Scholar Events Competition

The Scholar Events Competition is your opportunity to organise and hold your own event for your fellow Chevening Scholars.

Your social event, funded by the Secretariat, will be a chance for scholars to get together, network and explore the UK. If you would like to enhance your organisational skills whilst having fun this is the platform to do it!

(Applications for the final round of the Scholar Events Competition in 2016/2017 will open on Monday, 19 June, closing on Friday, 7 July.)

Your event could be a cultural, sporting or social activity such as a museum visit, a trip to the theatre, a sports tournament or a visit to a place of natural beauty.

Previously scholars have visited Cadbury’s World, improved their culinary skills at a cookery school, tried punting in Cambridge (see the example below), taken a tour of the Houses of Parliament and had football training at St George’s Park, the English Football Association's national football centre in Staffordshire.

The Competition is your chance to connect with other Chevening Scholars and help make your fellow scholars’ year in the UK even more memorable. 

Scholars go punting in Cambridge

Funding is offered on a competitive basis across three competition rounds throughout the year. It can be used to cover the event essentials such as entrance fees, catering or venue hire. It cannot be used to cover scholar travel costs, as this should be met by scholars’ Chevening stipend and/or their events travel top-up allowance. Cost-effective applications are viewed favourably.

Terms and conditions for entering the Scholar Events Competition can be found here and you can view a sample application for the Scholar Events Competition here.

Applications for the final round of the Scholar Events Competition in 2016/2017 will open on Monday, 19 June, with the deadline for submissions on Friday, 7 July at 11:00.