Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds. The scholarship offers full financial support to study for any eligible master’s degree at any UK university whilst also giving access to a wide range of exclusive academic, professional, and cultural experiences.
‘Chevening allows you to explore whatever you’re passionate about,′ Louise Thomson, Chevening′s Head of Programme Management, said, whilst highlighting that applicants are free to choose fromover 12,000 master’s courses at over 150 different higher education institutions.
′UK institutions consistently rank highly in global university rankings, so be prepared for an academically challenging and fulfilling experience,′ she added. ′However, the UK is a classroom like no other - you will learn so much outside of the classroom simply by interacting with people from all over the world, travelling around the UK in your spare time, and getting involved in the communities you live in.′
Chevening also organises an exclusive programme of events and activities, enabling scholars to experience Britain’s heritage and history, discuss international policy, and interact with thought leaders at a range of academic, cultural, and social events.
‘With so much to learn and achieve, a year goes by in a flash,′ Ms Thomson added. ′During this time, your academic knowledge deepens, your networks expand, and your ambitions evolve, leaving you motivated and better equipped to return home and achieve your dreams.’
Chevening Scholarships are funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organisations. Ben Coates, Head of Scholarships at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, explained that inviting brilliant professionals with leadership potential to the UK is important for breaking down barriers, better understanding the world we live in, and connecting with the people we share our planet with.
‘The UK continues to play a leading role globally,′ he said. ′Home to some of the world’s best universities, brightest students, and most revered academics, the UK’s higher education sector promotes the exchange of information and ideas, as well as the building of knowledge and networks. Chevening Scholars find themselves immersed in that world, and emerge having grown academically, professionally, and personally as a result of their time in the UK.′
Since the programme began in 1983, 50,000 outstanding professionals have had the opportunity to develop in the UK through Chevening. There are more than 1,500 scholarships on offer globally for the 2019/2020 academic year, demonstrating the UK’s ongoing commitment towards developing the leaders of tomorrow.
Applications for Chevening Scholarships to study in the UK in 2019/2020 open between 6 August and 6 November 2018. To find out more about eligibility and to apply, visit www.chevening.org/apply