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Chevening Scholarships now open in Pakistan

Applications for 2017/2018 Chevening Scholarships can only be submitted through online application system until 8 November 2016.

Chevening Scholarship now open in Pakistan

Professionals from across Pakistan are being urged to apply for a Chevening Scholarship by Acting British High Commissioner Patrick Moody.

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds, and offers full financial support to study for a master’s degree at any UK university.

The call for new applicants follows the selection of over 60 scholars from Pakistan, who won an award to study at a UK university this year.

The Acting British High Commissioner to Pakistan Patrick Moody said:

The UK is home to many of the world’s best universities, and studying there helps you develop academically, professionally, and personally. Studying in the UK on a Chevening scholarship, however, is even better.

Not only is your Master’s degree fully funded, but the world-famous Scholarship means that you have been identified as the most promising of the next generation of opinion makers and leaders in Pakistan, and the world.

I urge anyone thinking of applying to do so. It could be one of the best decisions of your life, as you discover the best of the UK from the best universities in the world.

There are more than 1,500 Chevening Scholarships on offer globally for the 2017/2018 academic cycle. These scholarships represent a significant investment from the UK Government to develop the next cohort of global leaders.

More information

You can apply for Chevening Scholarships through Chevening website Visit here for detailed information on the eligibility criteria and award specifications.


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Notes to editors

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 more than 1,500 scholarships were awarded in 2016/2017. There are over 46,000 Chevening Alumni around the world who comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.

Last year applications from Pakistan ranked third in the world behind Egypt and Nigeria.

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 here

Published 10 August 2016