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Applications for the UK Government’s Chevening Scholarships open

Applications for the UK Government’s prestigious Chevening Scholarships 2017/2018 open 8 August 2016

Chevening Scholarship 2017/2018
Chevening Scholarship 2017/2018

The Chevening Secretariat is accepting applications for 2017/2018 Chevening Scholarships via from 8 August until 8 November 2016.

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds. The scholarship offers financial support to study for a master’s degree at any UK university and the opportunity to become part of an influential global network of 46,000 alumni. The call for new applicants follows the selection of 69 scholars from Indonesia and Timor-Leste, who won an award to study at a UK university this year.

Deputy British Ambassador to Indonesia Juliet Maric said:

The UK is home to many of the world’s best universities, and Chevening enables you to develop academically, professionally, and personally whilst studying in the UK.

Those who are selected for a Chevening Scholarship become recognised as leaders belonging to a global network of influencers. They are empowered with a strong sense of pride and responsibility.

They share the best their country has to offer with those they meet in the UK, and then share the best the UK has to offer when they return home. For this reason, the role of Chevening Scholars is important in building bridges between countries.

Chevening Alumni 2004/2005 Ahmad Fuadi said:

Studying in the UK through Chevening scholarship is my dream since I was a student at ‘Pesantren Gontor’, aspired by fascinating stories of my two teachers who told me about their own studying experience in the UK. At first, I was motivated by the prospect to see the historical monuments like Big Ben and London Bridge, but when I arrived in the UK I found out that beyond this historical monument among others are a strong academic culture, an appreciation to multi-culturalism, and spirit of volunteerism and philanthropy.

Notes to editors

  • Chevening Scholarships are the UK Government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The scholarships support study at UK universities – mostly one year master’s degrees – for individuals with demonstrable potential to become future leaders, decision-makers, and opinion formers.

  • Chevening began in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international awards scheme. Chevening Scholars come from over 160 countries and territories worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and more than 1,500 scholarships were awarded in 2016/2017. There are over 46,000 Chevening Alumni around the world who comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.

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

  • More information is available at

  • Visit, a Chevening Alumni Programme Fund (CAPF)’s blog, initiated by Chevening Alumni Dewi Safitri, to help next generation of Indonesian students who wants to pursue their master degree in UK.

Published 8 August 2016