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2016/17 Chevening Scholarships application window now open

Applications for the UK Government’s prestigious Chevening Scholarships open 3 August


The Chevening Secretariat is accepting applications for 2016/2017 Chevening Scholarships via from 3 August until 3 November 2015.

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 28 scholars from Kenya, who won an award to study at a UK university this year. There are approximately 1,500 Chevening Awards on offer globally for the 2016/2017 academic cycle. These scholarships represent a significant investment from the UK Government to develop the next cohort of global leaders.

British High Commissioner to Kenya, Dr. Christian Turner, said:

‘I am excited to announce the opening of this year’s Chevening Scholarship Programme for academic year 2016/17. Chevening is a key part of our work to deepen and further the strong ties between the Kenyan and British people. The British High Commission is encouraging applications from high performing Kenyans to study in the UK’.

Chevening Secretariat Director, Michael Scott-Kline, said:

‘A Chevening Scholarship is a mark of honour bestowed on individuals who have been identified as having the qualities to become highly influential global leaders. Not only do award recipients receive a first-rate UK education, through Chevening they join a vibrant community of Chevening Alumni, Foreign and Commonwealth Office staff, UK universities, and partner organisations. Chevening Award recipients will draw on and contribute to this community for the rest of their lives. I am delighted to announce the opening of the 2016/2017 competition for Chevening Scholarships. I strongly encourage emerging and established leaders to make an application – it may be the best decision you ever make.’

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Published 3 August 2015