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Dare to lead: Canadians invited to apply for the UK government’s global scholarship programme

2016/17 recipients from Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador join over 300 Canadians who have received a prestigious Chevening scholarship.

2016/17 Canadian Chevening Scholars Jordan-Nicolas Matte & Alexis Wagner
2016/17 Canadian Chevening Scholars Jordan-Nicolas Matte & Alexis Wagner

Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme.

The scholarships offer the opportunity to study for a one-year master’s degree at any of the UK’s leading universities, and are awarded to outstanding established or future leaders across a wide range of fields. The programme provides a unique opportunity for tomorrow’s leaders to build a global network of continuing professional significance and also to establish social, cultural, academic, or commercial partnerships with the UK.

Since its inception in 1983, over 300 Canadians have received a Chevening scholarship. This year, UK universities will welcome two Canadian scholars: Alexis Wagner from St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador and Jordan-Nicolas Matte from Montreal, Quebec.

Applications for 2017/18 Chevening Scholarships must be submitted online at and the deadline for receipt of applications is 8 November at 12:00 GMT (midday UK time).

Dare to lead

  • Chevening Scholars have ambition and leadership potential, a strong academic background, and have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Chevening Scholars tend to rise to prominent positions in their countries, and in their chosen fields.
  • Chevening Scholars are also invited to a vast programme of exclusive networking events, talks, trips across the UK, and volunteering opportunities
  • On graduating, scholars join over 44,000 other Chevening Alumni who together form an influential and highly regarded global network
  • Chevening has been running since 1983 and Chevening Alumni form the backbone of the scheme.
  • Numbering 44,000 worldwide, Chevening Alumni constitute a highly-regarded global network of skilled professionals working in a range of fields, including politics, business, law, media, academia, and civil society.
  • For the 2017/2018 academic year, over 1,500 scholarships will be awarded to scholars from over 160 countries and territories.

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Published 29 August 2016