British Chevening Scholarships

British Chevening Scholarships, funded by the FCO

Purpose
To bring to the UK present and future leaders, decision makers and opinion formers, including particularly able students from countries with which the UK's economic relations are expected to develop. Some 2,200 new awards are available annually from a wide variety of countries.

Eligibility, subject, and duration
For study in any subject field, for those pursuing full-time postgraduate or second degree courses, or full-time research at or based in a UK institution of higher education in the public sector. Preference to postgraduates or those already established in a career. Scholarships occasionally given for shorter, vocationally oriented courses between three and six months. Scholarships cover all or part of the cost of the period of study. In countries receiving UK bilateral aid, the development relevance of the course is important.

How to apply
Selection of candidates is carried out by British Embassies and High Commissions in consultation with the local British Council representative. Applications must be made through the British Diplomatic Mission in the student's country of origin.

Joint funding
Some scholarships are jointly funded with leading industrial and commercial firms and grant-giving foundations. These are often advertised locally in those countries where the awards are to be offered. Otherwise information will be available at the local British Diplomatic Mission or British Council office.

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