University partners

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. Our partners help to make the experience our scholars and fellows have even more special, forging lasting relationships.

All of our partners are like-minded organisations, who have a real passion and desire to enhance the lives of people from all corners of the world. You can find out more about each of our partners, including why they partner with Chevening and what they offer, by reading their profiles.

Bangor University

Established in 1884, and located in north Wales, Bangor University offers students a wide variety of specialised programmes, modern facilities, and a high level of student support. 

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Birkbeck, University of London

Established in 1823, Birkbeck is part of the world famous University of London. It offers bachelor’s, master’s and research degrees across a wide range of subjects.

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Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University (BU) is ranked among the top 200 most international universities in the world and in the top 500 universities overall by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2016.

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Brunel University

Currently ranked 1st in London, 4th in the UK and 29th in the world for the top 100 universities founded in the last 50 years (THE - Times Higher Education, 2014), the university is based in a fantastic west London location.

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Cardiff University

Founded in 1883, Cardiff University is a member of the prestigious Russell Group top-24 UK research-led universities, and is ranked in the world’s best 140 universities (QS World University Rankings 2018).

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Coventry University

Coventry University is a forward-looking modern university whose roots can be traced back to 1843 to the Coventry School of Design.

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Cranfield University

Cranfield's distinctive expertise is in our deep understanding of technology and management and how these work together to benefit the world. 

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Durham University

Founded in 1832, Durham University is consistently ranked among the top five universities in the UK and the top 100 institutions in the world.

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Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the only UK university to focus entirely on science, engineering, medicine, and business.

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King’s College – Brazil Institute

The King's Brazil Institute, founded in 2008, provides a focal point for Brazil-related activities across a range of academic disciplines.

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Lancaster University

Located on a beautiful campus in the north-west of England, the university places great emphasis on a strong student experience and employability and gives students access to academics who are experts in their field.

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LSE

LSE is the world’s leading dedicated social science institution. Founded in 1895, the school enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence and cutting-edge research.

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Newcastle University

Newcastle University is one of the UK’s leading research universities with a proud history dating back to 1834 and a reputation for academic excellence and amazing student experience.

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The Open Society Foundations

The Open Society scholarship programmes support individuals passionate about improving their knowledge and their ability to advance positive social change in their home countries.

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Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies is a Recognized Independent Centre of the University of Oxford, established in 1985 and incorporated by Royal Charter.

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Oxford University Diplomatic Studies Programme

The University of Oxford is internationally renowned for its world-leading research, high-quality teaching, and excellent resources. Graduate students at Oxford join a diverse community of over 9,800 highly intelligent and committed fellow graduates from around 140 different countries.

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Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)  is one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions.

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Robert Gordon University

The university offers a vast range of courses from undergraduate through to PhD level and attracts more than 16,000 students from 132 countries every year.

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The Royal Agricultural University

The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) has been at the forefront of agricultural education, and a key contributor to the land-based sector for more than 170 years.

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St George's, University of London

St George's, University of London, established in 1733, is distinctive as the UK’s only specialist medical, biomedical, and healthcare university. Uniquely, it is the only UK university to be co-located inside a hospital.

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Swansea University

Swansea University matches academic excellence with an enviable quality of life. 

Founded in 1920 and just three hours from London by train, they are a traditional university with a long history of academic success, excellent facilities and high standards of teaching.

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University of Bath

The University of Bath, School of Management is one of the UK's leading business schools.

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University of Birmingham

Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century.

Characterised by a tradition of innovation, research at the university has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made an impact on people’s lives.

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University of Bradford

The University of Bradford has almost 50 years of academic excellence behind it as a university, and an ever growing international reputation and course provision.

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University of Bristol

Bristol is one of the most popular and successful universities in the UK and was ranked within the top 50 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2018.

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University of Cambridge

Founded in 1209, Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world's fourth-oldest surviving university. 

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University of Central Lancashire

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston was founded in 1828 as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge. 

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University of Dundee

Founded in 1881, the University of Dundee is proud to be one of the world’s top 200 universities (Times Higher Education 2018) and one of only 12 in the United Kingdom to also hold a Gold Award in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017.

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University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is an internationally renowned university situated within a distinctive and attractive campus in the historic city of Norwich.

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University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh was founded in 1583, making it one of Scotland's oldest universities.

It is the largest university in Scotland and one of the most multicultural, attracting more than 31,000 students from 140 different countries. 

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University of Exeter

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction.

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University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow is in the world's top 100 universities and the UK's top 10.  They have been welcoming world changers since 1451 and have dedicated themselves to inspiring great minds, from the pioneer of television, John Logie Baird, to Scotland’s current First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. Today they continue that tradition with more than 18,000 undergraduate students and 7,000 postgraduate students from across the globe each year. 

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University of Huddersfield

The University of Huddersfield traces its roots back to a Science and Mechanic Institute founded in 1825. Since then the university has had a rich history, officially becoming the University of Huddersfield in 1992.

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University of Kent

Kent is one of the UK’s leading universities. Awarded Gold, the highest rating, in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework, it offers outstanding teaching, world-leading research, stunning study locations, and a fantastic student experience.

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University of Leeds

Leeds is one of the largest research-based institutions in the UK and in 2012/2013 attracted £129m of research income.

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University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool is a member of the Russell Group of 24 research-led UK universities and is ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutions worldwide.

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University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham has a global reputation for academic excellence, pioneering research, and employability.

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University of Oxford

The Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme cultivates the leaders of tomorrow by providing outstanding university graduates and professionals from developing and emerging economies with the opportunity to pursue fully-funded graduate studies at the University of Oxford,

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University of Reading

The University of Reading is in the top 200 universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2018).

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University of Salford

The University of Salford’s roots trace back to the time of the great Industrial Revolution of the 19th century, with a strong history of advanced technology and innovation.

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University of Sheffield

Founded in 1905, the University of Sheffield is consistently ranked among the best 100 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2018).

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University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive UK universities. It is regularly ranked among the top 20 institutions in the UK, and is a Global Top 100 University. Their academic strengths are broad-ranging, encompassing the sciences, engineering, com

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University of South Wales

The University of South Wales was formed in 2013 through a merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport to become one of the largest universities in the UK and the largest in Wales. 

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University of Stirling

The University of Stirling is top in Scotland and third in the UK for university graduate employability among institutions with more than 500 respondents, according to statistics released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

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University of Surrey

Surrey Business School has a reputation for enterprise, cutting-edge thinking, and academically rigorous research, providing world-class business, economic, and management education to students from around the globe. As part of the University of Surrey (ranked 4th in The Guardian Universi

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University of Sussex

The University of Sussex is a leading research-intensive university, currently ranked in the top 20 of all major UK league tables, and is the best university in the world for development studies (QS World Rankings by subject 2017).

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University of Warwick

Located in the heart of England, the University of Warwick is a leading UK university, quickly establishing an international reputation for excellence and is consistently listed in the UK’s Top 10 universities.

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University of York

Founded in 1963 on the principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, the University of York has become one of the world's leading universities, carving out a reputation as an academic powerhouse. 

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