Chevening in Syria

Chevening in Syria

Chevening Scholarships in Syria 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 from Syria can choose any course of study, but we particularly welcome applications in the following fields:

  • Conflict resolution
  • Democracy
  • Economic development
  • Good governance
  • Human rights
  • Institution building
  • Law
  • Media
  • Peace studies
  • Reconstruction

 

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

 

How to apply

Applications for 2016/2017 Chevening Scholarships are closed. The next application cycle will open in August 2016.


 

If you applied for a 2016/2017 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:

What is included?

  • university tuition fees (please note that there is a fee cap applied to MBA programmes which requires applicants to cover any additional cost over £18,000)
  • a monthly stipend
  • travel costs to and from the UK
  • an arrival allowance
  • a homeward departure allowance
  • a thesis grant
  • a grant for study materials
  • a study travel allowance
  • the cost of one visa application
  • a travel grant to attend Chevening events in the UK

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

UK visa: There are no UK visa processing centres available in Syria so if your application is successful you may 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 Syria so if your application is successful you may 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.

English language: There are no English language test centres available in Syria so applicants may 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.

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

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
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Chevening Scholar Yaman Islim was born in Syria and came to Durham University this year to start an MSc in Finance and Investment. He’s already completed an Economics degree at Aleppo University in 2012, and an MBA in Istanbul, and hopes that his degree will help him build a better Syria. Read more
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Global news

We are delighted to announce that Chevening Scholar, Yasir Mehdi, was the recipient of a 2016 ‘Enriching Student Life Award’. Commonly known as ELSAs they are awarded by Cardiff University Student Union (CUSU) to acknowledge the students and staff who have contributed to enriching the university campus. Yasir was one of four students shortlisted for his particular category. Read more
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The Chevening Workshop series continued, as 19 scholars took part in an exclusive media training workshop using the world class facilities at the University of Salford.  Read more
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Chevening Scholars were treated to a once in a lifetime opportunity to play cricket at the England National Cricket Performance Centre, based at Loughborough University. Read more
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Chevening Fellows from six different fellowship programmes were invited to a special evening of networking at the second annual Chevening Fellowships Dinner which took place at the House of Commons and was hosted by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Read more
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