Applications for the UK Government’s prestigious Chevening Scholarships now open
Applications for 2016/2017 Chevening Scholarships are being accepted from 3 August until 3 November 2015.
The Chevening Secretariat is accepting applications for 2016/2017 Chevening Scholarships via www.chevening.org/apply from 3 August until 3 November 2015.
Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with strong academic backgrounds who also have demonstrable leadership potential. The scholarship offers financial support to study for a Master’s degree at any of the UK’s leading universities and the opportunity to become part of an influential global network of 44,000 alumni.
The call for new applicants follows the selection of three scholars from Israel, who won an award to study at a UK university this year.
There are approximately 1,500 Chevening Scholarships on offer globally for the 2016/2017 academic cycle. These scholarships represent a significant investment from the UK Government to develop the next cohort of global leaders.
British Ambassador to Israel, David Quarrey, said: “Chevening Scholarships provide an excellent opportunity for people to study in the UK in some of the world’s finest academic institutions and develop their careers. Our alumni join an impressive global network of people at the top of their professions, all of whom have benefited from studying in the UK and who remain linked through Chevening.”
Visit www.chevening.org/apply/faqs for detailed information on the eligibility criteria and award specifications.
- 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 over 1,500 scholarships were awarded in 2015/2016. There are over 44,000 Chevening Alumni around the world who comprise an influential and highly regarded global network
- The name ‘Chevening’ comes from Chevening House in Sevenoaks, Kent – currently the joint official residence of the UK’s Foreign Secretary.