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Want to study in the UK? Apply for 2016/17 Chevening Scholarships by 3 November

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

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 around 200 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 www.chevening.org/japan and the deadline for receipt of applications is 3 November at 12:00 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.

This year’s successful 2015-16 Chevening Scholar from Japan is Mr Shimpei Ishido who is now studying a masters in Law at University College London. He was recently invited to the British Embassy Tokyo to receive his scholarship certificate from Minister Julia Longbottom. Also attending the ceremony were former Chevening Japan scholars Mr Itsushi Tachi and Mr Hideki Ishikawa who play active roles in the Chevening Japan alumni association. Watch the video below to hear more from this year’s scholar and Japan alumni.

Chevening Scholoarship

Further information

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. Established in 1983, the Chevening Programme celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2013 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 www.chevening.org/japan.