The UK government on Wednesday announced that the application window for Chevening Scholarship and Fellowship programmes for the year 2020-21 is now open. As per the statement, Chevening Scholarships offer full financial support for one year to candidates applying for a Master’s degree at any UK university – covering nearly 12,000 courses from more than 150 universities. “Chevening Fellowships run for eight-12 weeks and offer professional development and networking opportunities in specified thematic areas, including science and innovation, cybersecurity, journalism, and financial services, it added. The alumni of Chevening scholarship programmes include Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, NITI Aayog Chairman Amitabh Kant, President of Observer Research Foundation Samir Saran, and Tata Sons chairman Harish Bhat.
Interested students can go to the official website of Chevening Scholarship to send in their applications. Applicants must be the citizens of a Chevening-eligible country. Applicants must have obtained an undergraduate degree ( equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK) that makes them eligible for a postgraduate programme at a UK university. The candidates must have at least two years of work experience to eligible for Chevening scholarship. The candidates must have applied to at least three different eligible courses of UK university and have received an unconditional offer from one of these courses. The applicants must meet the Chevening English language requirement as well as meet the university criteria for the English language. The candidates must have at least an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or overall PTE score of 58 or overall TOEFL iBT score of 79 or overall C1 Advanced score of 176 or minimum pass score in Trinity ISE II (B2).