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Iran-British Chevening Scholarship 2010/11

British Chevening Scholarship 2010/11

The British Chevening Scholarships, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, are prestigious awards enabling overseas students to study in the United Kingdom. The bursaries are offered in more than 150 countries and give talented graduates and young professionals the opportunity to become familiar with the UK and gain skills which will benefit their future careers and home countries.

Application Deadline: 30 November 2009

The British Embassy in Tehran is offering several Scholarships for Iranian Nationals to undertake postgraduate study in the UK during the academic year 2010/11.



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The grants

Applications are invited for study in all subject areas and are fully funded and cover course fees, living allowance and airfare. They are for postgraduate study of up to a maximum of twelve months. Most scholars undertake Masters Programmes, but awards to pursue short courses for between six to twelve months are also considered.
Please note that qualifications that last longer than 12 month are not supported by Chevening scholarships for Iran. This rule also applies to Mphil and PhD programs.

Application criteria

  • Applicants should normally be between the ages of 25 and 35 years; but applications from all ages are welcome.
  • Must have a four-year Bachelors degree with a minimum GPA of 16 out of 20 from any recognised university in Iran or the equivalent grade from an overseas institution. Candidates with a lower second degree but with impressive career achievements can still apply.
  • Applicants with more than one qualification should provide details of all the degrees they have obtained during their higher education studies.
  • Applicants should have a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience.
  • Must have completed all military and official services or official service regulations.
  • Applicants must have a very good level of English in order to cope with the demands of postgraduate study in the UK. Candidates should have an International English Language test (IELTS) score not lower than 6.5 or TOEFL of 95.
  • Anyone who has received a British government award or training award within the last five years should not apply.
  • Anyone who holds an Iranian scholarship or training award should not apply.
  • Awardees are required to come back to Iran after completion of their programmes.  If you wish to apply for a post-study work permit or a PhD in the UK following your studies then this application is not suitable for you.

How to apply

Applications can be made online at www.chevening.com

Applicants must complete the online application before 30 November 2009. No additional documents are required at the time of submitting the form.

Completion of application forms

Applicants are asked to complete the application form in full and should be able to provide additional documents upon request. The information on the application form is considered fully confidential.

Applicants should demonstrate that they have thought carefully about the chosen subject of study and qualification sought (e.g. Diploma, Masters). Applicants should state how a award in the UK will help them achieve their career aspirations.

Applicants are encouraged to seek advice and information on universities and courses of study in the UK from available sites. Applicants able to identify appropriate courses and institutions should mention these in the application form. More education information for international students can be found on:

Applicants are encouraged to apply directly to universities in anticipation of obtaining an award. Applicants are expected to provide full details of any offer of admission received from UK higher education institution to study for 2010/2011 academic year.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Submission of applications

  • The application form should be completed and submitted online. Any application form, sent to the British Embassy in Tehran by mail will not be considered for the awards.
  • Any application submitted after 30 November 2009 will not be considered for the awards.
  • Double applications will not be considered for the award.

Further Scholarship Information and Application


  1. samaneh says:

    Dear Dr,
    I ‘m Samaneh Mousavi from IRAN.I’m 27 years old. I’ve an undergraduate degree in fisheries field and MSc degree of fisheries. I work in coldwater fishes reaserch center.
    i present diffrent paper in internatioal and national conference and also i publishid some papers. I am very interested if I study in your project and educate beside you in Ph.D. degree. i can send you my Cv .

    please let me know more about your scholarship.
    Best regards,

    Samaneh Mousavi

  2. feiz says:

    i want to know about scholarships granred for 2010-2011
    is there any funding for coming year in every major especially in germany?
    ms. feiz
    from iran

  3. lili says:

    Dear Dr.

    I ‘m Leila nemati from IRAN.I’m 30 years old. I’ve an undergraduate degree in Microbiology field and MSc degree of medical mycology. I work in the institute of Vaccine Research Institute (RAZI) for 7 years. I got the first rank in the university entrance exam.I ‘m Head of the control antigen in Razi Institute. My articles are published in the journal and I have some posters in microbiology seminars and I have research projects in the workplace that’ll send for you.
    I am very interested if I study in your project and educate beside you in Ph.D. degree. Please guide me if it is possible.
    [email protected]

  4. Bukenya Ibrahim says:


  5. ashfike says:

    ashfike 19 nov 2009
    I, Ashfike from a country BANGLADESH who has completed honours degree in socology, and doing a job in CARE BANGLADESH, a international organization. now i want to do MS from any renouned university by scholarship. i am working in development sector so, i want todo my MS to development studies or international economics or other related subject. can you help me?

  6. Thomas Tai says:

    I, Mr. Thomas Tai from a country call: Papua New Guinea who has completed the Master’s Degree in Education and now a lecturer with the Divine Word University. Recently the British High Commissioner in PNG has advertised the British Chevening Scholarship 2010/11 on the PNG Post Courier. I am one of them who have applied to do the PhD in Education next year 2010.

    Please consider my request by providing full funding for the studies in UK for 2010 academic year.

    Let me know as soon as possible so that I may get myself ready for next year.

    Thank you
    Mr. Thomas Tai

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