British Chevening Scholarship 2012-2013

The British Chevening Scholarships 2012/2013

The British Embassy Yerevan is offering Chevening Scholarships, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and administered by the British Council. These cover the costs of study (including living expenses and international flights) in the United Kingdom for 12 months. They are awarded on a competitive basis for Master’s degree programme in the fields of:

-Conflict prevention and resolution;

-Development of the public sector to meet EU and other international standards;

-Strengthening free/unbiased media.

Candidate Profile

Applicants must have the potential to rise to positions of leadership and influence. They will need to demonstrate that they possess the personal, intellectual and interpersonal attributes reflecting this potential. Although the scholars must meet the academic requirements for their courses of study, academic excellence is not the determining selection criterion for the scholarship. The criteria for suitability are:

Applicants

-should ideally be aged 25-35 but applications from all ages are welcome

- should already hold a higher education diploma

-must be citizens of Armenia and should have resided in Armenia for the last three years

-should have at least two years work experience in their selected field of study

-have an adequate standard of English (see Selection Process)

-should be committed to return to Armenia and contribute to the development of the country.

How to Apply

All applications must be made on-line. Shortlisted applicants will need to provide following documents:

- two references on an official letterhead and/or with a stamp, not more than six months old;

-hard copies of the certified/notarised photocopies of diplomas and transcripts in English.

Deadline for submitting applications is 23 January 2012. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered; it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete.

Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed and a shortlist will be drawn up by 20 February 2012. We recommend that applicants should have already chosen their courses and universities. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview. The interviews will take place end of February/beginning of March, 2012. Those who have successfully passed the interview will be asked to take a formal English language test (IELTS Academic; required 6.5 or over) on 10 March, 2012. Candidates must be available for the English test and interviews in Yerevan. The final results will be announced in late March 2012. The decision of the selection committee will be final.

Please note that from 9 to 21 December the British Council Armenia office will be moving premises. Should you need to contact us during this period, please do that by e-mail to Arevik Badalyan.

For more information and application form, click here.

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