Chevening in Afghanistan

Chevening in Afghanistan

Chevening Scholarships in Afghanistan 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 from Afghanistan can choose any course of study, but we particularly welcome applications in the following fields:

  • Democratic governance
  • Development studies
  • Economic cooperation
  • Economic growth
  • Human rights
  • Management
  • Planning
  • Political cooperation
  • Poverty alleviation
  • Trade and investment
  • Women and gender studies​

 

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

 

How to apply

Applications for 2016/2017 Chevening Scholarships are closed. The next application cycle will open in August 2016.


 

If you applied for a 2016/2017 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:

What is included?

  • university tuition fees (please note that there is a fee cap applied to MBA programmes which requires applicants to cover any additional cost over £18,000)
  • a monthly stipend
  • travel costs to and from the UK
  • an arrival allowance
  • a homeward departure allowance
  • a thesis grant
  • a grant for study materials
  • a study travel allowance
  • the cost of one visa application
  • a travel grant to attend Chevening events in the UK

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

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
Welcome Event, Awards
AF BB BY BR CN EG KE NG ZA TJ TR TM UZ
In a culmination to a series of scholar engagement events that have taken place across the 2014/2015 cycle, the South Asia Afghanistan Directorate (SAAD) at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) hosted a farewell afternoon tea for the South Asian and Afghan Scholars. Read more
FCO, policy
AF BD IN NP PK

Global news

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, have been seeking advice from Chevening Scholars ahead of their upcoming trip to India and Bhutan. Read more
Scholars, India, Bhutan, Prince William, Kate Middleton
BT IN
The British Council Education UK Alumni Awards celebrate the achievements of individuals who have studied in the UK within the last 10 years and have used their UK education to soar as professionals, entrepreneurs or in having a social impact. Read more
Education, Award, Professional achievements, Entrepreneur, Social impact
BR IN ID NG PK TR
More than 160 scholars gathered at the University of Birmingham for the third annual Chevening Conference. Read more
Scholars, Global Ambitions, University of Birmingham, Conference, policy, Gender, Health, Communities, Economic Development, Development, media, Human Rights
GB
Arturo Villanueva, a Chevening Scholar from Mexico, has rowed his way into the boat racing history books after becoming the first Mexican national to row for either Oxford or Cambridge. Read more
Scholar, Rowing, Oxford, Cambridge, Mexico
MX