Chevening in Afghanistan

Chevening in Afghanistan

Applications for 2017/2018 Chevening Scholarships are open between 12:00 BST on 8 August 2016 and 12:00 GMT on 8 November 2016 (both midday UK time).

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. Visit the UK government's website if you would like to learn more about what the UK is doing in your country.

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 open. The deadline is 12:00 GMT (midday UK time) on 8 November 2016.


Applications for Chevening Scholarships can only be submitted using the Chevening online application system, available through the 'apply' button on this page. 

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 13 July 2017. 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 13 July 2017 in order to remain in the process.

Selection updates and timelines

If you apply 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.

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

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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The round table discussion on regional connectivity had four panelists from India, China, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan. Before inviting the last speaker on the panel, the moderator uttered these words, “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) added an innovation to the sixth RECCA (Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan) by launching an academic paper contest. There were more than twenty papers from Central and South Asia which were sent to the Hague Institute where they were reviewed by a panel of experts. Read more
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Global news

This month, twelve Chevening/Gurukul Fellows will begin the twelve-week leadership course hosted by the India Institute at King’s College London. The programme, which runs annually, is aimed at mid-career professionals who demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities and have already achieved a position of influence in their home countries. Read more
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The Chevening application process can seem overwhelming for anyone who is doing it for the first time. The British High Commission in Yaoundé, Cameroon have been harnessing the power of the network to help applicants navigate the process. In a new initiative at the high commission, both alumni and current scholars were asked to each coach a potential applicant through the application process. The coaches did not write the application for anyone, but gave tips, moral support, and guidance on how to bring out the best of themselves in their application. Read more
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On 25 August 2016, 66 guests gathered at the British embassy in Baku to witness the establishment of the Chevening Alumni Association Azerbaijan (CAAA). Guests were from many sectors of society including journalists, university academics, and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Narmin Rahimli, Chevening Alumna (2014) and new president of the association, led the initiative for an exclusive group for Chevening Alumni in Azerbaijan. Watch this video of the launch event, and hear about the aims of the association from Narmin: Read more
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Guatemala, unlike its neighbour Mexico, is small for Chevening with a total alumni community of less than 50 people. However, size does not determine passion or action. Read more
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