Chevening Scholarships for Philippine Students, 2018-2019

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The Chevening Scholarships 2018 is now opened for applications for Philippine Students who wish to pursue their dreams of studying abroad. It is awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds. Applicants for this program must also ensure that the have complied with the eligibility criteria to the later to avoid disqualification of any sort.

What do i need to know about Chevening Scholarships

The Chevening Scholarships Programme commenced in 1983 as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Awards Scheme (FCOAS) and is funded by the British government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The stated objective of the scheme is to build a network of friends of the UK, who will be future leaders in their countries. In 1994, the name of the scheme was changed to Chevening, after Chevening House in Sevenoaks, Kent – currently the joint official residence of the British Foreign Secretary and the British Deputy Prime Minister.

A Chevening award offers financial support along with the opportunity of becoming part of the highly regarded and influential Chevening global network.

Applications are made online via a web portal in October of each year, except for some sponsored scholarships for which applicants apply via the co-sponsoring organisation. Scholarship applicants also apply directly to their preferred universities in the UK, usually for Master’s degree courses. Most scholarships include a living stipend, airfares and the full or partial cost of tuition fees.

Participating countries:

The number of available scholarships varies from country to country. More than thirty scholarships are currently awarded to candidates from Nepal, India and China. Twenty or more are awarded to candidates from Egypt, South Korea, Indonesia, Pakistan, Mexico and Brazil, with less than five core scholarships now available to candidates from Australia and Canada(US students are not eligible, but can apply for the Marshall Scholarships which are also funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office).

The significance of the Chevening scholarship scheme rests on its large scope – approximately 700 scholarships are awarded each year to students from more than 110 countries, allowing students from developing countries to access British tertiary education institutions, some of which are of a very high standard as determined by international rankings.

In this way the Chevening scheme is more similar to the US Fulbright Scholarships which bring students from 140 countries to the US and differs from the Rhodes Scholarship scheme which currently allows applications from approximately 18 countries.Winners of Chevening scholarships often receive coverage in national and local newspapers.to see more about Chevening, click here 

Information about Education in Philippines

Not only is the Philippines a beautiful country, it also has one of the best higher education systems in Asia, ranked 46th in the first edition of the QS Higher Education System Strength Rankings. Offering the opportunity to study in English at an affordable cost, the Philippines attracts over five thousand international students a year from across the globe, with most coming from other countries in East Asia.

There are almost 2,300 higher education institutions in the Philippines, the majority of which are private. Many universities are affiliated with Roman Catholicism, which reflects the country’s colonial past. Of the public institutions funded by the government, the national university, University of the Philippines, receives the most funding.

Four top universities in the Philippines are ranked among the world’s best in the QS World University Rankings 2018, with a further two featured in the QS Asia University Rankings 2018. The top four are:

  • University of the Philippines: Ranked joint 367th in the World University Rankings 2018 and 75th in Asia
  • Manila University: The Ateneo de Manila University is a private research university which ranks 551-600 in the world rankings and joint 95th in Asia.
  • De La Salle University: Next among the top universities in the Philippines, De La Salle University (DLSU) is ranked 701-750 in the world and 134th in the latest edition of the QS Asia University Rankings.
  • University of Santo Tomas:The University of Santo Tomas (UST, also known as Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, or the Catholic University of the Philippines) is ranked 701+ in the world rankings and 157th in Asia.

What you need to know about Chevening Scholarship for Philippines Students

Chevening Scholarships in Philippines are awarded to outstanding emerging leaders to pursue a one-year taught Master’s degree programme at any UK university. They provide a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture and build lasting positive relationships with the UK. A Chevening award offers financial support along with the opportunity of becoming part of the highly regarded and influential Chevening global network.

Applicants from Philippine can choose any course of study at any UK higher education institution, when selecting your field of study please refer to the UK priorities in your Country.

Level/Field of study:

The Chevening Scholarships in Philippine are available for pursuing the masters programme in any course of study in any of the partner University

Host Nationality:

The Chevening Scholarships in Philippine is hosted by the British government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom.

Eligible Nationality:

Scholarship is open to students from Philippine students

Scholarship Benefits:

A Chevening award in Philippine includes:
• university tuition fees (Chevening applies a tuition fee cap of £18,000 to MBA programmes. Applicants will be expected to cover the remaining costs above the £18,000 cap)
• a monthly stipend
• travel costs to and from the UK
• an arrival allowance
• homeward departure allowance
• the cost of one visa application
• a travel grant to attend Chevening events in the UK

Scholarship Number:

The number of Chevening Scholarships for Philippine students was not specified.

Eligibility:

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country
  • Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended
  • Have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto a postgraduate programme at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK.
  • Have at least two years’ work experience (this may be up to five years for fellowship programmes, so please refer to your country page for further details)
  • Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 12 July 2018
  • Meet the Chevening English language requirement

Application Procedure:

Applications for Chevening Scholarships can only be submitted using the Chevening online application system, available through the ‘apply’ button on this page.

You can begin the application by clicking HERE and get more details by clicking the Scholarship Link

What documents do i need to go to the interview with?

Prior to starting your application for a Chevening Scholarship please ensure you have the following ready:

  • Two references to be provided in a letter format and written in English
  • Valid passport/national ID card
  • University transcripts (undergraduate, postgraduate)
  • Three different UK Master’s course choices

Please note that only documents in PDF format can be uploaded and documents cannot be over 5MB in size.

Optional:

  • English language (if already met the requirements)
  • UK Master’s university offer (if already met the requirements)

What questions will be asked at the interview?

