Chevening in Somalia

Chevening in Somalia

Chevening Scholarships in Somalia are awarded to outstanding emerging leaders to pursue a one-year Master’s at any UK university. The scholarship programme provides a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.

A Chevening Scholarship offers financial support along with the opportunity to become part of the highly regarded and influential Chevening global network.

Applicants from Somalia can choose any course of study, but we particularly welcome applications in the following fields:

  • Conflict resolution
  • Development
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Good governance
  • Health
  • Human rights
  • Humanitarian transformation
  • Law
  • Public financial management
  • Security

 

SEARCHING FOR FELLOWSHIPS? There are also fellowships available in Somalia. Find out more about Chevening Fellowships in Somalia. 

 

How to apply

Applications for 2016/2017 Chevening Scholarships are closed. The next application cycle will open in August 2016.


 

If you applied for a 2016/2017 Chevening Scholarship, you will receive email updates about your application status at each step of the selection process. You can also check this on the online application system by using the login details you registered with. Take a look at the Chevening application timeline and our FAQs for a better understanding of the upcoming stages of the selection process.

Due to the large number of applications received, we are unable to provide individual application status updates or feedback to unsuccessful applicants. Please do not contact your British Embassy or High Commission with application enquiries.

While we review your application, here are a few things you can work on:

What is included?

  • university tuition fees (please note that there is a fee cap applied to MBA programmes which requires applicants to cover any additional cost over £18,000)
  • a monthly stipend
  • travel costs to and from the UK
  • an arrival allowance
  • a homeward departure allowance
  • a thesis grant
  • a grant for study materials
  • a study travel allowance
  • the cost of one visa application
  • a travel grant to attend Chevening events in the UK

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

UK visa: There are no UK visa processing centres available in Somalia so if your application is successful you will be required to travel to an alternative country to apply for your UK visa. Applicants will be expected to meet all costs associated with travelling to an alternative country, however scholars may be eligible for a discretionary reimbursement of some travel costs. You will receive further information on what reimbursements are available to you should you be selected for a Chevening Scholarship.

TB tests: There are no TB testing facilities available in Somalia so if your application is successful you will be required to travel to an alternative country to take a test. Applicants will be expected to meet all costs associated with travelling to an alternative country, however scholars may be eligible for a discretionary reimbursement of some travel costs. You will receive further information on what reimbursements are available to you should you be selected for a Chevening Scholarship.

English language: There are no English language test centres available in Somalia so applicants will be required to travel to an alternative country to take a test. We strongly encourage you to book your test as soon as possible. Please see our English language page for further details on the test providers accepted by Chevening. Applicants will be expected to meet all costs associated with travelling to an alternative country, however should your application be successful you may be eligible for a discretionary reimbursement of some travel costs. You will receive further information on what reimbursements are available to you should you be selected for a Chevening Scholarship.

Partners

Chevening is funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organisations. Our partners contribute to Chevening in various ways, helping us to develop talented individuals from across the globe who will go on to be future leaders and decision makers.

The below partner organisations co-sponsor Chevening Awards in your country, enabling us to offer more Chevening Scholars the opportunity to study in the UK.

If your application is successful and you have applied to study a subject or degree programme supported by one of our partners, you will be considered for a co-sponsored Chevening Award.

Find out more about our partner organisations, the areas of study they support and why they have committed to supporting Chevening in your country by reading their profiles.

Global news

Volunteering at Oxfam
As part of Volunteers’ Week 2016, 20 Chevening Scholars lent a hand at Oxfam’s Southern Logistics Centre in Milton Keynes. Oxfam is an international organisation that works with partners and local communities in more than 90 countries to help end poverty through various initiatives, including the sale of donated goods on Oxfam's Online Shop. The scholars were given a brief orientation before being split into small groups. They then spent the day sorting and taking photographs of the stock, and helping to place listings online. Read more
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Sandra at Fukushima Prefecture
From 8 to 15 March 2016, Chevening Scholar Sandra Camacho Otero visited the Fukushima Prefecture in Japan as part of a select University College London (UCL) delegation. The delegation, which included six scholars from UCL’s Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, was on site to explore the current state of reconstruction in the area, five years after the Tōhoku earthquake, and subsequent tsunami that led to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. Read more
Fukushima, Nuclear, Japan, UCL, Daiichi, Food Security
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We are delighted to announce that Chevening Scholar, Yasir Mehdi, was the recipient of a 2016 ‘Enriching Student Life Award’. Commonly known as ELSAs they are awarded by Cardiff University Student Union (CUSU) to acknowledge the students and staff who have contributed to enriching the university campus. Yasir was one of four students shortlisted for his particular category. Read more
Award winner, Cardiff University, Pakistan
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The Chevening Workshop series continued, as 19 scholars took part in an exclusive media training workshop using the world class facilities at the University of Salford.  Read more
Chevening, University of Salford, media, Training, Journalism, Press
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