Gain world-class education, experience the UK’s diverse and welcoming culture and become part of the lifelong Chevening community.
Your age, gender, race, sexuality or financial status does not factor into our decision making process.
What gets us excited is a demonstrable commitment to a good cause.
From the successes you’ve already had to those you plan on celebrating in future, we’d love to hear about how your chosen course will bring you closer to your goals.
From the relationships you’ve already made to the people you’re keen to meet in future, we want to hear about how the Chevening network can support you in
becoming a leader in your chosen field.
Our hope is that together, we can foster positive change professionally, socially or environmentally.
Applications open from September 3 until November 3, 2020
Please visit www.chevening.org/apply to submit your application.
The scholarship offers full financial support by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and partner organisations.
Naomi Rayner, Head of Scholarships at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, said:
“This year more than ever, we have seen how global challenges demand innovation, strong leadership and international collaboration. Chevening seeks to build an international community of people who are committed to those values and to driving positive change. We do this by bringing together incredible people from around the world and supporting them, through education, to achieve their goals.”
You’ll be able to study for any eligible master’s degree at over 150 UK universities.
If you can’t choose just one, don’t worry as you’ll need to list three courses when submitting your application.
Where ideas come alive
The Chevening experience is more than a master’s degree. You will have an academically challenging and fulfilling university experience, but we also aim to immerse you as fully as possible in UK culture.
Chevening’s Director, Miranda Thomas, said: ‘We organise an exclusive programme of events and activities, enabling you to experience Britain’s heritage and history, discuss international policy and interact with thought leaders at a range of academic, cultural and social events. Previously, scholars have visited the UK Prime Minister’s residence at 10 Downing Street, hiked up Mount Snowdon in Wales, exhibited art in London galleries, interned at the BBC and sat in the home dressing room at Anfield.
‘You will learn by interacting with people from all over the world, travelling around the UK and getting involved in the communities you live in. You will be expected to take control of your own learning, show independent thinking and chase new experiences. Those who get the most out of Chevening are the ones who put the most into it.
Join a global community of over 50,000 alumni
Our alumni network is full of dynamic influencers who have shared the same experience that you will.
They can offer encouragement, mentorship, advice and contacts. When you return home after your studies you should feel well-equipped to start making a real difference.
Your scholarship will last a year, but you will be a part of the Chevening community for life.
Our hope is that you will leave the UK inspired, motivated and better equipped to bring your own ideas to life.
There is a lot to gain from submitting a thoughtful application, so if you have what it takes to be a Chevening Scholar, we encourage you to apply before the November 3 deadline.
With more than 1,500 scholarships on offer globally for the 2021/2022 academic year, we can’t wait to welcome the next cohort of students on to UK university courses.