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CBA-Chevening Scholarship for Commonwealth Developing Countries in UK, 2014/15

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The CBA and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office are offering bursaries for postgraduate media courses at City University London, the University of East Anglia and the University of Westminster. Eligible candidates will be full-time staff of CBA’s member organisations (full members and affiliates) and from developing countries in the Commonwealth. Three scholarships are offered for the duration of one year to study at City University London, the University of East Anglia and the University of Westminster. The Scholarships cover tuition fees and accommodation and subsistence. Returned airfare must be paid by the member organization. Online application must be submitted by 1 November 2013.

Study Subject (s): The master’s bursary is awarded in International Journalism, Media and International Development, Media Management.
Course Level: This bursary is for pursuing Masters- MA degree at City University London, the University of East Anglia and the University of Westminster in UK.
Scholarship Provider: These bursaries are part-sponsored by the UK government’s Chevening Scholarship Programme, The University of Westminster, University of East Anglia, City University London, International Students House, Goodenough College and the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association.
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility:

  • Applicants from the following countries are eligible to apply: Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Bangladesh, Brunei, India, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St Kitts, St Vincent and the Grenadine, Trinidad and Tobago, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, and Tonga.
  • Candidates must be full-time staff of CBA’s member organizations (full members and affiliates) from eligible developing countries. Please check the CBA’s list to make sure your organization is a member.
  • Candidates must meet Chevening’s eligibility criteria (including English language requirements) before submitting their application.
  • Candidates must also meet the eligibility requirements of the university to which they are applying.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Applicants from the following countries are eligible to apply: Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Bangladesh, Brunei, India, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St Kitts, St Vincent and the Grenadine, Trinidad and Tobago, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, and Tonga are eligible for this Masters scholarships.

Scholarship Description: The CBA and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office are offering three bursaries for postgraduate media courses at City University London, the University of East Anglia and the University of Westminster. Eligible candidates will be full-time staff of CBA’s member organizations (full members and affiliates) and from developing countries in the Commonwealth.

Number of awards offered: The CBA and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office are offering three bursaries.

Duration of award(s): The Scholarships are for one-year postgraduate courses in broadcast-related subjects at London City University, the University of East Anglia and the University of Westminster.

What does it cover? A full Chevening Scholarship award normally comprises:

  • payment of tuition fees (up to a limit – check individual country pages on the Chevening website for details of fee caps);
  • travel to and from your country of residence by an approved route for you only;
  •  an arrival allowance;
  • the cost of an entry clearance (visa) application for you only;
  • a grant for the cost of preparation of a thesis or dissertation (if required);
  • an excess baggage allowance;
  • a monthly personal living allowance (stipend) to cover accommodation and living expenses. The monthly stipend will depend on whether you are studying inside or outside London. It is currently £948 per month outside the London metropolitan area and £1173 per month inside the London metropolitan area (defined as being within the M25) or where your university is a member of the University of London. These rates are subject to annual review.

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 10 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.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The closing date for receiving applications varies for each country, but the earliest closing date is 1 November 2013.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application


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