Sunday, August 23, 2009

Scholarship Grants Awaits Filipinos in United Kingdom

Filipinos who wants to study in the United Kingdom (UK) and experience its unique learning environment now has a chance to do it for free. The British Embassy in Manila announced that they are now accepting applications for the Chevening Scholarship Programme, an esteemed award given to deserving foreigners.

Recipients are given a once in a lifetime opportunity to study the course of their choice in UK and at the same time connect and interact with scholars of other nationalities. The said scholarship ultimately aims to build an association of individuals with close ties to UK, those with the potential to be leaders in their respective countries.

This program is managed by the British Council together with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The British Embassy in Manila selects Filipino candidates.
All expenses such as academic fees, monthly stipend and airfares during the study period will be shouldered by the UK government.

Peter Beckingham, British Ambassador to the Philippines said, "Chevening Scholarships are highly sought after awards which enable overseas students to study in the United Kingdom. The competition is intense, with thousands of applicants from over 130 countries. I am delighted that Filipinos are among the successful. This underpins the growing education links between our two countries."

How to Apply

The Chevening Scholarship Programme for the academic year 2010/2011 for the Philippines, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Palau begins 1 August. All applications are done on-line and must be submitted before 15 October 2009.

Minimum Qualifications:
· an applicant is a Filipino, Marshallese, Micronesian, or Palauan national
· has attained a local/international degree
· has two years work experience in your chosen career
· applicant should also be committed to returning to the applicant's home country after the period of study

For more information about this program, please visit the Chevening website

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