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Chevening in Syria
Chevening in Syria
Applications for 2018/2019 Chevening Scholarships are open between 12:00 BST on 7 August 2017 and 12:00 GMT on 7 November 2017 (both midday UK time).
Chevening is the UK government's global scholarship programme that offers future leaders the unique opportunity to study in the UK. These scholarships are awarded to outstanding professionals from your country and beyond to pursue a one-year master’s degree in any subject at any UK university.
Chevening provides fully-funded scholarships, leaving you free to focus on achieving your professional goals and enjoying the experience of a lifetime. You will live and study in the UK for a year, during which time you will develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.
If you have ambition, leadership potential, and a strong academic background, we encourage you to go to the UK and grow in the UK as a Chevening Scholar.
How to apply
Applications for 2017/2018 Chevening Scholarships are open between 12:00 BST on Monday, 7 August 2017 and 12:00 GMT on Tuesday, 7 November 2017.
Applications for Chevening Scholarships can only be submitted using the Chevening online application system, available through the red 'Apply for scholarship' button above.
Prior to starting your application for a Chevening Scholarship please ensure you have the following ready:
- Essential: Three different UK master's course choices
- Optional: English language test results (if you've already met the requirements)
- Optional: UK master's university offer (if you've already met the requirements)
You can submit your initial application without these optional documents and upload them to your application at any point up to 12 July 2018. Please note that only documents in PDF format can be uploaded and documents cannot be over 5MB in size.
If you are eventually conditionally selected for a Chevening Scholarship, it is essential that you provide evidence that you meet the Chevening English language requirements and that you have at least one offer from an eligible course before 12 July 2018 in order to remain in the process.
Selection updates and timelines
If you apply for a 2018/2019 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.
It is recommended that you read the guidance below to help you submit an eligible application.
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
English language: There are no English language test centres available in this country and 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. 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. 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.
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.