Chevening Scholarship places in developing countries tripled for 2015/16
- Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Chevening Scholarship Programme
- Part of:
- Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Burma, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Antigua and Barbuda, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Nicaragua, Niger, The Occupied Palestinian Territories, Palau, Paraguay, Samoa, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Suriname, Swaziland, Togo, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Burundi, El Salvador, Guinea, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, St Lucia, Kyrgyzstan, Chad, Mauritania, Central African Republic, Gabon, Tonga, and Wallis and Futuna
- First published:
- 8 April 2014
This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
The Budget announced on 19 March included a tripling of Chevening places in developing countries for the 2015-16 academic year.
Chevening Scholarships are the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s flagship global scholarship programme aimed at future leaders, influencers and decision-makers.
An FCO spokesperson said:
Chevening Scholarships are an important element in supporting Britain’s work overseas. The increase in Chevening Scholarships for 2015-16 will boost the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s reach and efforts to engage in developing countries and emerging powers. It will increase the number of outstanding young professionals, who have already displayed exceptional leadership talents, studying in the UK.
Chevening Scholars are carefully selected from thousands of applicants to study at universities across the UK. Scholars are exposed to British values, culture and diversity through the duration of a one-year Master’s course which helps them gain an understanding and appreciation of what it is like to live and study in Britain.
The additional funding will bring over 1,000 more potential future leaders to the UK to study at UK universities. This means in the 2015-16 academic year, the UK will have more than 1,500 Chevening Scholars in total. All countries on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC) list of Official Development Assistance (ODA) recipients will be eligible for additional scholarship places. The distribution of these places will be decided in the coming months and will be determined by the UK’s security and prosperity priorities in developing countries and emerging powers.
Applications for Chevening Scholarships must be submitted online on the Chevening Scholarship website . Applicants should read the online guidance and be able to demonstrate how they meet the Chevening selection criteria before submitting an application. Further details of closing dates and priority subject areas will be available on the country pages of the Chevening Scholarship website
Published: 8 April 2014
Part of: Afghanistan Albania Algeria Angola Anguilla Argentina Armenia Azerbaijan Bangladesh Belarus Belize Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil Burma Cambodia Cameroon Chile China Colombia Costa Rica Cuba Democratic Republic of Congo Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt Eritrea Ethiopia Fiji Gambia Georgia Ghana Guatemala Guyana Honduras India Indonesia Iran Iraq Jamaica Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kosovo Laos Lebanon Libya Macedonia Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Mauritius Mexico Moldova Montenegro Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Namibia Nepal Nigeria Pakistan Panama Papua New Guinea Peru Philippines Rwanda Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Korea South Sudan Sri Lanka Sudan Syria Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Timor Leste Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Uganda Ukraine Uruguay Uzbekistan Venezuela Vietnam Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe Antigua and Barbuda Benin Bhutan Burkina Faso Cape Verde Comoros Congo Cote d’Ivoire Djibouti Dominica Equatorial Guinea Grenada Guinea-Bissau Haiti Kiribati Lesotho Liberia Marshall Islands Micronesia Nauru Nicaragua Niger The Occupied Palestinian Territories Palau Paraguay Samoa St Kitts and Nevis St Vincent and The Grenadines Suriname Swaziland Togo Tuvalu Vanuatu Burundi El Salvador Guinea St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha St Lucia Kyrgyzstan Chad Mauritania Central African Republic Gabon Tonga Wallis and Futuna