UK global scholarship programme ‘Chevening’ starts accepting applications


Aug 06, 2015 (LBO) – The Chevening Secretariat is accepting applications for 2016/2017 Chevening Scholarships from 3 August until 3 November 2015, the British High Commission said in a statement.

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with strong academic backgrounds who also have demonstrable leadership potential.

The scholarship offers financial support to study for a Master’s degree at any of the UK’s leading universities and the opportunity to become part of an influential global network of 44,000 alumni.

The call for new applicants follows the selection of seven scholars from Sri Lanka and the Maldives, who won an award to study at a UK university this year.

There are approximately 1,500 Chevening Scholarships on offer globally for the 2016/2017 academic cycle.

These scholarships funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, partner organisations and represent a significant investment from the UK Government to develop the next cohort of global leaders.

The name ‘Chevening’ comes from Chevening House in Sevenoaks, Kent – currently the joint official residence of the UK’s Foreign Secretary.