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Scholarship title: Chevening Scholarships

Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study

What are Chevening Scholarships?

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The Scholarships support study at UK universities – mostly one-year Masters’ degrees – for individuals with demonstrable potential to become future leaders, decision makers and opinion formers.

The Chevening programme began in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international scheme. Chevening Scholars come from over 116 countries worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and 700 scholarships were awarded in 2011-2012. There are over 41,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.

The name ‘Chevening’ comes from Chevening House in Sevenoaks, Kent – currently the joint official residence of the British Foreign Secretary and the Deputy Prime Minister.

Who are Chevening Scholarships aimed at?

Chevening Scholarships are for talented people who have been identified as potential future leaders across a wide range of fields; including politics, business, the media, civil society, religion, and academia. Applicants should be high calibre graduates with the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership.

Who is eligible to apply for a Chevening Scholarship?

  • Meet the academic requirements for their chosen course(s) of study;
  • Have a good standard of written and spoken English, and meet the Chevening Scholarships language requirements as well as the language requirements of their chosen course(s) of study;
  • Be a citizen of a Chevening country listed above, and intend to return there at the end of the period of study;
  •  Have a minimum of two years' work experience;
  • Not be employees, relatives of employees, or former employees (who left within the past two years) of Her Majesty’s Government (including British Embassies and High Commissions), a partner (sponsor), a sponsoring UK university, or a staff member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities;
  • Not have previously studied in the UK under a UK Government-funded scholarship;
  • Not have dual British nationality (unless you are a Citizen of a British Overseas Territory).

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