Chevening in Afghanistan

Chevening in Afghanistan

Applications for 2018/2019 Chevening Scholarships are open between 12:00 BST on 7 August 2017 and 12:00 GMT on 7 November 2017 (both midday UK time).

Chevening is the UK government's global scholarship programme that offers future leaders the unique opportunity to study in the UK. These scholarships are awarded to outstanding professionals from your country and beyond to pursue a one-year master’s degree in any subject at any UK university.

Chevening provides fully-funded scholarships, leaving you free to focus on achieving your professional goals and enjoying the experience of a lifetime. You will live and study in the UK for a year, during which time you will develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.

If you have ambition, leadership potential, and a strong academic background, we encourage you to go to the UK and grow in the UK as a Chevening Scholar.

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 open between 12:00 BST on Monday, 7 August 2017 and 12:00 GMT on Tuesday, 7 November 2017. 


Applications for Chevening Scholarships can only be submitted using the Chevening online application system, available through the red 'Apply for scholarship' button above. 

Prior to starting your application for a Chevening Scholarship please ensure you have the following ready:

  • Essential: Three different UK master's course choices
  • Optional: English language test results (if you've already met the requirements) 
  • Optional: UK master's university offer (if you've already met the requirements)

Required documents

You can submit your initial application without these optional documents and upload them to your application at any point up to 12 July 2018. Please note that only documents in PDF format can be uploaded and documents cannot be over 5MB in size.

If you are eventually conditionally selected for a Chevening Scholarship, it is essential that you provide evidence that you meet the Chevening English language requirements and that you have at least one offer from an eligible course before 12 July 2018 in order to remain in the process.

Selection updates and timelines

If you apply for a 2018/2019 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.

Feedback

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.

Application guidance

It is recommended that you read the guidance below to help you submit an eligible application.

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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Regional news

Chevening Scholars celebrated contributing more than 3,000 hours of volunteering in the UK this year at an awards ceremony held in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. 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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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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