The Chevening Secretariat opens applications for 2017/2018 Chevening Scholarships until 8 November 2016. According to a press release, the applicants should apply via www.chevening.org/apply.
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.
“The call for new applicants follows the selection of several scholars from Nepal, who won an award to study at a UK university this year. The British Embassy Kathmandu will announce their names shortly,” said the press release issued by British Embassy.
There are more than 1,500 Chevening Scholarships on offer globally for the 2017/2018 academic cycle. These scholarships represent a significant investment from the UK Government to develop the next cohort of global leaders.
“The UK is home to many of the world’s best universities, a fascinating and creative culture, and a great business environment - so Chevening enables you to develop academically, professionally and personally,” said British Ambassador to Nepal Richard Morris.
Those who are selected for a Chevening Scholarship are recognized for their leadership potential and become part of a global network of influencers.
They share the best their country has to offer with those they meet in the UK, and then share the best the UK has to offer when they return home. For this reason, the role of Chevening Scholars is important in building bridges between countries.’
Chevening Scholarships are the UK Government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The scholarships support study at UK universities – mostly one year master's degrees – for individuals with demonstrable potential to become future leaders, decision-makers, and opinion formers.
Chevening began in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international awards scheme. Chevening Scholars come from over 160 countries and territories worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and more than 1,500 scholarships were awarded in 2016/2017. There are over 46,000 Chevening Alumni around the world who comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.
The name 'Chevening' comes from Chevening House in Sevenoaks, Kent – currently the joint official residence of the UK’s Foreign Secretary.