Chevening Scholarship

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.

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 Scholars come from over 110 countries worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and this year the Scholarships will support approximately 700 individuals. There are over 41,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.

For further information on applying for a Chevening Scholarship, sign up for alerts at Applicants can also contact the Chevening Scholarships Secretariat at

Chevening/Birmingham Scholarship

The University of Birmingham is proud to announce 16 new awards in 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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