The UK Scholarships Program for Masters Degree Study in Universities of that country opens on Tuesday 2 August the application process. For the academic period 2023. According to the British ambassador to Ecuador, Christopher Campbell, told EXPRESO, the goal in this edition is to receive applications from all provinces.
Chevening Scholarships are funded by the British government and cover the costs of a master’s degree at institutions of higher education in that country entirely, including accommodation, food, and even visa processing and airfare. In Ecuador, the program has been around since 1983 and So far, 106 Ecuadoreans have benefited from it.
However, “because of a weakness in our operation in the past” program Centered in the cities of Quito and Guayaquil, Where do most applicants and beneficiaries come from, says Campbell. This is something they intend to change now, so they are aiming for more outreach and participation at the national level.
In addition to posting via social networks and media, Campbell says they are seeking collaboration with Ecuadorean universities in each region or province, In addition to other entities and NGOs, to reach above all the less connected geographical areas.
“We are looking for the best, future leaders, regardless of the sector. We are looking for it People who have a spark to change lives, to change the country, to change the future. That they are able to develop the country in the sector of their choice: in health, in the public service, as a leader of an NGO”, emphasizes the ambassador.
We want more students from outside Quito and Guayaquil, we want more candidates from different provinces because there is so much they can give and receive from this programme.
Alludes to the fact that one of the conditions of the program is that Scholarship holders must return to their country of origin And work on them during the next two years in the field in which they specialize. Preferably develop a project to improve or solve a local problem; or work for any entity.
In the same way, it refers to the fact that in the final selection, the number of attached academic or working documents does not count much, but View the applicant’s experiences or projects that show their leadership and desire to contribute with their country. Something to be revealed through an essay and personal interview.
In general, the program tends to prioritize certain areas and courses, but Campbell emphasizes this Applicants are free to choose the course they want and academic institution. The application process takes place in these months, but it is for next year’s master’s degree.
There is no set number of scholarships, because according to the ambassador the British government allocates an amount and it is distributed according to the costs of the selected master’s degrees, which vary by type or field of study, university and even a city. however, On average, between 6 and 8 scholarships are offered to about 200 and 300 applicants.
The application process or procedure for selecting scholarships is a virtual or online process. Term ends on 1 November. This is done through the program’s online portal. The British government also provides information through its social media accounts. For more details about the process and requirements, you can refer to the following link: https://www.chevening.org/scholarships/
Requirements to be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship:
- Be a citizen of a country or territory that is eligible for Chevening.
- Return to and stay in the country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after the scholarship ends.
- You have completed all components of an undergraduate degree that will enable you to enter a postgraduate program at a UK university at the time of your application.
- Have a minimum of two years (equivalent to 2,800 hours) of work experience.
- You apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these options.