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British Chevening Scholarships 2004

September 30, 2003 11:08 IST

The British Chevening Scholarship Programme offers up to 120†scholarships†for Indians to study in the United Kingdom in 2004. The scholarships will be awarded under the following three schemes:

Scheme A:†Long-term (Open) Scholarships: These scholarships are applicable for a one-year postgraduate (Master's) study at any UK university and are fully funded by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. For 2004 entry, the following programmes are available under this scheme:

Open Human Rights Scholarships: Master's (MA or LLM) on any subject related to Human Rights.

Open Social Science Scholarships: MA/MSc in Economics, Politics, International Relations, Development Studies (including Gender Studies), Psychology and Sociology.

Open Science Scholarships: MSc in Pure and Applied Sciences, Computing, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology (except Medicine, Physiotherapy, Occupational Health, and Pharmacy).

Note: Pharmaceutical study leading to research and discovery of new drugs is eligible.

Open New Technology Scholarships: MSc in Biotechnology, Telecommunications and Information Technology.

Open Scholarships: MA/MSc/Mphil/MBA in Art, Design, Architecture, Philosophy, English Literature, Law, Journalism, Fashion Technology, Information Sciences, Humanities and Management.

Note: Chevening does not support medicine and related subjects like pharmacy and physiotherapy.

Scheme B:†Short-term (Professional) Scholarships: These scholarships are for working professionals to attend tailor-made courses of up to three months at identified UK institutions. These courses are tailor-made for the targeted professional groups such as journalists, lawyers, corporate managers etc in public, private and non-government sectors. For 2004 entry, the following programmes are available under this scheme:

Gurukul Scholarships in Leadership and Excellence at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Web site:

Women in Leadership and Management Programme at the University of Bradford.

Young Indian Print Journalists Programme at the University of Westminster. Web site:

Young Indian Broadcast Journalists Programme at the Thomson Foundation, Cardiff University. Web site:

Wolfson College Press Fellowships at the Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. Web site:

Environmental Management & Sustainable Development Programme at the University of Wales, Bangor.

Scheme C:†Long-term (Shared or Joint) Scholarships: These scholarships are applicable for a one-year postgraduate study (Master's) at specific UK universities and are funded by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office and one or two co-sponsor(s). The†Foreign and Commonwealth Office's co-sponsors include UK universities, British and foreign companies (including AXA and Prudential), foundations and trusts, and other institutions. For 2004 entry, the following programmes are available under this scheme:

Indian Friends of London School of Economics Shared Scholarships

Cable & Wireless Shared Scholarships

FCO/Pearson/Cranfield Joint Scholarships

FCO/Pearson/Stirling Joint Scholarships

Chevening scholarships cover the tuition fee (up to a maximum of £12,000) and the living expenses for the scholar for the duration of the award, which normally varies from 4 weeks to 12 months. International airfares are normally not covered

General Eligibility

Indian nationals residing in India of outstanding academic ability with a good first degree. Candidates are normally under 35 years of age.


Prospectus and application forms are available at the British Council offices in Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi and at the British Libraries in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram. They can also be downloaded from the web site:

Last date for applications:†October 31, 2003.

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Sir, It is a very welcoming gesture you are making to assist people who want to study in London, but i am not an Indian ...

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