Chevening in Colombia

Chevening in Colombia

Chevening Scholarships in Colombia are awarded to outstanding emerging leaders to pursue one-year Master’s at any UK university. They provide 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 of becoming part of the highly regarded and influential Chevening global network.

Applicants from Colombia can choose any course of study, but we particularly welcome applications in the following fields:

  • Access to justice
  • Business
  • Climate change
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Financial services
  • Human rights defence
  • Improving business environment
  • Infrastructure
  • International relations
  • Organised crime
  • Peace negotiations
  • Post conflict resolution
  • Reducing the negative impact of business on human rights
  • Science and innovation (UK as Colombia's preferred partner)
  • Sexual violence in conflict
  • Supporting Colombia with improving the situation for human rights defenders
  • Trade (increasing opportunities for UK firms)
  • Transport

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

On 22 June, the Rt Hon Hugo Swire, Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office presided at an event that brought together 40 scholars from Mexico, Colombia, Chile, and Peru and the ambassadors of those countries to mark the launch of a new set of Chevening Scholarships for 2015/2016 – the FCO Pacific Alliance Chevening Scholarships. The Pacific Alliance was founded in 2011 and provides participating countries a free trade area paving the way for education and innovation exchange and development. The UK is an interested observer in the process. Read more
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Global news

Volunteering at Oxfam
As part of Volunteers’ Week 2016, 20 Chevening Scholars lent a hand at Oxfam’s Southern Logistics Centre in Milton Keynes. Oxfam is an international organisation that works with partners and local communities in more than 90 countries to help end poverty through various initiatives, including the sale of donated goods on Oxfam's Online Shop. The scholars were given a brief orientation before being split into small groups. They then spent the day sorting and taking photographs of the stock, and helping to place listings online. Read more
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Sandra at Fukushima Prefecture
From 8 to 15 March 2016, Chevening Scholar Sandra Camacho Otero visited the Fukushima Prefecture in Japan as part of a select University College London (UCL) delegation. The delegation, which included six scholars from UCL’s Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, was on site to explore the current state of reconstruction in the area, five years after the Tōhoku earthquake, and subsequent tsunami that led to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. Read more
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We are delighted to announce that Chevening Scholar, Yasir Mehdi, was the recipient of a 2016 ‘Enriching Student Life Award’. Commonly known as ELSAs they are awarded by Cardiff University Student Union (CUSU) to acknowledge the students and staff who have contributed to enriching the university campus. Yasir was one of four students shortlisted for his particular category. Read more
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The Chevening Workshop series continued, as 19 scholars took part in an exclusive media training workshop using the world class facilities at the University of Salford.  Read more
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