Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. Available in over 160 countries and territories, the scholarships are awarded to outstanding future leaders to pursue one-year masters degrees in any subject at any UK university.
Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK. Chevening Scholars have ambition and leadership potential, a strong academic background, and an excellent record of rising to prominent positions in their countries.
Chevening Scholarships fully cover tuition fees*, set accommodation and living expenses, and return flights to the UK. Chevening puts together a vast and exclusive engagement programme, including networking events, volunteering opportunities, talks, and trips across the UK.
On graduating and leaving the UK, Chevening Scholars become Chevening Alumni and join over 44,000 other alumni who form an influential and highly regarded global network.
* There is a fee cap of £13,000 for MBA and Masters in Finance courses, so if the tuition fee of your chosen MBA or MFin course exceeds this amount, you will be required to fund the excess. Other exceptions exist, so please check your country’s page on www.chevening.org for full details.
If you think you've got what it takes to apply for a Chevening Scholarship – take a look at these top tips to ensure that you provide the Chevening selection panel with a strong application.
1. Demonstrate leadership
It’s one thing thinking that you could be the a future leader but can you demonstrate that you have leadership potential in your application? Have you influenced a situation positively? Have you taken on responsibilities above and beyond what was expected of you? Have you found solutions to problems?
2. Why the UK
Whilst the UK is the second most popular destination for international students, we are interested in knowing why you want to study in the UK? Think carefully about why a UK education could benefit you and your career plans.
3. Meet the English language requirements
Show that you have a commitment to studying in the UK by meeting the English language requirement. This is a mandatory requirement for many applicants, so the earlier you start to prepare, the more time you have to meet it. Applications and interviews are conducted in English, so the more confident you are, the better you can represent yourself.
4. Know your courses
When making an application you should already know the university courses that you wish to apply for. Do your research to ensure that the courses meet your own personal objectives as well as the Chevening requirements.
5. Dream about your country’s future
Think about the contribution you want to make to the future of your home country. If this ties in with your course choices, then it’s an indication that you’re thinking in a joined-up manner.
Applications open at midday (UK time) on 3rd August 2015 for courses commencing in September/October 2016. Visit www.chevening.org/apply for more information.