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Make the dream of studying overseas come true

The application window is open for both one-year masters, and the shorter fellowship programmes

Make the dream of studying overseas come true

British High Commission is now inviting applications for 'South Asian Journalism Fellowship' under Chevening Scholarship and Fellowship Programmes for 2020-21.

The application window is open for both one-year masters, and the shorter fellowship programmes.

Chevening Scholarships offer full financial support for one year to candidates applying for a Master's degree at any UK university – covering nearly 12,000 courses from more than 150 universities. A Chevening scholarship comes with other benefits including set living allowance, return flight to UK, access to exclusive networking events, internships, trips across the UK, workshops and talks, and volunteering opportunities. It also gives a chance to join an international network of 50,000 Chevening alumni.

The Fellowships run for 8-12 weeks and offer professional development and networking opportunities in specified thematic areas, including science and innovation, cyber security, journalism, and financial services.

Sir Dominic Asquith, High Commissioner to India, said: "Chevening offers a unique and exciting opportunity to the most brilliant minds of India to come and study in the UK. I am proud to say that the India Chevening country programme is the largest in world and has produced more than 3,000 scholars and fellows since 1983. The programme shows our commitment to developing future leaders and strengthening the UK and India's living bridge, sharing the best of what our two countries have to offer. I encourage any ambitious young leaders and experienced professionals to apply."

Many Chevening scholars and fellows have made remarkable contributions towards the prosperity of India. Alumni include Piyush Goyal (Cabinet Minister), Amitabh Kant (NITI Ayog), Samir Saran (Observer Research Foundation), and Harish Bhat (Tata Sons).

The British High Commission celebrated the launch of this year's programme with a reception and pre-departure event for returning and new winners, in New Delhi, on August 7.

Applicants to Chevening Scholarships must have a minimum two years of work experience and a strong academic background. Also, the applicant should not have previously studied in the UK through a UK government-funded scholarship. The deadline to apply is November 5, 2019.

Applicants to Chevening Fellowships must have 7-10 years of work experience.

Fellowships on offer are: South Asian Journalism Fellowship, Science and Innovation Leadership Fellowship, Cyber Security Fellowship, Financial Services Fellowships, and Gurukul Fellowship for Leadership and Excellence. The deadline to apply is October 9, 2019 (except for the Gurukul Fellowship, which will open in December 2019). Globally, almost 1,800 Chevening scholarships were awarded in 2019-20. Today, there are over 50,000 Chevening alumni around the world, comprising an influential and highly regarded global network.

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