2013/14 Chevening Scholarships UK – Applications open in summer 2014

2013/14 Chevening Scholarships UK – Applications open in summer 2014

Applications for 2015/16 Scholarships will open in summer 2014. In the meantime, please sign up for alerts through your country page. 
The Scholarships are awarded to exceptional individuals with leadership potential and operate in over 100 countries worldwide. This year they will support about 700 students. Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject and at any UK university.

The Scholarships aim to support UK foreign policy priorities by creating lasting positive relationships with future leaders, influencers and decision makers around the world.

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office said:

‘The Chevening programme provides a unique opportunity for leaders of the future to build a global network of continuing professional significance. It enables talented individuals to establish social, cultural, academic or commercial partnerships with the UK. With 2012 marking the launch of our global website, www.chevening.org, we expect this year’s Chevening Scholarships to be more accessible than ever before.’

Scholars are personally selected by British High Commissions and British Embassies throughout the world, sometimes in partnership with sponsoring organisations.

Chevening alumni have an excellent record of rising to positions of leadership across a wide range of fields: including politics, business, the media, civil society, religion, and academia. Some work as MPs, leading journalists, or policy advisers to NGOs and think tanks; others occupy senior positions in commercial organisations. Alumni include Baldwin Spencer, the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda; Anote Tong, the President of Kiribati; Sergei Stanishev, the former Prime Minister of Bulgaria; Alvaro Uribe Velez, the former President of Colombia; Marek Belka, the former Prime Minister of Poland; and Gega Mgaloblishvili, the former Prime Minister of Georgia.

Priority subject areas vary from country to country and applicants should check the country pages of www.chevening.org before submitting an application for a Chevening Scholarship.

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