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British Chevening Scholarships

Important information for all scholarships applicants

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 are awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential. Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree.

Who can apply for a Chevening Scholarship?

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. Chevening Scholars come from over 160 countries worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and this year the Scholarships will support approximately 600 established or emerging leaders. There are over 43,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.

When do applications for 2015/16 Chevening Scholarships open?

Applications for 2015/16 Chevening Scholarships have now closed.

How to apply for a Chevening Scholarship

For information on applying for a Chevening Scholarship for 2016/17, sign up now for alerts at and read the guidance for 2015/16 applicants at Full information about deadlines and priority subjects for countries which offer Chevening Scholarships will be available on the country pages of

Further information

For further information on applying for a Chevening Scholarship, sign up for alerts at

Applicants can also contact the Chevening Scholarships Secretariat at

Page last modified on 27 nov 14 17:01 by Patricia Newby

*NOTE: All scholarship and student funding schemes are subject to availability of funds, and details given here are subject to change at any time. Potential applicants are urged to check information regularly to ensure they are aware of current procedures, deadlines etc.

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