Chevening Gurukul Fellowship for Leadership and Excellence

Chevening Gurukul Fellowship for Leadership and Excellence

Chevening Gurukul Fellowship for Leadership and Excellence

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The 12-week Chevening Gurukul Fellowship for Leadership and Excellence at the University of Oxford is predicated on the idea that India, the largest democracy in the world, is in a unique position to advance an effective and legitimate institutional international order to address the new challenges to global integration. India is also a growing leader in science and technology.

Through this cutting-edge program, India's future leaders will be aware of the opportunities and problems of modern global integration, the leadership abilities to take the lead in addressing these issues, and the knowledge to transform these into practice and policy.

Offered by  UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office 
Amount granted  Full program fees + living expenses + economy airfare from India to the UK
Type of scholarship  Merit-Based 
Level of program  Doctorate 
Application deadline 7th November, 2024 (tentative)
International Students Only for Indian Students 
Official URL  Chevening Gurukul Fellowship

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What are the benefits of Chevening Gurukul Fellowship?

There are various benefits of the Chevening Gurukul Fellowship for Leadership and Excellence such as:

  • list items The Chevening Gurukul Fellowship includes the whole program fees of the applicant. 
  • list items The Fellowship also takes care of the living expenses of the applicant throughout its term.
  • list items The Fellowship also provides an economy return ticket from India to the UK to the applicant. 
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    What is the eligibility criteria for Chevening Gurukul Fellowship?

    To be eligible for the Chevening Gurukul Fellowship for Leadership and Excellence, you must: 

  • list items Need to hold citizenship of India and currently living in the country. 
  • list items Go back to your country of citizenship after the completion of the period of fellowship. 
  • list items Need to have a postgraduate level degree or an equal level of professional training or work experience in a relevant area at the time of applying for the fellowship. 
  • list items Possess ten years or more of job experience before applying.
  • list items Be a professional in the middle of your career with outstanding leadership potential in a variety of fields, such as state or federal government, the private sector, the media, and civil society.
  • list items Possess a solid working understanding of English so that it can be evaluated on your application and, whether you should be accepted for an interview or not. 
  • list items Not possess dual or British citizenship.
  • list items Consent to follow all applicable rules, specifications, and program expectations.
  • list items Not work for, or have previously worked for, His Majesty's Government; or have been employed by the British Council, a sponsoring UK university, the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office, all British Embassies/High Commissions, the Home Office, the Ministry of Defence, the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy, the Department for International Trade, or the UKVI within the last two years of the Chevening application opening.
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    What is the application process for Chevening Gurukul Fellowship?

    The application procedure for scholarships is crucial and, to some extent, the first step in receiving one. If errors are found in the scholarship application, then it can be rejected. It is advised to exercise extreme caution throughout the application process as a result.

    We'll provide you with some general instructions in this part to assist you in applying to the Chevening Gurukul Fellowship Programme. You must go to the official scholarship website to apply for the relevant scholarship. Simply hitting or clicking the "Apply" button, you can get there. The general guidelines for applying for scholarships are as follows: 

  • list items  You must visit the Chevening Gurukul Fellowship for Leadership and Excellence award
    • website.
  • list items You have to sign up first.
  • list items Enter into your account after receiving an email verifying it.
  • list items Complete the necessary fields.
  • list items If necessary, provide all the supporting documentation.
  • list items Carefully fill out the application and send it in.
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    Application timeline of Chevening Gurukul Fellowship

    Key dates for the Chevening Gurukul Fellowship for Leadership and Excellence are: 

    Applications close at 12:00 GMT 7 November 2023
    Applications are sifted against eligibility criteria From 08 November 2023
    Reading Committee assessments Independent reading committees assess all eligible applications. Their scores and rankings are then passed back to local British embassies/high commissions. Mid-November to December 2023
    Applicants shortlisted for interviews Once the embassy/high commission has reviewed the applications, they produce a shortlist of those who they will invite to interview. Notifications will then follow. Early to mid-February 2024
    References and education documents deadline February 2024
    Interviews take place Candidates from all over the world are interviewed by panels at British embassies and high commissions. May 2024
    Results announced May-June 2024
    Selected candidates will complete paperwork and start their visa application. June 2024
    2024/25 Chevening Gurukul Fellowship for Leadership and Excellence runs. September 2024 – November 2024
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    Selection process of Chevening Gurukul Fellowship

    Applicants will be selected in accordance with how well they perform in the interview and how well they meet the eligibility requirements. The Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) of the University of Oxford will choose a total of 12 fellows for the rigorous 12-week residential course. The course culminates in research and the presentation of a public policy strategy, and it includes numerous site visits throughout the UK and Europe.

    Please note that this timeline is subject to change 

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    Contact Details

    For more information you can contact Chevening organisation through their website.

    https://www.chevening.org/about/contact-us/

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    Frequently asked questions

    Is there an age limit for Chevening fellowship?

    No. There is no upper age limit to be eligible for a Chevening Award.

    When will I receive my departure allowance for the Chevening Gurukul Fellowship?

    Your departure allowance will be paid with your final stipend payment.