2013 / 2014 Chevening Scholarships for Postgraduate Studies

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16 Nov, 2012

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Scholarships in Nigeria

Chevening Scholarships in Nigeria are for talented people who have been identified as potential future leaders, decision makers and opinion formers.  We accept applications from a wide range of subject areas, however we particularly welcome applicants with a background or academic interest in the following fields:

  •  Promoting Economic Prosperity, Free Trade & Transparent Accounting
  •  Governance, Democracy and Human Rights
  •  Security and Stability
  •  Energy & Environment
  •  Tackling Transnational Crimes (such as Drug Trafficking & Human Trafficking)
  •  Supporting Progressive & Investigative Journalism

Selection criteria
Chevening Scholarships are for high-calibre graduates with the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership. You will need to demonstrate that you:

  • have the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership in your home country
  • are motivated to develop your career in order to establish a position of leadership in your own country within ten years of your Scholarship
  • have a clear post-Scholarship plan, outlining your career objectives and how you plan to achieve them
  • are committed to networking to find global solutions
  • are committed to networking within the Chevening community, via online engagement and attending Chevening events in the UK and engaging with the alumni network in your home country
  • are able to use your studies and experience in the UK to benefit yourself, your country and the UK
  • are capable of successfully undertaking and completing your proposed course of study in the UK

There are no age restrictions for Chevening Scholarships. To qualify for a Chevening Scholarship, you must:

  • demonstrate that you have achieved a minimum English language requirement (set out below) at the time that you submit your application
  • be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country at the time of applying for the award, and intend to return there at the end of the period of study
  • hold a degree that is equivalent to at least a good UK second-class honours degree. Further information on UK degree equivalency can be found from  UK NARIC
  • have completed at least two years’ work or equivalent experience by 30 September 2012

Application Closing Date
14 December, 2012

Application procedure
To apply for a Chevening Scholarship, you must complete and submit an online eChevening application form.
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