Chevening Scholarships 2008/2009
The Chevening Scholarships programme is funded by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). The programme offers outstanding graduates and young professionals the opportunity to study at UK universities.
The awards are made for one year’s formal study for a postgraduate qualification or for a shorter period of not less than three months to pursue private study or research at a university or similar institution in Britain.
Chevening scholarships are not available to anyone who has benefited in the last three years from other awards funded by the British Government. In the 2006/07 academic year five were offered (the number of scholarships offered varies each year).
User Review( votes)
Centre for Aboriginal Studies
Curtin Business School
Division of Health Sciences
Division of Humanities
Division of Science and Engineering
Area of Interest:
Accounting, Mathematical and Financial Analysis
Australian Indigenous Studies
Built & Natural Environment
Business Law and Corporate Administration
Computing / Electronic
Design for Garment Innovation
Education and Training
Garment Design and Innovation
Geographic Information Science
Health and Life Sciences
Media / Communication
People, Society, Language & Culture
Social Work & Social Policy
Sport and Lifestyle
Textile & Design
Visual Arts / Design
Indigenous or Torres Strait Islander Students
Students with a Disability
Students from Rural or Regional Areas
Australian Permanent Resident
New Zealand Citizen
Permanent Humanitarian Visa
Year of Study:
1 July, 2007
12 October, 2007
The scholarship includes:
- a return economy airfare to the UK from any Australian city;
- all compulsory academic fees;
- monthly stipend;
- book allowance; and
- thesis allowance.
Candidates should have a strong undergraduate degree (emphasis is placed on applications with First or Second Class Honours).
Intend to study a one-year taught Masters or between three and twelve months research towards an Australian PhD in the UK.
Be citizens or permanent residents of Australia.
Chevening scholarships are targeted towards a broad range of fields and disciplines. Priority is given to the following areas:
- Science and innovation
- New and renewable energy resources and energy security
- Global environmental issues
- Science policy
- Sustainable development
- Human rights
- Political science
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) makes the final decision on applications for Chevening scholarships. Candidates are assessed on academic merit; achievements to date both in and outside of the academic and workplace areas; referees’ letters; proposed area of study and future career in line with FCO priority areas; leadership potential and potential to further strengthen the UK-Australia bilateral relationship.
Short-listed candidates should be available for interview in January, and February in Australia.
You must indicate which courses and institutions you would like to attend on your application form. You are strongly advised to apply to those institutions before receiving an award, as places on popular courses fill early.
For further information, please visit the following website:
Please send all completed applications which must be post-dated 12 October at the latest to:
The British Council
PO Box 88