News and blogs

The Chevening community extends to all corners of the globe. Here is the latest news on what is going on in the Chevening network, and blogs from members of our community.

Friends of Chevening gather to celebrate 35 years

Chevening Scholars, Alumni, and Partners came together at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Thursday, 11 October to celebrate the launch of Chevening’s 35th anniversary celebrations, and the publication of an impact report, showcasing the extraordinary achievements of the programme since 1983. Evolution In his speech, the Rt Hon Mark Field MP, Minister of State, […]

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Cheveners make plans for regional cooperation in Skopje

On 6 October 2018, the Macedonian Chevening Alumni Association (MCAA) hosted a roundtable to discuss the future of the Western Balkans in light of the fifth Western Balkans Summit, which was held in London in July 2018. Chevening Alumni from across the region were in attendance, with guests travelling from Albania, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, […]

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Standard Chartered Foundation Chevening Fintech Scholarship launches

The British Consulate General in Hong Kong and the Standard Chartered Hong Kong 150th Anniversary Community Foundation have signed a one-year agreement to offer Chevening Scholarships in Hong Kong. Scholarships are for students intending to study financial technology-related subjects at any university in the UK. The Foundation will sponsor two Hong Kong nationals for the 2019/2020 […]

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Applications for 2019/2020 Chevening Awards open

This is an old article. Please note that if you are looking for Chevening Awards to study in the UK in 2020/2021, you should read this new article. Update: Applications for most Chevening Scholarships and some Chevening Fellowships are now open until 12:00 GMT on Thursday, 8 November 2018. This is a 48-hour extension to […]

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Global Alumni network hits 50,000 at Farewell

Chevening marked a special moment in its history at the 2018 Farewell event as the global network of Chevening Alumni reached 50,000. 1,649 departing Chevening Scholars came together to celebrate a year as part of the programme on Wednesday, 4 July at London’s iconic Alexandra Palace. Although Farewell 2018 marks the end of the year for […]

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How one Chevening Alumna is bringing queer pride to her village

Chevening class of 2016 Alumna Katlego Kai Kolanyane-Kesupile studied a Masters in Human Rights, Culture and Social Justice at Goldsmiths, University of London before returning to her native Botswana where she continues to advocate for LGBT+. Titled, ‘How I’m bringing queer pride to my rural village’, she recently gave a talk through TedGlobal where she […]

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Chevening Alumni in Afghanistan launch official network

In Kabul, celebrations were in order at the start of May as Cheveners gathered to celebrate the launch of their new Chevening Alumni network. After many years of meeting together informally, the Afghanistan Chevening Alumni Network (known as Afghanistan-CAN) has now been established and registered with the government of Afghanistan. Deputy Ambassador James Squire officially […]

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Chevening Alumni India fight for gender equality

Chevening Alumni India (CAI) have been running a series of events focused on tackling sexism. We caught up with Deepti Ameta, a member of CAI, to find out more.   Why did Chevening Alumni India decide to run events about gender equality? Chevening Alumni India (CAI) was formed in 2015 with an objective of bringing […]

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Scholar volunteers break Chevening records

Chevening Scholars contributed 5,000 hours of volunteering to communities and causes across the UK in 2017/2018, sailing past last year’s total of 3,000 hours. More than 200 scholars from 61 universities contributed to this total, giving their time to over 300 organisations around the country. The total represents a 66% increase on the hours contributed […]

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