Інформаційно-консультативний центр “Освіта” має приємність оголосити конкурс на здобуття стипендій за програмою “Чівнінґ” в університетах Оксфорда та Йорка на 2010-2011 академічний рік.
Deadline: 12 січня 2010 року
Osvita Educational Advising Center welcomes applications from citizens of Ukraine for the OSI/FCO Chevening Scholarships 2010-2011, which are jointly funded by the Open Society Foundation and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The scholarships are intended to provide opportunities for postgraduate study in selected fields in the United Kingdom for scholars and young professionals who demonstrate both academic excellence and the potential to become leaders, decision makers and opinion formers in their home countries. Applicants must have excellent academic qualifications, a clear and precise proposal describing what they wish to study, and a fluent command of the English language. The scholarships cover all university and college fees, travel to and from the UK, and basic living expenses for a single person.
Within the Scholarship Scheme the following options are available:
A. Research Scholarships:
Nine-month Research Scholarships at the University of Oxford (1st October 2010 to 30th June 2011 inclusive) for postgraduate research contributing towards a doctoral degree in the candidate’s home institution. These awards may be held for study in the Humanities, Social Sciences or Environmental Sciences. These scholarships do not allow scholars to register for a degree at the University.
B. Master’s Scholarships:
One-year Scholarships to read for a Master’s degree. Up to 15 awards are available, and are for study in the Humanities, Social Sciences or Environmental Sciences (except for the courses listed under ‘Management Studies’) leading to masters degrees.
Although application is via the University of Oxford’s main Graduate Admissions form, applicants should return this via Osvita Educational Advising Center so that we can assist with the submission of the form to the University. For further details on applying to study at Oxford please visit: www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/postgraduate_courses/index.html
Twelve-month scholarships to read for an MA in Political Philosophy (The Idea of Toleration) at the University of York (October 2010 to September 2011 inclusive)
All one year taught Masters courses within the University of Oxford’s Social Sciences and Humanities Divisions (except for the courses listed under `Management studies`) are eligible for the scholarship. You can check if your course is eligible by consulting the University’s prospectus or visiting the Graduate Admissions website.
Any scholarship awards are conditional upon you being offered a place to study at Oxford, and meeting all the conditions of that offer (e.g. obtaining the required score in English language proficiency).
Applicants will be required to have passed an English proficiency test before being offered a Scholarship. The minimum requirement for study at Oxford is IELTS 7.5 (with minimum 7.0 in each component) or TOEFL – 630 (minimum Test of Written English score – 5) or Computer based TOEFL – 267 (minimum essay writing score – 5) or Internet based TOEFL – 109 or Cambridge Certificate of proficiency in English – B.
All applicants must have completed at least three years of BA course (in the Bologna system) or four years of university study and have obtained, or expect to obtain, the appropriate degree(s) not later than September 2010.
Applicants must be citizens of and resident in one of the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, FYR Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia (Nizhny Novgorod, Irkutsk, Samara, Vladivostok and Tomsk), Serbia, Ukraine or Uzbekistan. Applicants who are temporarily out of the country (for a total period of less than three consecutive months) may be treated as being resident.
Applicants should be planning to return to their home country at the end of the period of study.
Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously studied in Western universities.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential to become leaders, decision makers, and opinion formers in their home country. This requirement will be treated as of considerable importance in the selection process.
Applicants should have a proven track record of success or excellence in their professional life distinguishing them from their peers and contemporaries.
Employees, employee’s relatives (or former employees who have left employment less than 2 years before) of the FCO, the British Council, the Educational Advising Centers or other OSI representations in the region, or the participating Universities will not be eligible to apply for these awards. In accordance with FCO guidelines, those who in the past three years received UK Government funded scholarships or those who are seeking military training are also not eligible for this scholarship.
Please note that all successful applicants will be invited to attend a 1-month preparatory academic writing summer school in August 2010. The Network Scholarship Programs (NSP) Pre-Academic Summer is designed to prepare NSP grantees for successful academic experiences in the UK. Successful applicants will be provided with the opportunity to refine their research and writing skills through intensive courses in academic writing and social sciences. The exact date and location of the summer school will be available at a later stage of the selection process.
Application forms and further details are available from Osvita Educational Advising Center. Please indicate whether you are applying for the Research or the Master’s Scholarships, as there are two different application forms. Completed application forms for both Scholarships must be returned to this address not later than 12 January 2010. It is expected that interviews of short-listed candidates will be held in Ukraine during between 7th April and 18th April 2010; the precise dates will be announced nearer the time; only candidates who are available for interview can be considered.
More information can be found on www.osvita.org/ukr/programs/soros/oxford_cs