Chevening in Syria

Chevening in Syria

Applications for 2017/2018 Chevening Scholarships are now closed.

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. Applications for 2018/2019 scholarships will open in August 2017.

SEARCHING FOR FELLOWSHIPS? There are also fellowships available in Syria. Find out more about Chevening Fellowships in Syria. 

 

How to apply

Applications for 2017/2018 Chevening Scholarships are closed. The next application cycle will open in August 2017.


 

If you applied 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.

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:

  • Upload any remaining required documents from Friday, 11 November 2016. 

  • Progress your university applications. You must have an unconditional offer from one of the three courses selected on your application form by 13 July 2017.

  • Make sure you meet the Chevening English language requirement by 13 July 2017. 

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

English language: There are no English language test centres available in this country, so applicants will be required to travel to an alternative country to take a test. We strongly encourage you to book your test as soon as possible. Please see our English language page for further details on the test providers accepted by Chevening. Applicants will be expected to meet all costs associated with travelling to an alternative country, however should your application be successful you may be eligible for a discretionary reimbursement of some travel costs. You will receive further information on what reimbursements are available to you should you be selected for a Chevening Scholarship.

UK visa: There are no UK visa processing centres available in this country, so if your application is successful you will be required to travel to an alternative country to apply for your UK visa. Applicants will be expected to meet all costs associated with travelling to an alternative country, however scholars may be eligible for a discretionary reimbursement of some travel costs. You will receive further information on what reimbursements are available to you should you be selected for a Chevening Scholarship.

TB tests: There are no TB testing facilities available in this country, so if your application is successful you will be required to travel to an alternative country to take a test. Applicants will be expected to meet all costs associated with travelling to an alternative country, however scholars may be eligible for a discretionary reimbursement of some travel costs. You will receive further information on what reimbursements are available to you should you be selected for a Chevening Scholarship.

For further guidance on applying from Syria, please see some of the frequently asked questions that may affect the application process in your country.

For scholars from Syria, 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

BBC microphone
Ten Chevening Alumni have been selected to do placements in different departments of the BBC World Service, a highly respected British institution, over a period of four months. They have been sharing their stories and experiences from their placements through our new online mini-series - #MyCheveningJourno! Our intern journalists have been documenting their time working at the World Service as a way of demonstrating the fantastic opportunities that are available to Chevening Scholars and Alumni - as well as showing the reach, breadth, importance and diversity of the work that the BBCWS does. Read more
CU EG GM GH HK MW PH SY TH
The British Consulate in Istanbul recently hosted the second Chevening regional conference entitled Syria and its impact on the region: 5 years into the conflict. Read more
Conference, Conflict, Bright Ideas, Alumni reunion
SY

Global news

On 22 November, the Macedonian Chevening Alumni Association (MCAA) held an event titled ‘Memorising or creatively (co)constructing knowledge? Chevening scholars’ Macedonian and UK educational experiences’. Read more
alumni association, Education
MK GB
One of the best things about Christmas in Britain is our bustling Christmas markets, where wooden chalets adorn the streets and hot chocolates are the order of the day. Here we've rounded up five of Britain's best Christmas markets, perfect for getting in the festive spirit this winter.   Edinburgh (20 November - 4 January) Read more
Christmas markets, holidays, festivities, winter
GB
New Chevening Scholars
1,900 Chevening Scholars were officially welcomed to the UK at an inspirational welcome event hosted by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) at ExCeL London. Chevening Orientation, the largest event in the Chevening calendar, is an opportunity for all scholars to meet each other for the first time and to start building networks that will last throughout their lives.  Read more
Orientation 2016, #IAmChevening, #MyCheveningJourney, FCO, Boris Johnson
GB
As part of its global scholarship scheme, Chevening has joined with the N8 Research Partnership to provide expanded opportunities for Chinese scholars to study in the north of England. The N8 Research Partnership is a consortium of universities, which aims to maximise impact, promote collaboration, establish innovative research capabilities and programmes, and drive economic growth. Read more
N8 Research Partnership, China, north of England
CN GB