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Applications for the UK Chevening Scholarships open 1 August

The Chevening Secretariat is accepting applications for the 2015/16 academic cycle from 1 August until 15 November, 2014.

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The Chevening Secretariat is accepting applications for the 2015/16 academic cycle via www.chevening.org/apply from 1 August until 15 November, 2014.

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to talented individuals with leadership potential. The scholarships offer financial support to study for a Master’s degree at one of the UK’s leading universities, and the opportunity to become part of an influential global network of 43,000 alumni. There are approximately 1500 Chevening Awards offered in the 2015/16 cycle - triple the number offered for 2014/15. This is a significant investment from the UK Government to develop the next cohort of global leaders.

Chevening Secretariat Director, Michael Scott-Kline, said:

‘I am delighted to announce the opening of the 2015/16 competition for Chevening Scholarships. With new partnership awards with Glasgow, Birmingham, Brunel, Edinburgh, Nottingham, Cardiff, Coventry, LSE, LSHTM, Southampton and Swansea Universities, as well as Surrey Business School and Schumacher College, there has never been so many awards on offer nor a better time to apply. I sincerely hope that all aspiring leaders will get online and submit an application before the 15 November deadline.’

Chevening Alumni, Nart Dohjka, from Jordan said:

‘Being a Chevening Scholar marks a graduate out as someone with drive and ability, and also as someone who wants to contribute to the development of their country. It offers students like me a unique opportunity to gain academic experience and at the same time to broaden our global and social outlooks. Above all, it empowers us with a sense of pride and responsibility. I believe that the role of Chevening scholars is very important in building bridges between their home countries and UK universities. In short, a Chevening Scholar learns how to be an ambassador for knowledge and for leadership.’

More information

Visit www.chevening.org/apply/faqs for detailed information on the eligibility criteria and award specifications.

Published 1 August 2014