Scholar Events Competition


The Scholar Events Competition is your chance to organise an event for your fellow scholars – funded by Chevening.

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. It’s entirely up to you!


Why apply to the Scholar Events Competition?

  • Events are fully funded by the Chevening Secretariat
  • It’s your choice – where in the UK do you want to go, and what do you want to do?
  • Flexible timing – you can hold your event on a weekend!
  • Further develop your leadership abilities
  • It’s a chance to network with scholars from across the UK


What events have past winners have organised?

Want to know more? Hear what past winners have to say:

‘Do some research and apply for it! Despite the busy schedule you’ll find the time and support that you need. If required, don’t hesitate to contact Chevening Scholars in any city; you’ll get a very positive response.’ - Muhammad Asim Zeb (University of Leeds, 2016)

‘I challenged myself on this competition. I won, and I did/completed it well. Now I have more confidence in myself.’ - Mitchell Naibaho (University of Liverpool, 2016)


What are the key dates?

  • First round: Applications open from Thursday, 1 November 2018 to Friday, 30 November 2018
  • Second round: Applications open Thursday, 3 January 2019 to Thursday, 31 January 2019
  • Third round: Applications open Friday 1 March 2019 to Friday, 29 March 2019 

What else do I need to know?

Applications for the first round of the Scholar Events Competition in 2018/2019 will open on 2 November 2018.

  • Terms and conditions for entering the Scholar Events Competition can be found here
  • You can view a sample application for the Scholar Events Competition here.
  • Don't forget to check the Secretariat's events calendar to make sure your event is different to those that we already have planned.


Apply here