting relationships between Pakistan and the UK.

Chevening Grant Inclusions

The Chevening Scholarship offers a comprehensive package, including:

  • University tuition fees
  • A monthly stipend
  • Travel costs to and from the UK
  • An arrival allowance
  • A homeward departure allowance
  • A contribution of up to £75 for TB testing (where required)
  • A thesis grant
  • A grant for study materials
  • A study travel allowance
  • The cost of one visa application
  • A travel grant to attend Chevening events in the UK

Areas of Scholarship Focus

Applicants from Pakistan are welcome to choose any course of study; however, the program encourages candidates to consider the following areas:

  • Business
  • Conflict resolution
  • Democracy
  • Energy
  • Good governance
  • Innovation
  • Public services
  • Regional cooperation
  • Security

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship, candidates must:

  • Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country (Pakistani citizens are eligible)
  • Commit to returning to their country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after completing the scholarship.
  • Possess an undergraduate degree that qualifies them for entry to a post-graduate program at a UK university, equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK.
  • Have at least two years of work experience (equivalent to 2,800 hours)
  • Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and secure an unconditional offer from one of them by July 14, 2022

You are not eligible for a Chevening Scholarship if you:

  • Hold British or dual British citizenship (unless you are a citizen of a British Overseas Territory or hold BN(O) and are applying from Hong Kong)
  • Hold refugee status in a non-Chevening eligible country.
  • Are an employee, a relative of an employee, or a former employee (since July 2018) of Her Majesty’s Government, the British Council, a partner, a sponsoring UK university, or a staff member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities
  • I have previously studied in the UK with funding from a UK Government-funded scholarship. Chevening Alumni are not eligible to apply for a further scholarship but may be eligible for a fellowship five years after completing the first award.

Online Application Link

The online application for the Chevening Scholarship can be accessed here: Chevening Scholarship Application.

Application Documents

Before starting your application, make sure you have the following documents ready:

Essential:

  • Two references are provided in a letter format in English
  • Valid passport/national ID card
  • University transcripts
  • Three different UK Master’s course choices

Please note that only documents in PDF format can be uploaded, and each document must not exceed 5MB in size.

Optional:

  • UK Master’s university offer (if already met the requirements)

You can submit your initial application without the optional document and upload it at any point until July 14, 2022. However, suppose you are conditionally selected for a Chevening Scholarship. In that case, you must provide evidence of at least one offer from an eligible course before the deadline to remain in the process.

References

If you are invited for an interview, you must upload two references to your online application before attending. These references should:

  • Be written in English
  • Be in a letter format, preferably typed, and addressed to the British Embassy or High Commission
  • Be uploaded in PDF format, with each file not exceeding 5MB in size

References should cover:

  • How long you have known the applicant
  • In what capacity do you know the applicant (e.g., professional, educational, supervisory, voluntary, religious)
  • When did you last have regular contact with the applicant?
  • A brief overall endorsement of the applicant, including their skills in leadership and networking, personal, intellectual, and interpersonal qualities, and ability to complete a demanding academic program in the UK.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for the Chevening Scholarship is Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at noon GMT.

Work Experience Requirement

Applicants must ensure they meet the minimum of two years of work experience before submitting their Chevening application. Eligible work experience can include full-time employment, part-time employment, voluntary work, and paid or unpaid internships. Work experience can be completed before, during, or after graduating from your undergraduate studies, provided it amounts to 2,800 hours.

Chevening Scholarships 2022/2023 Timeline

  • Application deadline: Tuesday, November 2, 2021
  • Announcement of interview invitations: February 2022
  • Interviews: February 2022 – April 2022
  • Notification of results: Early June 2022
  • Deadline for receiving at least one unconditional UK university offer: July 14, 2022
  • Deadline for submitting your English language test results: July 14, 2022
3 August 2021Applications open
2 November 2021Applications close at 12:00 BST
3 November 2021 to mid-NovemberApplications are sifted against eligibility criteria
Mid-November To December 2021Independent reading committees assess eligible applications
Early to mid-February 2022Applicants are shortlisted for interviews by the British Embassies/High Commissions in-country
22 February 2022References and Education Documents Deadline by 12:00 GMT (midday)
28 February To 29 April 2022 Global interview period
From Early June 2022Announcement of interview results
14 July 2022Deadline for UK university unconditional offer requirement at 17:00 BST (UK time)
September/October 20222022/2023 Chevening Scholars commence their studies in the UK

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