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    Deborah Etim

    Chevening is a fully-funded one-year master’s degree scholarship program in the United Kingdom in which exceptional emerging leaders worldwide apply to put their research-based ideas into practice, work on international issues, and strengthen their leadership skills to make a better future.

    Chevening Scholarship is one of the most popular scholarships and in this post, I share tips on applying and winning it.

    • Before applying, you must have a Bachelor’s Degree. To be eligible for Chevening, you must be a citizen of one of the qualifying nations or territories and have at least two years of work experience. Click here for more information about the eligibility requirements.

    • Find a course and a university in the UK that is eligible for a Chevening scholarship. The official website has a course browser where you may search for courses.

    • To apply for the Chevening scholarship, you must first create an account. Online applications are available here.

    • You will be prompted to apply for a Chevening international scholarship in your field of interest or course at one of the three eligible institutions. At this point, you do not require an admission letter. Don’t worry about the institution’s consistency; after shortlisting, you may change your preference.

    • To be considered for a Chevening scholarship, you must have an IELTS score of at least 6.5 overall and 5.5 in each area. However, some colleges need a greater degree of competency, so it’s best to brush up on your abilities ahead of time. You do not need to have IELTS at this time; however, if you are chosen, you will be given a deadline to submit it. However, it is recommended that you get it and submit it on time, as this will have a good influence on your application. It will also help to enhance your Chevening application, increasing your chances of being accepted. Also, you will have plenty of time to improve your score if you do not meet the required score.

    • Apply to five to six institutions to get as many admissions as possible. If you do not get into the top three colleges, your application may be accepted at the remaining four or five universities. In the application form, a candidate must apply for a similar course at each university. It will suggest a study path for you as well as your academic goals.

    • Do not rush through the application; instead, prepare a draft and go over it again and again. Each component of the application must be integrated. Don’t wait until the last minute to submit an application; the system will crash. As a result, exercise caution and submit your application before the deadline.

    • Be definite about your professional goals and detailed about how they connect to the reality of your nation and your field of study.

    • You must be secure in your ideas, accomplishments, and even minor leadership efforts, and demonstrate that you have made a significant contribution to your community.

    • Before the interview, read your personal statement or essay and prepare for the questions that will be asked by the interviewer. You will be less apprehensive and more confident if you are familiar with your application.

    • It’s important to be prepared for questions that are not related to your course, for example, you may be asked about areas you wish to visit in the United Kingdom. This way they will know if you have done proper research on the UK.

    • Preparing for the interview can enhance your chances of being chosen and will relieve your tension. Do not be monotonous throughout the interview; change up your tone and be genuine.

    Dress appropriately for the interview and be confident. The best way to be confident is if you know what you are talking about. So, practice in front of the mirror, in front of your friends and loved ones. Practice, they say, makes perfect. All you need to do is apply on time, and practice for the interview!

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