The Chevening Scholarships Programme will soon be accepting applications for the 2015/16 cycle. Online applications will open on 1 August 2014 and with the recent expansion of the scheme we are pleased to be able to offer more than 1500 scholarships globally.
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.
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.