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Applications for 2014/15 Chevening Scholarships in South Korea are now open

British Embassy Seoul welcomes South Korean candidates' applications for the 2014/15 Chevening Scholarships programme.

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Celebrating 30 years of Chevening

The Scholarships, which are funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, operate in 118 countries worldwide, and this year will support over 600 established or emerging leaders. Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject and at any of the UK’s leading universities.

Chevening alumni have an excellent record of rising to positions of leadership across a wide range of fields: including politics, business, the media, civil society, religion, and academia. Some work as MPs, leading journalists, or policy advisers to NGOs and think tanks; others occupy senior positions in commercial organisations. In Korea those include Dr Chung Woon-chan, former Prime Minister; Dr Chung Hee-sun, former Director of the National Forensic Service; and Dr Choi Kwang, Chairman of the National Pension Service.

Applications for Chevening Scholarships must be submitted online at Applicants should read the online guidance and demonstrate how they meet the Chevening selection criteria before submitting an application. Further details of closing dates and are available on the country pages of

Published 30 August 2013