The British Consulate-General in Jerusalem announced the opening of applications for the UK Government’s prestigious Chevening Scholarships on 3 August. Palestinian candidates for 2016/2017 Chevening Scholarships can apply now via www.chevening.org/apply. Applications close on 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 at least 18 scholars from The Occupied Palestinian Territories, who won an award to study at a UK university this year.
There are approximately 1,500 Chevening Scholarships 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.
Dr. Alastair McPhail, the British Consul-General in Jerusalem said:
Chevening scholarships provide a fantastic opportunity to gain academic experience while experiencing life in the UK. Our previous Palestinian Chevening scholars have gone on to play an impressive role in all areas of Palestinian life. I encourage all talented individuals who have clear leadership qualities and the drive to contribute to Palestinian society to apply for these scholarships.
Visit www.chevening.org/apply/faqs for detailed information on the eligibility criteria and award specifications.
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 over 1,500 scholarships were awarded in 2015/2016. There are over 44,000 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 www.chevening.org