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Your chance to study in the UK: Applications for 2015/16 Chevening Scholarships close 15 November

Are you a future leader looking to study in the UK? Apply online today to become part of the prestigious Chevening scholarship programme.

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2014/2015 Chevening Scholars in Japan

2014/2015 Chevening Scholars in Japan

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 for a one-year Master’s degree at any of the UK’s leading universities, and are awarded to outstanding established or emerging leaders across a wide range of fields: including prosperity (finance and transparency), climate change & energy, defence & security and science & innovation.

Chevening alumni have an excellent record of rising to positions of leadership across a wide range of fields. Some work as MPs, leading journalists, or policy advisers to NGOs and think tanks; others occupy senior positions in commercial organisations. There are currently 176 Chevening alumni in Japan, now holding important positions in public and private sector organisations, including national media broadcasters, the Cabinet Office, Japanese government ministries, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), Japan Airlines (JAL), Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), to name a few.

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.

The two successful 2014-15 Chevening Scholars from Japan, Ms Yurie Fukuda and Mr Yosuke Fukushima are now on their way to study Master’s in Business Administration at University of Oxford and MSc in Agroforestry at Bangor University, respectively. Both scholars were recently invited to the British Embassy Tokyo to receive their scholarship certificates from British Ambassador to Japan, Tim Hitchens. To hear more from this year’s scholars, watch the video below.

Interview with this year’s scholar

Further information

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. Last year marked the 30th anniversary of the Chevening programme, which was established in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international scheme. Chevening Scholarships operate in more than 150 countries and this year the programme will support over 1,500 individuals. There are over 43,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network. For further information, eligibility and to apply for a Chevening Scholarship please see

Published 1 August 2014
Last updated 10 September 2014 + show all updates
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