About Chevening

Chevening Scholars at Orientation 2016

Chevening is the UK government’s international awards programme aimed at developing global leaders since 1983. The 2018/2019 academic year marks its 35th anniversary.

Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British embassies and high Commissions throughout the world.

Chevening offers 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.

Our impact report provides a snapshot into some of the inspirational stories of what Chevening Awardees have been able to achieve and the difference they have made.



Chevening's objectives

Chevening Awards are an important element in Britain’s public diplomacy effort and bring professionals, who have already displayed outstanding leadership talents, to study in the UK. The objective of Chevening is to support foreign policy priorities and achieve FCO objectives by creating lasting positive relationships with future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers.



The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has a worldwide network of embassies and consulates, employing over 14,000 people in nearly 270 diplomatic offices. It works with international organisations to promote British interests and global security, including the EU, NATO, the United Nations, the UN Security Council, and the Commonwealth.



The Chevening Secretariat

Chevening Secretariat - Orientation 2018

Find out more about Chevening Secretariat staff. 



Privacy notice

In order to manage the programme effectively, we collect and use information of individuals. Our privacy notice sets out how and why we use your personal information.