The questionnaire requires you to provide personal data and details about your work experience. You should describe your position, the weekly hours worked, and the number of weeks worked. The system will automatically calculate the total number of hours.
Furthermore, candidates must respond to several questions. These questions aim to determine if you fulfill the scholarship requirements: Do you hold British citizenship? Have you previously studied in the UK on a scholarship?
In the questionnaire, you are required to specify three master's programs to which you intend to apply. These programs can be either three different programs at the same university or three similar programs at different universities. The chosen courses must meet the following criteria:
- Start in the autumn semester, specifically in September or October
- Lead to a master's degree
- Be taught in Great Britain
The scholarship does not cover the following:
- Part-time courses
- Distance learning programs
- Courses with a duration of fewer than 9 months
- Courses with a duration exceeding 12 months
- Programs that are taught for more than one month outside of Great Britain
Choose your courses carefully — changing your preferences after applying for a scholarship isn’t possible. It is advisable to apply to universities at the earliest opportunity to enhance your chances of admission. Additionally, obtaining an unconditional invitation from one of the selected universities is a prerequisite for receiving a scholarship.
You are required to write a total of four essays, each consisting of approximately 500 words.
- First essay — leadership experience. It is crucial to demonstrate how your decisions directly contributed to achieving a specific goal. For instance, if you worked for a nonprofit animal welfare organization, highlight the various promotions and social media campaigns you organized to promote the cause and secure funds for a new shelter. Emphasize your own personal contribution, rather than using "we" or "our team." Avoid mentioning leadership roles held in school or university, as they may not effectively showcase your leadership qualities. The selection committee values examples from your work experience.
- Second essay — networking abilities and how you leverage them to solve problems. Share instances where you reached out to fellow "Cheveners" (past program winners) while preparing your application and sought their insights on the competition. Demonstrate not only your ability to benefit from connections, but also your willingness to share experiences and be of help to others. Highlight the specific skills and knowledge you can offer to fellow "Cheveners," as the program fosters a global community of professionals.
- Third essay — study plans. Explain why the chosen universities and programs align with your goals. Highlight the unique aspects of these institutions, such as specialized laboratories, exceptional faculty, or specific courses. Convince the committee that your choice is intentional and demonstrate how your selected field of study relates to your academic and professional background.
- Fourth essay — short-term and long-term goals. Clearly define your aims and provide justification for them. You can set ambitious objectives, such as changing societal attitudes towards environmental issues in your country. However, it is crucial to explain the concrete steps you intend to take and how the Chevening program will assist you in achieving them. For example, you may mention organizing an eco-forum, creating a Coursera course, or establishing a startup. Emphasize how Chevening will equip you with the necessary knowledge, skills, and connections.
While all four essays should share a common theme, avoid repeating information. Consider drafting one large essay and then dividing it into distinct sections or blocks.
After successfully passing the initial selection stage and receiving an interview invitation, you are required to submit two recommendation letters in English. It is essential to attach these letters before the scheduled embassy interview date. In exceptional cases, recommendations may be provided in person during the interview, but valid reasons must accompany this approach.
Recommendation letters can be written by either a teacher or an employer. They should emphasize your leadership abilities and personal qualities. For detailed instructions, please refer to the scholarship website.
An interview is conducted at the British Embassy in your home country. Along with an invitation, you will receive instructions on how to schedule an appointment. Candidates are responsible for choosing their interview slots, so it is advisable to book the date as early as possible.
Before the interview, you will need to submit the following:
- Educational documents
- Two recommendation letters
- Short biography
Make sure to bring your passport with you to the interview.
For more information on how to prepare for the interview, please visit the scholarship website.
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