Brief description: Chevening Scholarships are the UK Government’s global Scholarship Programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The Scholarships are awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential. Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree.
Host Institution(s): Any university in the UK
Field(s) of study: Chevening Scholarships are targeted towards a broad range of fields and disciplines. Full information about priority subjects for countries which offer Chevening Scholarships is available on the country pages of www.chevening.org.
Number of Awards: Chevening Scholars come from over 110 countries worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and this year the Scholarships will support approximately 700 individuals. There are over 41,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.
Target Group: 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.
Scholarship value/inclusions: Most Chevening Scholarships cover: tuition fees; a living allowance at a set rate (for one individual); an economy class return airfare to the UK; additional grants to cover essential expenditure. Some Scholarships cover part of the cost of studying in the UK; for example, tuition fees only or allowances only.
Eligibility: Applicants should read the guidance for 2013/14 applicants at www.chevening.org/apply for full eligibility criteria.
Application instructions: Applications for 2014/15 Chevening Scholarships is not yet open but will open in October 2013 and will close in December 2013. Exact dates and deadlines are available on the country pages of www.chevening.org.
Contact information: For further information on applying for a Chevening Scholarship, sign up for alerts at www.chevening.org. Applicants can also contact the Chevening Scholarships Secretariat at www.chevening.org/enquiry.
Official Scholarship Website: http://www.chevening.org/