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CHEVENING SCHOLARSHIPS: Applications should be made by 11 March 2011

February 16, 2011

Chevening House, the official residence of the British Foreign Secretary after whom the scholarships are named?

British Ambassador Stephen Lillie announced that the UK is once more looking for excellent young achievers as applications to the prestigious Chevening Scholarships are now open for school year 2011-12.

"We are pleased to again offer Chevening Scholarships to deserving young Filipinos who are budding leaders and changemakers and who have already made an impact in their respective fields. Chevening Scholarships offer an ideal opportunity for young graduates not only to pursue higher education in their chosen field, but also to meet and network with peers and experts in the unique learning atmosphere that the UK provides. The Chevening programme is all about helping the Philippines' leaders of tomorrow achieve their true potential, so that they can help their country do the same," said Lillie.

The Chevening Scholarships are for one-year courses leading to a Master's qualification. The scholarship program has produced graduates who have made exemplary achievements in their careers. Just last year, Chevening alumna Flora May Cerna was awarded the 2010 Aquino Fellowship for Public Service for her exemplary work in encouraging several government organisations to increase transparency and accountability in their procedures.

Those interested to apply for a scholarship may visit the British Embassy website for more information ( The deadline for submission of applications is 11 March 2011.

Chevening Scholarships are granted by the British Government to young individuals in the early stage of their careers who have the potential to become leaders, decision makers and opinion formers in their chosen field. The scholarships were named after the Chevening House in Kent, the UK Foreign Secretary's country residence.

If you are not in the Philippines, use the information below to apply, or go to the British Embassy website for your country

Welcome to the Chevening on-Line Application System


Where general guidance, particularly on application periods, or further information is required please refer to your British Council or British Embassy website.

It is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all who are eligible for the programme on the basis of ability and qualifications. Applications from all qualified persons, including women, members of minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities are therefore welcome.


In order to apply for a Chevening Scholarship you should meet the following general conditions:

Condition 1 - you must not be a British Citizen (although dual nationals will be considered on a case by case basis).

Condition 2 - you must have at least one qualification at degree level or equivalent.

To complete the e-Chevening application form you will require details of your qualifications and past experience as well as the contact details of two referees. You will also be required to complete a personal statement describing why you wish to study in the UK and how you expect to benefit from your proposed qualification. Please note that should you be called to an interview, you will be required to bring original reference letters from your designated referees, together with your original certificates for the qualifications you record.

You may save your application at any time and access your saved data by entering your user name and password.

Please note that should you be invited to attend an interview, you must be able to travel to a specified FCO or British Council post in your country of citizenship. Applicants may not apply for a Chevening scholarship from any other country other than that in which they hold citizenship.

Should you be successful at the first selection stage, we may request references from your referees before your attendance at interview. You will also be required to bring the original reference letters and qualification certificates with you.

To proceed to the e-Chevening application form please read the following terms and conditions:

In submitting this form you confirm that the information you have provided is complete and accurate and that you will comply with the conditions laid down.

You agree to the processing of your personal data in accordance with the FCO's notification to the Information Commissioner under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) (available at by the FCO, which is the 'data controller' for the purposes of the DPA. Your personal data will be used to assess your suitability and verify your eligibility for a Chevening scholarship and for making arrangements with a Higher Education Institute for placement, where appropriate. Your personal data may also be used in the collation of statistical information relating to Chevening applicants which will assist the FCO and the British Council in the management and administration of the Chevening scholarships programme.

You accept that;

  • We may keep a copy of your application form and use the information for statistical purposes or to monitor equal opportunities (or both).
  • We may use or disclose information contained on your application form for research purposes, although no information that could identify you as an individual shall be published.
  • We may share your data with other organisations in compliance with the DPA.
  • Application data may be retained for up to 3 years.

The information contained within your application will be used by, or may be shared with:

  • The British Council
  • Higher Education Institutions
  • Your referees

We reserve the right to, or we may have to, give external organisations, including the Police, Local Authorities, examination boards or awarding bodies, information from your application form to prevent or detect fraud.

Please type your full name in the box and click here to confirm that you accept all terms and conditions:

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Note that failure to supply information, or supply of false information will lead to a rejection of your application. If you do not have all the required information immediately to hand, you can save your part completed form and return to it later. Your application will be considered complete when it is submitted. Please click 'Continue' to begin completing your application or 'Cancel' if you wish to exit the e-Chevening application system.

You may print a copy of the Chevening Scholarships application form using this link: Chevening Application Details.pdf
To return here after printing; use the 'Back' button of the browser.

Finally, on submitting your application you cannot make changes to it. Any subsequent changes, such as to contact details will have to be communicated via the local British Council Office.



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