For the second year in a row, the number of scholarship applications received by Chevening has broken the previous record.

More than 40,000 applications have been received this year, from more than 160 countries and territories.

The sharp rise in applications also coincides with an increase in the number of scholarships supported by partners in 2015; 404, compared to 226 in 2014.

With all applications received, the Secretariat, liasing with British Embassies and High Commissions from across the globe, will begin the long process of assessing the applications, before welcoming the chosen few at the start of the 2016/2017 academic year.

Michael Scott-Kline, Director of Chevening Secretariat, was extremely happy with the volume of applications received. 

‘I’m delighted that a record number have applied to study at our world-renowned academic institutions via the Chevening Programme. With an enormous amount of talent to choose from, our 2016/2017 cohort is certain to be our most diverse and impressive yet.’