Chevening Scholarships: Calling for applications from Uganda
The application window for the 2017/18 Chevening Scholarships will be open from 8 August to 8 November 2016.
The UK Government’s Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with proven leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds. The scholarship offers financial support to study for a master’s degree at any UK university and the opportunity to become part of an influential global network of 46,000 alumni. Applications should be made online at: www.chevening.org/apply
The call for new applicants follows the selection of 10 scholars from Uganda who won an award to study at a UK university in the 2016/17 academic year. There are more than 1,500 Chevening Scholarships on offer globally for the 2017/18 academic cycle. These scholarships represent a significant investment from the UK Government to develop the next cohort of global leaders.
British High Commissioner to Uganda HE Alison Blackburne said:
The UK is home to many of the world’s best universities. Chevening Scholarships enable successful applicants to develop academically, professionally and personally while studying in the UK. Those who are selected for a Chevening Scholarship can share the best Uganda has to offer while they are in the UK, and then share the best the UK has to offer when they return home. The will also belong to a prestigious global network of influencers who contribute to building links and understanding between countries.
Chevening Secretariat Director, Michael Scott-Kline, said:
Those who step forward to apply for a Chevening Scholarship are already demonstrating the kind of ambitious forward-thinking that typifies Chevening Scholars. The potential rewards for applying are unquantifiable. Not only do scholars receive a first-rate UK education which can open doors in their respective careers, they also join a strong global network — a network they will draw on and contribute to for the rest of their lives. It is my pleasure to announce the opening of the 2017/2018 competition for Chevening Scholarships. Applying – or encouraging a friend to apply – may turn out to be the best decision you ever make. Everyone who has ever benefitted from being a Chevening Scholar has one thing in common — they had the ambition to simply apply.
Chevening Programme Manager, Louise Thomson, said:
Scholars can choose almost any master’s course at any UK university. As well as an unparalleled academic experience, scholars enjoy exclusive access to year-round opportunities to familiarise themselves with the UK, its history, institutions, customs, and people. Recent scholars have experienced Britain’s heritage and history through its stately homes and castles, discussed international policy at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and interacted with high profile academics, politicians, and even royals at a range of academic, cultural, and social events. Whether they’re inside a lecture theatre or not, scholars are constantly learning.
For detailed information on the eligibility criteria and award specifications please visit the Chevening website.