Chevening Scholarship

The University of Birmingham is a popular destination for Chevening Scholars and we are very pleased to support this scholarship programme.

What are Chevening Scholarships?

  • Chevening scholarships are the UK government's global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations.
  • The scholarships are awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential.
  • Awards are typically for a one year Master’s degree at universities across the UK.
  • There are over 43,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.
  • For further information, please refer to the Chevening website.

Who can apply for a Chevening Scholarship?

  • Chevening scholarships are for talented people who have been identified as potential future leaders across a wide range of fields, including politics, business, the media, civil society, religion, and academia.
  • Applicants should be high calibre graduates with the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership.
  • Chevening Scholarships are available to students from more than 150 countries worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU).
  • Chevening Scholarship positions have tripled for the 2015/16 academic year to more than 1,500 scholarships.

How can I apply for Chevening Scholarships?

  • Applications for 2015/16 Chevening Scholarships opened on 1 August 2014. The application closing date is 15 November 2014 at 23:59 UK time.
  • Applications must be submitted via the Chevening website.
  • Please refer to the guidance on the website before applying, including the frequently asked questions.
  • You should also refer to the country webpages on the Chevening website which contain guidance for applicants from your country, including priority subject areas.

Chevening/Birmingham Scholarship

The University of Birmingham is proud to announce 16 new awardsin partnership with Chevening.  For 2015 entry there will be 10 open awards and 6 awards for students applying from one of the following countries:

  • Brazil 
  • Canada
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Nigeria
  • South Korea

A Chevening/Birmingham Partnership Award includes full tuition fees for your chosen course at Birmingham; country fee caps do not apply. You will also receive the same allowance and stipend package as a main Chevening Award.  In addition, applying for a partnership award will increase your chances of being considered for a Chevening Award at Birmingham


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