The Chevening scholarships are offered in over 150
countries and enable talented graduates and young
professionals to become familiar with the UK and gain
skills which will benefit their own countries.
There are three types of scholarships offered under the
1. TYPE A (Fees only): awards cover in whole, or in
part, tuition or course fees only. No maintenance or
other allowances are provided.
2. TYPE B (Full cost): awards include fees. Stipend and
other allowances & may also include airfares (economy
class) to and from the UK at beginning an end of the
3. TYPE C (Part Cost): awards usually include full or
part fees (except where fees are specifically waived by
institution) and may include part stipend, airfares and
other allowances are normally paid.
Support for scholars
Pre-departure English Course
English language training is included as part of the
scholarship and candidates from outside Jakarta are
supported during the period of the course. The language
training is a full-time study and will be held in
Jakarta. The candidate will need to obtain release from
her/his employment for the duration of the course.
UK University Placement
Chevening is a self-placement programme. Students
who are selected are responsible for making their own
approaches to the UK university. We provide the facility
in identifying the most suitable university and course
if students wish to receive help or advice.
Students are required to apply to 3 universities in the
Successful candidates will be invited to attend a
briefing. The briefing will cover:
> Terms and condition of the awards
> Introduction to Education UK
> How to make an application and choose a suitable
Prior to their departure,
scholars will be invited to attend a pre-departure
briefing. The briefing will cover:
> Customs and immigration procedures
> Studying and living in the UK
> Finding accommodation
> Information concerning travel
> Opening Bank Account
Scholars also will be
invited to an individual briefing/meeting with a
Chevening officer. They will have the chance to discuss
any issues concerning their scholarship and life
How to apply
Find out more about how to apply at the requirement
The British Chevening Awards General Information &
> A prestigious programme funded by the British
Government (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) and
administered by the British Council.
> Over 1000 scholarships awarded in Indonesia
> This year up to 35 full scholarships are
offered for one year Master degrees.
> Courses at various universities and
professional institutions in the UK including courses in
media, finance, economics, politics, law, management,
engineering, gender, environment, democracy etc.
> A very competitive scheme. Only the best
applicants are invited for further test and interview.
Who can apply?
> Indonesian Citizen.
> Age between 25 - 40 years old.
> Excellent first degree with minimum GPA 3.0.
> Adequate level of spoken and written English
> Minimum of 2 years full time working experience
after graduation from S1.
> Excellent career prospects.
> Commitment to career development, and ability
to demonstrate motivation.
> Field of study should be relevant to
educational background or current profession.
> We regret that we are unable to receive
applications for MBAs.
> Previous recipients of a Chevening scholarship
for Masters degrees are not eligible to reapply.
> Must be able to demonstrate future leadership
potential and the capacity to play an important role in
> Ability and potential to contribute to future
bilateral relations between Indonesia and Britain.
> We strongly encourage candidates from Eastern
Indonesia to apply and the subject areas are Media,
International Relations, Environmental Policy, Local
Governmental Administration, Democracy and Pluralism.
When to apply?
The application period for 2006 was from 1 September –
30 September 2006.
The next scheme will be advertised in the national and
The Selection process
> Initial selection is based on the quality of the
written application. You do not need to attach any
documents with the application form.
> Successful applicants will be notified and
invited for an English test/interview.
> The English test and interviews will be held in
Jakarta, Surabaya, Medan and Makassar.
> The results of the interviews will be announced
> Candidates achieving an IELTS score of at least
6.5, and who are accepted by a UK university for an
appropriate subject (approved by the Embassy) will be
awarded a full scholarship.
> English language training is included as part
of the scholarship. Candidates from outside Jakarta are
supported during the period of the course.
> Whilst undergoing English language training in
Jakarta, candidates are briefed by British Embassy and
British Council staff and are given guidance on course
selection and applications procedures.
> The academic year in the UK commences in
September/October. After completing the English courses
(around April) candidates are normally advised to return
to their employment. The British Council then keeps in
touch with candidates about their departure
arrangements. Further briefing on the departure
arrangements is provided one month prior to departure.
> The final number of scholarships granted is
determined by the British Embassy.
What is the Chevening Scholarship?
Chevening Scholarship is a prestigious programme for
professionals funded by the British Government ( Foreign
and Commonwealth Office ) and administered by the
British Council. Since 1984 we offered one (1) year
master degrees and short courses at various universities
and professional institutions in the UK including
courses in media, finance, economics, politics, law,
management, engineering, gender, environment, and
democracy. In 1994, the scholarship programme was
formally named the Chevening Scholarship, and 1000
alumnis have graduated from this programme up to the
What does the ‘CHEVENING’ mean?
Chevening is the name of the British Foreign
Secretary's official country residence, Chevening House.
In 1994 Douglas Hurd, the then Foreign Secretary,
renamed the Foreign & Commonwealth Office's scholarship
and award scheme the Chevening Scholarship Programme,
after Chevening House.
When to apply for a Chevening Scholarship?
The call for applications is advertised in the
national and regional press.
What do Chevening scholarships cover financially?
Chevening scholarships in Indonesia are full
scholarships that cover:
Pre-departure English Training
English testing (IELTS)
Return Economy Airfare
Arrival & Departure Allowances
Living allowance to cover subsistence and accommodation
What is the IELTS and how do I apply to take one?
IELTS is the International English Language Testing
System. Candidates who are shorlisted for an award will
be invited to attend the test after completing their
Pre-departure English Training.
What types of course can a Chevening Scholarship
The study is for Master's degrees, majoring in
Media, International Relations, Environmental Policy,
Local Government Administration, Democracy and
Do I need to attach any documents (Certificate,
English Qualification certificate, etc) with the
No, you do not need to attach any documents with the
How soon will we know about our application?
All applicants who passed the screening session will
receive a confirmation letter from us.
Can I study outside the United Kingdom?
No. Chevening scholarships are only awarded for
study in the UK. Short visits outside the UK may
sometimes be included within the courses.
What types of course can I study on a Chevening
Chevening scholars must study in the UK for at least
3 months. The majority study for Master’s degrees.
The Chevening programme in Indonesia awards scholarships
across all sectors.
Can I bring my family to the United Kingdom during my
Scholars are strongly advised not to bring any
family members to the UK during the period of study. The
courses are very intense and it is important that
scholars are able to give full attention to their study.
Chevening is designed for individuals only and there are
no additional allowances for spouses, partners, children
or other dependents.
Can I apply for doctoral programme?
NO. Priority is given to candidates who wish to
undertake full-time studies or research at any UK
university/institution for a period ranging between
three (3) months and a year.
What is considered 'two years working experience'?
The programme only considers applicants who have a
minimum of two years working experience in a relevant
discipline after graduation from university.
What is considered a 'first degree'?
S1 or D-IV.
How can I find out about university degree in the
Please visit these websites:
WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT THAT THE CHEVENING
SCHOLARSHIP WILL PAY TOWARDS TUITION FEES?
Up to £10,000.
Where can we obtain additional information regarding
the Chevening Scholarship?
Please always refer to this website for information.
Who is the contact person for Chevening information?
Rowena Rompas (Social Development Team)
T : +62 (0)21 515 5561
F : +62 (0)21 515 5562
E : firstname.lastname@example.org