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Applications for 2015/16 Chevening Scholarships open in Hong Kong

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Are you a future leader looking to study in the UK? Applications for 2015/16 Chevening Scholarships are now open in Hong Kong.

Applications for 2015/16 Chevening Scholarships, the prestigious global scholarship programme of the UK government, are now open.

The Scholarships, which are funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, operate in more than 150 countries and territories worldwide, and in 2015/16 will support over 1,500 established or emerging leaders.

Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject and at any of the UK’s leading universities.

The Scholarships aim to support UK foreign policy priorities by creating lasting positive relationships with future leaders, influencers and decision-makers around the world.

Caroline Wilson, British Consul General to Hong Kong & Macao said:

The Chevening programme provides a unique opportunity for Hong Kong’s future leaders to build a global network and establish social, cultural, academic or commercial partnerships with the UK. Since 1996 over 600 scholars from Hong Kong & Macao have taken up the opportunity to study at some of the UK’s leading institutions including Oxford, Cambridge and LSE.

In Hong Kong we are very grateful for the support of our partner organisations, HSBC and Hutchison Whampoa. We have also partnered with the University of Aberdeen Hong Kong Association to offer the Chevening Aberdeen Scott Scholarship for candidates wishing to study Environment related subjects at the University of Aberdeen.

With Chevening celebrating its 30th birthday this year, I hope to see even more applicants applying for places across a range of subject areas on this prestigious programme.

Chevening Scholarships in Hong Kong

Scholars are personally selected by British Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates throughout the world, sometimes in partnership with sponsoring organisations.

Chevening alumni have an excellent record of rising to positions of leadership across a wide range of fields: including politics, business, the media, civil society, religion, and academia. Some work as MPs, leading journalists, or policy advisers to NGOs and think tanks; others occupy senior positions in commercial organisations.

Applications for Chevening Scholarships must be submitted online at the Chevening website. Applicants should read the online guidance and demonstrate how they meet the Chevening selection criteria before submitting an application. Further details of closing date and priority subject areas are available at www.chevening.org/hongkong.

About Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. 2013/14 is the 30th anniversary of the Chevening programme, which was established in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international scheme. Scholars come from more than 150 countries and territories worldwide and over 1,500 Scholarships will be awarded this year. There are over 42,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network. For further information and to apply for a Chevening Scholarship please see the Chevening website.

Eligibility for 2015/16 Chevening Scholarships

Applicants for 2015/16 Chevening Scholarships must:

  • demonstrate that they have achieved a minimum English language requirement

  • be a citizen of Hong Kong or Macao and intend to return there at the end of the period of study. Applicants should hold an HKSAR, British National (Overseas) or Macao SAR passport

  • hold a degree that is equivalent to at least an upper second-class honours degree in the UK

  • have completed at least two years’ work or equivalent experience before they apply for a Chevening Scholarship