The Chevening Secretariat is accepting applications for 2016/2017 Chevening Scholarships via www.chevening.org/apply from 3 August until 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 seven scholars from Sri Lanka and the Maldives, 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.
H.E. James Dauris, UK Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives said:
“We really value the strong educational ties we have with so many people in Sri Lanka and in the Maldives. There are countless examples of people in both countries who have gone on to excel in their fields after studying in the UK at some of the best universities in the world. I hope you will see in our Chevening scholarship scheme a wonderful opportunity to help you prepare to make the most of your potential.”
Chevening Secretariat Director, Michael Scott-Kline, said:
“A Chevening Scholarship is a mark of honour bestowed on individuals who have been identified as having the qualities to become highly influential global leaders. Not only do award recipients receive a first-rate UK education, through Chevening they join a vibrant community of Chevening Alumni, Foreign and Commonwealth Office staff, UK universities, and partner organisations. Chevening Award recipients will draw on and contribute to this community for the rest of their lives. I am delighted to announce the opening of the 2016/2017 competition for Chevening Scholarships. I strongly encourage emerging and established leaders to make an application – it may be the best decision you ever make.”
Chevening Programme Manager, Nyssa Lee-Woolf, said:
“As well as an unparalleled academic experience, Chevening Scholars enjoy exclusive access to a wide range of events and opportunities designed to introduce them to the UK, its history, institutions, customs, and people. Scholars could take in the breath-taking views of the Scottish Highlands, come face to face with Britain’s heritage and history in its stately homes and castles, or debate diplomacy and international policy at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.”
Visit www.chevening.org/faqs for detailed information on the eligibility criteria and award specifications.