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British High Commission announces launch of 2014/15 Chevening Scholarships

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Over the past 30 years the Chevening scholarship programme in Pakistan has enabled more than 1200 Pakistanis to study in the UK.

Applications for 2014/15 Chevening Scholarships, the prestigious global scholarship programme of the UK government, are now open.

Candidates can now register their interest and find out details of the scholarship through Chevening website Applicants can also read the online guidance and demonstrate how they meet the Chevening selection criteria before submitting an application. Further details of closing dates and priority subject areas (which vary from country to country) can be found on the country pages of

Launching the Chevening scholarship programme in Pakistan for the 2014/15 academic year, the British High Commissioner to Pakistan Adam Thomson said:

Chevening scholarships offer talented Pakistani nationals the opportunity to study for a post-graduate qualification in the UK. Students who came to the UK benefit not only from our world class universities but also from our dynamic, vibrant and multicultural society. Our universities also benefit from having such top professionals study with them.

Over the past 30 years the Chevening scholarship programme in Pakistan has enabled more than 1200 Pakistanis to study in the UK. These students came from across Pakistan and from many sectors, including local and central government, business and industry, civil society and the media. We are proud of Pakistani Chevening alumni and the important contribution they are making towards Pakistan’s development. This demonstrates that Chevening not only brings immediate benefits for individual scholars but also long-term benefits for both Pakistan and the UK. It is a sign of the strong bilateral relationship between our two countries.

The UK is committed to working in partnership with Pakistan at all levels of education, from primary level to university. Education is Pakistan’s biggest asset and the UK’s largest investment. These scholarships are an important part of our wider engagement on education in Pakistan, which includes training teachers, building schools and increasing primary school enrollment.


Notes to Editors

  • 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 is the 30th anniversary of the Chevening programme, which was established in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international scheme. Scholars come from 118 countries worldwide and over 600 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

  • Eligibility for 2014/15 Chevening Scholarships

Applicants for 2014/15 Chevening Scholarships must:

  • be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country, and intend to return there at the end of the period of study;
  • hold a degree that is equivalent to at least an upper second-class honours degree in the UK;
  • achieve the minimum Chevening English language requirement;
  • have completed at least two years’ work or equivalent experience before applying for a Chevening Scholarship;
  • be able to obtain the correct visa, and receive an unconditional offer from a UK university.

Contact: Press Attaché, British High Commission, Islamabad; telephone 0300 500 5306