Chevening in Australia

Chevening in Australia

Chevening Scholarships in Australia are awarded to outstanding students who demonstrate the potential to become leaders, decision makers, and opinion-formers, to pursue postgraduate study at universities in the United Kingdom, including the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. The scholarship programme provides a unique opportunity to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK. A Chevening Scholarship offers the opportunity to become part of the highly regarded and influential Chevening global network.

How to apply

Chevening Awards in Australia are in partnership with the Aurora Education Foundation on the funding of the Charlie Perkins Scholarships and the Roberta Sykes Scholarships. Applications should be made through the Charlie Perkins website or the Roberta Sykes website.

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.

Alumni spotlight

Roger Wilkins AO

Former President of the Financial Action Taskforce (FATF), Australia

Now retired from the public sector after a long and distinguished career as a senior public official, Roger Wilkins was a recipient of a Chevening Scholarship to study Law at the University of Oxfo

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Local news

Yes, it’s true that daylight hours in the UK can vary greatly based on location as well as time of year. They can lead to summer sunrises of 4am and winter sunsets of just after 3pm. One major advantage to this is, of course, the wonderful sunrises and sunsets that can be seen all across the UK. It’s always quite unusual for our scholars when they witness their first 22:00 sunset but it does also make for great pictures and memories.   Read more
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Global news

Chevening Alumnus Mamunur Rahman is a social entrepreneur who is working towards creating employment for women, tackling stigmas around women’s health, and ending period poverty in Bangladesh. He studied an MA in Gender and Development at the University of Sussex in 2006. Read more
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Harnessing Chevening networks to tackle climate change, promote economic prosperity, and protect media freedom. It seemed no regional or global challenge was beyond the ambitions of the dynamic Chevening Alumni who gathered in Warsaw in May to discuss the future of Europe, and an agenda for strengthening networks in a rapidly changing world. Read more
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UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt at World Press Freedom Day celebrations in Ethiopia
Sixty media professionals from across Africa will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills, and networks as part of a new Chevening Fellowship programme announced by UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.The Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship will focus on promoting and protecting media freedom, and forms part of a global effort led by the UK and Canada to improve the safety of journalists. Read more
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Scholars were urged to aid the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s media freedom campaign at the sixth annual Chevening Conference hosted at the University of Manchester on Friday, 12 April. Read more
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