14 Feb Chevening Scholarship Criteria and Tips
Have you already heard about the Chevening scholarship?
The Chevening scholarship is one of the most well-known and prestigious in the world. It covers all of the student’s costs with master’s education at UK universities, in addition to some of the living expenses. This international scholarship program was created by the UK government in 1983 and the competition is fierce, with about 30 times more candidates than in open positions.
The requirements for the Chevening scholarship are:
You must have leadership qualities and a proven track record of professional excellence.
You must be a citizen of a country eligible for Chevening – there are 144 countries who are accepted and Brazil is one of them.
You must return to your country of origin for at least two years after the end of the scholarship.
You must enroll in three different UK eligible university courses and receive an offer from these universities.
You must have two to three years of professional experience in the area you chose – All work experience counts: full-time, part-time, project work, internships and even volunteering.
Enroll in three eligible UK university courses and receive an unconditional offer of one of these options by July 16, 2020.
English language requirement by July 16, 2020 – You will need an IELTS score of at least 6.5 overall and at least 5.5 in each section. However, you will need a higher level of proficiency to enroll in some universities.
The timeline for the Chevening scholarship application process can be seen here: https://www.chevening.org/scholarships/application-timeline/
During the process, you will need to write essays and go through interviews that show the reasons why you deserve to win the scholarship. Points to be explored:
1) Leadership and influence
Show your potential as a leader and your ability to influence others. It is important to provide clear examples – Use real examples and present them in the way that best shows your skills.
This is about your ability to make professional connections, the way you build them, and how your connections will help you in the future.
3) Study in the UK
You will need to describe how is you plan to study. It is important that you show how judicious your university selection process was. Explain what made you choose these programs and describe the benefits of each university and course on your list.
4) Career plan
What do you want to achieve in the next two to four years? And in the long run? How will studying in the UK help you towards your goals?
What you need to remember is that they are interested in your leadership potential, and they also want to know your life story – If you studied to be a designer and applied for a programming course, you will need to explain why you did it, what kind of innovative project at the intersection of design and IT you plan to implement and why you should study it in the UK.
We wish you good luck! educaDreams is available to help you with the university application process! Send us a message!
5) 10 amazing reasons to invest in an international experience
Why seek an international experience?
It is a fact that a large number of people are looking for an experience abroad currently. Many of them are looking for great institutions abroad, others want to learn about a new culture, boost the curriculum and even immigrate indefinitely. Have you ever thought about all of the advantages?
Here are 10 of the main reasons why you should start planning your experience abroad:
New ways of dealing with new situations and challenges
Fluency in another language
Development of technical skills
Exchange of experiences
Training according to market requirements
Creativity and innovation
Several international teaching methods are based on student’s independence and non-academic skills. This means that, in addition to valuing practice and extracurricular activities, institutions also value the student’s proactivity and autonomy.
In addition, international experiences are highly regarded by companies, and the job market increasingly demands that professionals are more flexible and able to adapt to different scenarios. Multiculturalism is also a highly valued feature – living in another country, having to deal with different customs and learning a new culture are situations that enable us according to the demands of the market – and in a way that we love: traveling!
Another advantage of having an experience abroad is the fluency in new language, a very important competitive advantage in the current scenario. Maturity as a world citizen is also highlighted: the person who is in contact with different cultures and environments, respects and coexists well with these differences, as a consequence develops skills such as improving relationships and communication within the business environment (and outside it too).
In addition, experience can lead to the development of behavior in a broader sense, such as the ability to solve problems quickly, faster and more accurate decision-making, aspects of leadership and entrepreneurial spirit. It also has a great impact on improving technical skills, flexibility, adaptability, use of creativity and innovation.
There are many reasons to start planning your exchange, and educaDreams offers several programs for you to choose the one that best fits your goals.
Get in touch with us and choose yours!