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.

Chevening/Gurukul Fellows to contribute to positive India-UK relations

This month, twelve Chevening/Gurukul Fellows will begin the twelve-week leadership course hosted by the India Institute at King’s College London. The programme, which runs annually, is aimed at mid-career professionals who demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities and have already achieved a position of influence in their home countries. Over the next three months, the fellows will […]

Growing the network in Guatemala

Guatemala, unlike its neighbour Mexico, is small for Chevening with a total alumni community of less than 50 people. However, size does not determine passion or action. Since 2016, the British Embassy in Guatemala City have been working with alumni to establish a formal Chevening Alumni Association. With an enthusiastic Chevening Officer encouraging participation and a […]

Chevening soars in Azerbaijan

On 25 August 2016, 66 guests gathered at the British embassy in Baku to witness the establishment of the Chevening Alumni Association Azerbaijan (CAAA). Guests were from many sectors of society including journalists, university academics, and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Narmin Rahimli, Chevening Alumna (2014) and new president of the association, led the initiative […]

Cheveners in Cameroon pay it forward

The Chevening application process can seem overwhelming for anyone who is doing it for the first time. The British High Commission in Yaoundé, Cameroon have been harnessing the power of the network to help applicants navigate the process. In a new initiative at the high commission, both alumni and current scholars were asked to each coach […]

African scholars awarded Chevening/GSK Scholarships

Five scholars from three west African countries have been selected for Chevening/GSK Scholarships. Eric Besong, Tim Fabrice Tientcheu (both Cameroon), Urban Akagwire (Ghana), Chinedu Chikwendu, and Chigbo Chikwendu (both Nigeria) were selected for these awards. They will undertake healthcare-related subjects at universities in Edinburgh, Nottingham, and London. GSK is one of the world’s leading research-based […]

Chevener gets a buzz from volunteering: scholar interview

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Many Chevening Scholars take the opportunity to contribute to their community and this year the class of 2015 clocked up a fantastic 2,500 hours of volunteering alongside their studies. On 2 June 2016, 27 of our current Chevening Scholars gathered in the Map Room at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London to be recognised […]

UK events – September 2016

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Just arrived and eager to start exploring your new home? There are always a number of fun events running throughout the UK for everybody to enjoy, whatever your interests. These events can be free whilst others may have a small charge. Here are a few that you may like to attend whilst you are settling into […]

Scholars conquer Mount Snowdon

On Friday, 12 August and Saturday, 13 August, Bangor University hosted a group of 44 Chevening Scholars for Chevening’s second overnight event in Wales. Scholars enjoyed a weekend of culture and outdoor activities in an area of stunning natural beauty in the UK. The group learned about the history and culture of Wales from experts at Bangor University. They […]

My experience in the United Kingdom as a Chevening Scholar

by Oscar Kimanuka, Executive Chairman and Managing Director Afri Reliance Holdings Limited

I must say from the outset that the Chevening Scholarship programme continues to provide the opportunity for developing countries, and Africa in particular, to close the educational gaps and remove the enormous disparities in educational access, inclusion, and achievement. And it is more relevant for a country like Rwanda that twenty two years ago experienced […]

Applications for 2017/2018 scholarships open

For information about the new round of Chevening applications to study in the UK in 2019/2020, please read this.  The Chevening Secretariat is accepting applications for 2017/2018 Chevening Scholarships and some Chevening Fellowships via from 8 August until 8 November 2016. Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong […]