Chevening Scholarships are a UK government’s scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations.
The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK. 2013 is the 30th anniversary of Chevening Scholarships.
The Chevening programme was launched in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international scheme, attracting a wealth of high-calibre applicants from over 116 countries worldwide. There are over 41,000 Chevening alumni all around the world.
Chevening Scholars share the qualities of ambition, drive and leadership potential, a commitment to change and organisational development, and a talent for innovation and creativity. With an excellent record of rising to positions of leadership in their respective professions, Chevening Scholars remain influential friends of the UK. The programme provides full or part funding for full-time courses at postgraduate level, normally a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject and at any UK university.
Over 1,050 Nigerians have benefitted from a Chevening Scholarship and are in positions of leadership across the country. This year, 11 Nigerians have been awarded a Scholarship for 2013-14 to study in a range of fields such as Medical Research, International Law and Finance and Accountancy.
Chevening Scholarships are about Brain Gain and NOT Brain Drain. The Scholars are expected to return to Nigeria on completion of their study in the UK and to use their knowledge and skills to contribute to the development of their own country.
2014/15 Chevening Applications open in Nigeria on 1 September 2013. The closing date for submission of applications is 8 November 2013
For more info and to apply visit www.chevening.org