World news story

Applications for the UK Government’s prestigious Chevening Scholarships close on 8th November, 2016

British Deputy High Commissioner Mr.Patrick Moody urges potential scholars to apply for the Chevening Scholarship.

Applications for the UK Government’s prestigious Chevening Scholarships close on 8th November, 2016

With just a few days to go, potential Chevening Scholars from Pakistan have been urged to submit their applications before the deadline closes on 8th November 2016, by the British Deputy High Commissioner Mr. Patrick Moody at the British High Commission in Islamabad.

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals who demonstrate leadership potential and who have strong academic backgrounds. The scholarship offers financial support to study for a one year master’s degree at any UK university and the opportunity to become part of an influential global network of 46,000 alumni. Applicants must have sixteen years of education and two years work experience at the time of application.

The Deputy High Commissioner Mr. Patrick Moody said:

Anyone who wants to challenge him or herself and develop his or her leadership potential should apply for a Chevening Scholarship. A master’s degree from a prestigious UK university opens doors in Pakistan and around the world. As importantly, through living in the UK, experiencing British academic life and meeting classmates from around the world, you will learn a huge amount about the world and about yourself.

The Chevening Scholarship programme sent a record number of scholars to the UK this year for post-graduate degrees and we expect these numbers to rise in the future.

Mr. Hassan Shah who is a lawyer/social entrepreneur and a Chevening Scholar said:

The Chevening Scholarship was a life-changing experience for me. I would strongly encourage everyone who is eligible to apply.

In addition to the one year master’s, the Chevening-Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) Fellowship and the Chevening/British Library Fellowship are also being offered. The applications for the Fellowships also close on 8th November, 2016.

More information

Visit Chevening website for detailed information on how to apply for Chevening scholarships for academic year 2017/2018. The application window for Chevening is open until 8 November, 2016 to receive applications for academic year 2017/18.


Press Office
British High Commission
Tel. 051 201 2000

Published 3 November 2016