Offered in collaboration with the Open Society Institute, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the Cambridge Trusts (Cambridge Overseas Trust, Cambridge Commonwealth Trust), these scholarships enable students of outstanding academic merit to pursue one-year taught postgraduate courses of study at the University of Cambridge in subjects relevant to the needs of their countries.
Open to: SEE students
1. Eligible Countries & Subjects
Eligible subjects/courses are
MPhil in Criminology, Development Studies, Education, English and Applied Linguistics, Historical Studies, History, Philosophy & Sociology of Science, Technology & Medicine, International Relations, Philosophy, Political Thought & Intellectual History, Social Anthropology, or LLM Law.
Employees, employee’s relatives (or former employees who have left employment less than 2 years before) of FCO (including FCO Posts), the British Council, the Educational Advising Centers or other OSI representations in the region and the participating Universities will not be eligible to apply for these awards.
Please note that successful applicants will be invited to the OSI NSP Pre-Academic Summer School that will be held in August 2010 in Istanbul. The Network Scholarship Programmes’ (NSP) Pre-Academic Summer Program is designed to prepare NSP grantees for successful academic experiences in the UK. Successful applicants will be provided with the opportunity to refine their research and writing skills through intensive courses in academic writing and social sciences.
3. Application Process & Deadlines
Important note regarding language tests results deadlines: Test certificates if available must be also sent to the Graduate Admissions Office at Cambridge University. Depending on the course applied for; applicants may be disqualified if this information is not submitted by the application deadline; however in some cases the test results may be submitted at a later date. Please refer to this web site for further details.
4. Selection Process
Applications for admission to the university will be considered by the Board of Graduate Studies (the graduate admitting authority of the University).
Short-listed applicants will be required to take an English language test (if they were not required to take it already by the admissions applications deadline), which will be arranged by the local Soros foundation/Advising Center.
Applicants offered a place by the Board of Graduate will be interviewed in their home countries.
Final decisions will be made in June/July 2009.
5. Guidance Notes & Applications
The Graduate Admission and Scholarship Application Form (GRADSAF) for admission to the University of Cambridge, which all applicants must also complete, should be downloaded here
Guidance notes, application forms, and lists of the required supporting documents for the OSI/FCO Chevening scholarships can be found below.
6. Financial Terms
The scholarships will cover the University Composition Fee at the overseas rate, approved college fees, a maintenance allowance sufficient for a single student, and one return economy airfare to the UK. No financial support is provided for dependants or family members.
7. Contact Information
For further details and an application, applicants should contact the local OSI scholarships administration centre
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