The interview will be an opportunity to discuss some of the information you provided in the application form. The panel will ask questions that will enable you to fully explain your personal and professional aspirations and how Chevening can facilitate these goals for you. As part of your interview, your course choices will also be discussed so you should be prepared to talk about them.

Application Deadline:

Currently, this scholarship is unavailable but we shall keep you posted on the new date

What are the basic things I need to know before applying for UK student visa in Philippines

The Tier 4 – Student (Adult) visa is for students who intend to undertake any post-16 education at a United Kingdom institution in a full time course. The Tier 4 – Student (Adult) visa is flexible and allows students to participate in both short and long term courses of at least 6 months in duration.

To qualify, students must have a confirmed offer of enrolment from a licensed education provider (sponsor), be able to maintain and accommodate themselves (or be maintained and accommodated by a host) while they are studying and show that they are able to pay their course fees.

Tier 4 – Student (Adult) Visa Basic Requirements

The UK Home Office has set specific requirements that all applicants must meet in order to apply for a Student visa under the Tier 4 (Adult) category.

Applicants will be required to show that they have been accepted into a recognised course of study at an approved UK institution, licensed by the UK Home Office. Applicants will also be required to provide evidence that they have sufficient funds (maintenance) available to support themselves whilst in the UK without undertaking employment, other than part time and vacation work permitted for adult students.

Tier 4 – Student (Adult) Visa Entitlements

Successful applicants will be granted a visa in line with the length of their initial course of study.

The Tier 4 – Student (Adult) visa offers the student the benefit of developing an educational base in the UK while being permitted to work between 10 to 20 hours per week during term periods, depending on the course of study. Tier 4 – Student (Adult) visa holders are permitted to work full time during vacation periods without seeking further permission from the UK Home Office.

In some instances, graduate level students may be able to switch into a working visa category that could lead to settlement in the UK.

How do I apply and obtain a UK study visa in Philippines

To apply for a UK visa in Philippines you need to:

Apply online and follow the instructions to:

  • pay your fee
  • book your appointment

You have the option to pay your fee online using a credit card when making your application. Alternatively you can make payment in cash when attending your appointment at the visa application centre.

Your appointment will be at the British Embassy in Manila– here you will:

  • submit your application form and supporting documents
  • have your photo and fingerprints (known as ‘biometric information’) taken

UK Citizens and Residents in Philippines who require consular services can contact the UK Embassy in Chevening Scholarships in Philippine through the contact details listed below:

Possible Easy Ways to Win Chevening Scholarship Award

Winning a Chevening has been described by many Winner in the previous year as a Miracle of a Lifetime. The Testimonies keep resounding from other sources. One important thing about the testimonies they shared, was that at a point they did something different from what others  did and most they believed that those points and steps are what added to their Excellence in the Application.

Be Eligible to The Scholarship:

There is no how you could win a scholarship without been Eligible for it.The first step is to completely digest the Eligibility Criteria. Make sure you meet all the requirements demanded by the committee.

Application should be at Least two months before Deadline:

In other words ‘apply early’. Chevening scholarship has deadline From August to September each year. The testimonies so far has shown  that early application is key ti their success . The month you applied doesn’t matter but the fact remains APPLY BEFORE THE DEADLINE.

Be enthusiastic.

A Chevening Scholarship pays all your expenses to study and live in the UK. UKis pleased to inform you that they have  four of the top eight universities in the world. And the UK is a great country to live in. If you can’t show the interview panel that you are enthusiastic about living and studying in the UK fully funded, then I have to question why you’re applying in the first place.

Sell yourself:

We compiled this Secret from past winners, and here’s a powerful one from Petite Diva

I was confused about what the the scholarship panel wanted from me. I consulted  an alumnus of this university that was also awarded a scholarship when he was here and he said ‘you have to sell yourself’. You have to show that you are worth the award. Some of the guys I interviewed said you need to show all that you have done in terms of experience, previous awards if you have been given, any volunteer work, how good you were during your undergraduate studies (for example if you were in the top 10% of your class when graduating). I had written the answers I thought were perfect when I asked him and I was like ‘wow! I have to hype myself’. It was strange for me because I usually like my work to speak for me.

From This you can figure out what we meant by  ” Sell Yourself”.

Be Concise:

The Application is no ground for Exchange of pleasantries or pouring your sympathetic situations in writing. The Board expects you to go straight to the point That was a struggle for me because I like to yap (talk) or write a lot (that is one of the reason I started blogging. Facebook and Twitter’s words restriction was not doing it for me…lol). So having to convey my message in 50, sometimes 100 words, was really hard. I can say I rewrote my answers more than 50 times. I kept writing, editing, rewriting, editing over and over. I wanted to convey my thoughts without losing any part of it. I think that a dictionary or Google is helpful with rephrasing words.

All Information Provided Must Be Truth:

All falsified information has totally disqualified you. Never exaggerate any scenario or any of your qualification. .Its not all requirement that you are expected to fill. But try as much as possible to get the right information across to the board. And there was a question where it was asked ‘how would the scholarship help you?’ One of my reasons was ‘I won’t be able to afford to study here’. There was no need beating about the bush. It was the plain truth.

Check your spelling and word phrasing:

You are applying for scholarship in an English – speaking country, you must be agreement with your tenses. Make sure you re-read every sentence for more that ten times and give every sentence a thought. It is better to take a long time to write your application answers than to make silly mistakes.

With all these step applied, we guarantee you excellence in your Chevening Scholarship Applications. If these information helped you in any way, feel free to share.

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