Click on this link for a chat with Shireen Moti who secured a Chevening Scholarship to pursue her Masters in Law (LLM) from UK and a fellowship to study at Columbia Law School. Watch this Chet Chat for the application process for the Chevening Scholarship, fellowship to Columbia Law School, her experience at Jindal Global Law School, advice for law aspirants and lots more
Shireen did her under graduation in Law from Jindal Global Law School, she got a job offer from Amarchand Mangaldas which she gave up to do some community development projects. Thereafter she applied for Masters in Law (LLM) and received admissions from UK with the Chevening Scholarship, Columbia Law School with part fellowship, New York University, UC Berkeley, Cornell and UPenn.
1. 0:30 Jindal Global Law School – Experience
a. Opportunities to interact with Rhodes scholars, Chevening Scholars, Commonwealth Scholars from Harvard, Columbia, Yale, Oxford
2. 1:09 Chevening Scholarship
a. By the Foreign Commonwealth office of the British Government
b. Looking for global leaders
3. 1:32 Chevening Scholarship Application process
a. Stage 1 – Application materials stage
b. Stage 2 – Interview Shortlisting
c. Stage 3 – Interview results
4. 2:26 Chevening Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
a. Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country
b. Have at least two years’ work experience (this is a compulsory requirement)
c. Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices, based on your scores and transcripts
d. Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended
e. Meet the Chevening English language requirement
f. Have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry to a postgraduate programme at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK.
5. 5:00 Chevening is about the holistic person
6. 5:30 The admission is very competitive
7. 5:57 Upper limit of 40 years of age
8. 6:07 100% scholarship, living stipend, visa cost and travel to chevening conferences
9. 6:32 Application Form – to be submitted online on the Chevening website
10. 6:43 Parts of the Application form / process
a. Work Experience Section – min 2800 hours
b. Education Section – attach transcripts
c. Application Questions
i. Leadership and Influence question
ii. Networking question
iii. Study abroad question – why have you chosen these universities and courses
iv. Career Plan question – short term and long term goals, and how will it benefit your home country and the UK priority areas
d. 2 Recommendation Letters – professional and academic
11. 9:00 Advice
a. Maintain a balance between academics and extracurricular activities
12. 9:54 Course choices available
a. Masters in Law
b. Masters in Public Policy
c. Masters in Human Rights
d. Masters in Arbitration Law
13. 10:51 Chevening Interview
a. Three member panel – British High Commissioner and Chevening Alumni
b. Based on the form, hobbies and general questions
14. 12:17 Biggest Learning
a. Partner organisations are only illustrative
b. You can apply to any university in UK
c. You can change the course choices and universities all the way up to the Interview, you can even change the order of your preferences
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