MABAD - British Council Chevening Scholarship opens for applications for the year 2011-12 the programme is funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and administered by the British Council that enables overseas students to study in the United Kingdom.
Scholarships are offered in over 150 countries and enable talented graduates and young professionals to become familiar with the UK and gain skills that will benefit their countries. They enable future leaders, decision-makers, and opinion formers from around the world to become familiar with the UK, to gain new skills, or update current professional skills. The ultimate objective is to benefit their countries upon their return.
The Chevening programme currently provides around 2,300 new scholarships each year for postgraduate studies or research at UK institutions of higher education. In Pakistan scholarships are awarded to Pakistani nationals of high intellectual ability who will play a formative role in Pakistans development. Pakistani applicants for Chevening scholarships can apply online for the following subjects: security and counter-terrorism, governance and democracy, economic growth, regional stability and conflict resolution, media and communications.
The scholarships are for one year taught postgraduate study in the UK and cover the full cost of study in the UK.
The applicants are required to have a masters degree or a four-year bachelors degree from any recognised university in Pakistan or the equivalent from an overseas institution. They must have a minimum of three years of work experience. They must be Pakistani citizens. Dual nationals are not eligible. They must not have received in the past three years any British government funded academic award. Last date for submission of forms is Monday, March 21, 2011.