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Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships are the prestigious global scholarship programme of the UK Government. Applications for 2015/16 are now open

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Chevening Scholarships are the UK Government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The scholarships offer the opportunity to study post-graduate courses at universities in the UK and are awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world. We are looking for scholars from a wide range of fields including:

  • Senegal: Agricultural sciences; Health sciences, especially health service management and nutrition; Environmental science and Ecology [climate change, fisheries];Geology and Geographical sciences (mining and petroleum engineering)

  • Cabo Verde: Agricultural sciences, Environmental science and Ecology [climate change, fisheries]

  • Guinea-Bissau: Agricultural sciences; health sciences, in particular health service management and nutrition; environmental science and ecology (climate change, fisheries); geology and geographical sciences, (mining and petroleum engineering); Public Administration.

The programme provides a unique opportunity for leaders of the future to build a global network of continuing professional significance and also to establish social, cultural, academic or commercial partnerships with the UK.

Applications for a Chevening Scholarship must be submitted online at and the deadline for receipt of applications is 15 November at 23.59 GMT. Applications received after this date will not be processed.

Applicants should read the online guidance and demonstrate how they meet the Chevening selection criteria before submitting an application. If they have further questions about the programme they can use the “Contact us” function on the website We hope that you will be as successful as Gnima Diop, our Chevening Scholar for 2014/15.

Published 4 August 2014