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British Chevening Scholarships 2008/2009

UK British Chevening Scholarships 2008/2009 Academic Year for Indonesian Citizen
The Chevening scholarships are offered in over 150 countries and enable talented graduates and young professionals to become familiar with the UK and gain skills which will benefit their own countries.
There are three types of scholarships offered under the Chevening scheme:
1. TYPE A (Fees only): awards cover in whole, or in part, tuition or course fees only. No maintenance or other allowances are provided.
2. TYPE B (Full cost): awards include fees. Stipend and other allowances & may also include airfares (economy class) to and from the UK at beginning an end of the awards.
3. TYPE C (Part Cost): awards usually include full or part fees (except where fees are specifically waived by institution) and may include part stipend, airfares and other allowances are normally paid.
Support for scholars
Pre-departure English Course
English language training is included as part of the scholarship and candidates from outside Jakarta are supported during the period of the course. The language training is a full-time study and will be held in Jakarta. The candidate will need to obtain release from her/his employment for the duration of the course.
UK University Placement
Chevening is a self-placement programme. Students who are selected are responsible for making their own approaches to the UK university. We provide the facility in identifying the most suitable university and course if students wish to receive help or advice.
Students are required to apply to 3 universities in the UK.
Briefing
Successful candidates will be invited to attend a briefing. The briefing will cover:
* Terms and condition of the awards
* Introduction to Education UK
* How to make an application and choose a suitable course
Prior to their departure, scholars will be invited to attend a pre-departure briefing. The briefing will cover:
* Customs and immigration procedures
* Studying and living in the UK
* Finding accommodation
* Information concerning travel
* Payment
* Opening Bank Account
* Welfare
Scholars also will be invited to an individual briefing/meeting with a Chevening officer. They will have the chance to discuss any issues concerning their scholarship and life overseas.
The British Chevening Awards General Information & Requirements
General
* A prestigious programme funded by the British Government (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) and administered by the British Council.
* Over 1000 scholarships awarded in Indonesia since 1984.
* This year up to 35 full scholarships are offered for one year Master degrees.
* Courses at various universities and professional institutions in the UK including courses in media, finance, economics, politics, law, management, engineering, gender, environment, democracy etc.
* A very competitive scheme. Only the best applicants are invited for further test and interview.
* Employees, employee’s relatives (or former employees who have left employment less than two years before) of the FCO (Foreign Commonwealth Office), including FCO posts, the British Council and the sponsor will not be eligible to apply for these awards.
Who can apply?
* Indonesian Citizen.
* Age between 25 – 40 years old.
* Excellent first degree with minimum GPA 3.0.
* Adequate level of spoken and written English language.
* Minimum of 2 years full time working experience after graduation from S1.
* Excellent career prospects.
* Commitment to career development, and ability to demonstrate motivation.
* Field of study should be relevant to educational background or current profession.
* We regret that we are unable to receive applications for MBAs.
* Previous recipients of a Chevening scholarship for Masters degrees are not eligible to reapply.
* Must be able to demonstrate future leadership potential and the capacity to play an important role in Indonesia’s development.
* Ability and potential to contribute to future bilateral relations between Indonesia and Britain.
* We strongly encourage candidates from Eastern Indonesia to apply. Subject areas are: Media, International Relations, Environmental Policy, Local Governmental Administration, Democracy and Pluralism.
When to apply?
* The application period for 2007 is from 1 September – 30 September 2007.
The Selection process
* Initial selection is based on the quality of the written application. You do not. need to attach any documents with the application form
* Successful applicants will be notified and invited for an English test/interview in January 2008.
* The English test and interviews will be held in Jakarta, Surabaya, Medan and Makassar.
* The results of the interviews will be announced by letter.
* Candidates achieving an IELTS score of at least 6.5, and who are accepted by a UK university for an appropriate subject (approved by the Embassy) will be awarded a full scholarship.
* English language training is included as part of the scholarship )only if required). Candidates from outside Jakarta are supported during the period of the course.
* Whilst undergoing English language training in Jakarta, candidates are briefed by British Embassy and British Council staff and are given guidance on course selection and application procedures.
* The academic year in the UK commences in September/October. After completing the English courses (around May) candidates are normally advised to return to their employment. The British Council then keeps in touch with candidates about their departure arrangements. Further briefing on the departure arrangements is provided one month prior to departure.
* The final number of scholarships granted is determined by the British Embassy.
For further information please contact:
British Council
T : +62 (0)21 515 5561
F : +62 (0)21 515 5562
E : [email protected]

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