The Chevening Secretariat is accepting applications for 2017/2018 Chevening Scholarships and some Chevening Fellowships via www.chevening.org/apply from 8 August until 8 November 2016.
Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable 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.
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The call for new applicants follows the selection of some 1,800 scholars who won an award to study at a UK university this year.
These scholarships represent a significant investment from the UK Government to develop the next cohort of global leaders.
Speaking of the opening of the new application window, the Director of the Chevening Secretariat, 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.’
Once succesfully selected, Chevening Scholars arrive in the UK where they experience the best Britain has to offer academically, culturally, and socially.
‘Scholars can choose almost any master’s course at any UK university,’ Louise Thomson, Programme Manager at the Chevening Secretariat said. ‘As well as an unparalleled academic experience, scholars enjoy exclusive access to year-round opportunities to familiarise them with the UK, its history, institutions, customs, and people.’
‘Recent scholars have taken in breath-taking views of the UK, 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.’
Scholars at Hampton Court Palace. See gallery below for more scholar events.
Applicants are reminded to check that they are eligible, and are urged to start applying for their courses as early as possible. The deadline for all Chevening Scholarships applications is 12:00 GMT on 8 November 2016, and the selection timeline is available publicly.
Michael Scott-Kline, Director the Secretariat, concluded saying: ‘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.’