British Embassy has announced the applications for prestigious Chevening Scholarships for the year 2018/2019. Applications are open between now and 7 November 2017. Applications can be submitted via www.chevening.org/apply.
According to a press release issued by British Embassy, Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds. The scholarship offers full financial support for future leaders to study for any eligible master’s degree at any UK university whilst gaining access to a wide range of exclusive academic, professional, and cultural events.
There are more than 1,500 scholarships on offer globally for the 2018/2019 academic year, representing a significant investment from the UK Government towards developing the leaders of tomorrow.
British Ambassador to Nepal, Richard Morris said,“the UK is home to many of the world’s best universities, and Chevening enables you to develop academically, professionally, and personally whilst studying in the UK. The Scholarships are awarded to exceptional individuals with leadership potential and we will welcome your application. Please apply for the Chevening Scholarships if you wish to study for a Master's degree (one year) on the subject of your choice in any of our leading UK universities."
“Chevening Scholarships are the UK Government’s global scholarship program, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organizations. The scholarships support study at UK universities – mostly one year taught master's degrees – for individuals with the demonstrable potential to become future leaders, decision-makers, and opinion formers,” British Embassy’s press release said.
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 2017/2018. There are over 48,000 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.