Chevening in Afghanistan

Chevening in Afghanistan

Applications for 2017/2018 Chevening Scholarships are now closed.

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to outstanding emerging leaders to pursue a one-year master’s at any UK university. The scholarship programme provides a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK. 

A Chevening Scholarship offers financial support along with the opportunity to become part of the highly regarded and influential Chevening global network.

Applicants can choose any course of study at any UK higher education institution. Applications for 2018/2019 scholarships will open in August 2017.

Afghan and Bangladeshi scholars

SEARCHING FOR FELLOWSHIPS? There are also fellowships available in Afghanistan. Find out more about Chevening Fellowships in Afghanistan. 

How to apply

Applications for 2017/2018 Chevening Scholarships are closed. The next application cycle will open in August 2017.


 

If you applied for a 2017/2018 Chevening Scholarship, you will receive email updates about your application status at each step of the selection process. You can also check this on the online application system by using the login details you registered with. Take a look at the Chevening application timeline and our FAQs for a better understanding of the upcoming stages of the selection process.


Due to the large number of applications received, we are unable to provide individual application status updates or feedback to unsuccessful applicants. Please do not contact your British Embassy or High Commission with application enquiries.

While we review your application, here are a few things you can work on:

  • Send any remaining required documents to your programme officer by 13 July 2017. 

  • Progress your university applications. You must have an unconditional offer from one of the three courses selected on your application form by 13 July 2017.

  • Make sure you meet the Chevening English language requirement by 13 July 2017. 

What is included?

  • university tuition fees
  • a monthly stipend
  • travel costs to and from the UK
  • an arrival allowance
  • a homeward departure allowance
  • the cost of one visa application
  • a travel grant to attend Chevening events in the UK
     

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For scholars from Afghanistan, applications to return to third countries may be considered in exceptional circumstances if returning to the home country is impossible due to conflict. This provision does not affect the requirement for all Chevening Scholars to remain outside of the UK for at least two years irrespective of their country of origin.

Partners

Chevening is funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organisations. Our partners contribute to Chevening in various ways, helping us to develop talented individuals from across the globe who will go on to be future leaders and decision makers.

The below partner organisations co-sponsor Chevening Awards in your country, enabling us to offer more Chevening Scholars the opportunity to study in the UK.

If your application is successful and you have applied to study a subject or degree programme supported by one of our partners, you will be considered for a co-sponsored Chevening Award.

Find out more about our partner organisations, the areas of study they support and why they have committed to supporting Chevening in your country by reading their profiles.

Local news

1,890 Chevening Scholars came together to celebrate a successful year as part of the programme on Wednesday, 5 July at London’s historic Alexandra Palace. It was a chance for scholars to say goodbye to one another, look back on a year of study and cultural activities in the UK, and also to open up new opportunities as the scholars become part of the global Chevening Alumni network. Read more
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After spending a year in the UK studying, networking, and getting to know British culture, 2014/2015 Chevening Scholars have safely returned to their home countries.  Read more
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Global news

In June, the Russia Chevening Alumni Association held a panel discussion on global sustainable development to explore global problems and look for practical solutions. The event was hosted by the British Ambassador at his residence in Moscow. Being one of the most important topics of today, the discussion attracted a variety of leading organisations in this field. It welcomed heads of a number of top corporate sustainable development departments, a range of NGOs, academia, and social entrepreneurs. Read more
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1,890 Chevening Scholars came together to celebrate a successful year as part of the programme on Wednesday, 5 July at London’s historic Alexandra Palace. It was a chance for scholars to say goodbye to one another, look back on a year of study and cultural activities in the UK, and also to open up new opportunities as the scholars become part of the global Chevening Alumni network. Read more
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The British Council Study UK Alumni Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of international alumni who studied at UK universities. There are three award categories: Professional Achievement Award, Entrepreneurial Award, and Social Impact Award. From thousands of applications and nominations for these awards in their respective countries, we congratulate the following 17 Cheveners who were selected as finalists, and three as winners.   Egypt Read more
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On 23 March 2017, former Chevening Scholars gathered at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Nairobi for a gala dinner, the launchpad for the new Chevening Kenya Chapter. The Chevening Alumni Group Network spent months planning the official launch and dinner, which was hosted by the British High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey, and attended by other officials from the high commission. Read more
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