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Future TCI leaders urged to apply for academic training
Published on August 8, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

Applications are now open for the UK’s prestigious Chevening scholarship programme.

Talented professionals and public servants from the Turks and Caicos Islands are able to apply for a fully funded scholarship under the UK’s flagship scholarship programme.

Awarded to outstanding individuals with leadership potential, a Chevening Scholarship offers financial support for a Master’s level degree at one of the UK’s leading universities.

Applicants have until 15th November 2014 to submit their application for courses beginning September 2015.

The call for new applicants follows appointment of the Turks and Caicos Island’s first ever Chevening scholar, Kenisha Bacchus, who won a grant to study at the University of Warwick next year.

Governor Peter Beckingham said: “This is a tremendous opportunity to gain expert tuition at one of the UK’s many leading universities and become part of an influential and highly regarded global network. I urge all aspiring academics and professionals who want to further their skills and leadership potential to consider this scheme.”

Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject at any of the UK’s leading universities.

To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship, you must:

• Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country, and intend to return there after your studies

• Hold a degree that is equivalent to at least an upper second-class honours degree in the UK

• Have completed at least two years’ work or equivalent experience before applying for a Chevening Scholarship

• Be able to meet the Chevening minimum English language requirement

• Be able to obtain the correct visa, and receive an unconditional offer from a UK university

The Chevening team is particularly interested to hear from applicants in the Turks and Caicos Islands who wish to study good governance, financial management, public administration, law, development or environment degrees.

A Chevening scholarship offers a monthly stipend, travel to and from your country, a thesis or dissertation grant and tuition fees.

Applicants should read the online guidance and be able to demonstrate how they meet the Chevening selection criteria before submitting an application. Further details of closing dates and priority subject areas are available at

Applications for the 2015/16 scholarship scheme will close on 15th November 2014 at 23:59.
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