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.

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 www.chevening.org/apply from 8 August until 8 November 2016. Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong […]

Help choose the world’s future leaders

Do you want to be involved in the selection of the world’s future leaders? If so, we are currently recruiting for the 2017/2018 Chevening Reading Committees. Reading committees play a vital role in the selection of Chevening Scholars and Fellows. Each committee is comprised of a regional assessor and an academic assessor, who assess applications from one […]

Whitby steam train adventure

by Monica Ibrahim, Social Media Ambassador

I rush through the empty streets of London on my way to King’s Cross station, battling sleep at 6am, in order to catch the earliest train to York. Google Maps says Yorkshire is in north-east England so I take a thicker jacket, following a mental rule I have set for myself: “the further north, the colder”. […]

Pan-Asian conference inspires launch of alumni network in Japan

The first ever Japan Chevening Alumni Network (JCAN) event took place on 26 April 2016 in Tokyo. Over 30 alumni gathered at Watahan Ginza Gallery for an evening of professional networking, dialogue, and discovery. Julia Longbottom, Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Tokyo, was guest of honour in acknowledgement of the support the British […]

Scholars welcomed into alumni network at largest ever Farewell event

1,800 Chevening Scholars gathered at London’s iconic Alexandra Palace on Monday, 11 July to celebrate a successful year as part of the programme. It was a chance for scholars to say goodbye to one another, commemorate a year of study and cultural activities in the UK, and also to open up new opportunities as the […]

Discussing the impact of the UK charity sector: the Chevening Lecture Series

by Meet our Cheveners,

Chevening Scholars heard from three experts, including two Chevening Alumnae, on the work of charities in the UK as part of the Chevening Lecture Series on 27 June.  Mark Goldring, Chief Executive of Oxfam GB; Haifa Ungapen, Child Rights Programme Manager at World Vision; and Aneeta Williams, Head of Programme Quality at War Child UK all spoke and took questions at the Blavatnik […]

Britain and Nepal – 200 years of friendship

‘Old friends, like old wine are the best’ A saying repeated in different ways by different people over the years. On 18 May 2016, the British Ambassador to Nepal Richard Morris hosted the Bicentenary Chevening Reception at his residence in Kathmandu to celebrate the educational and academic ties between Britain and Nepal, raising a glass […]

Finding home in Northern Ireland

by Sherika Whitelocke-Ballingsingh, Social Media Ambassador

In collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University, Chevening’s ‘Best of British presents…’ series took 44 scholars on a two-day tour of Northern Ireland’s politics, culture and sights. Social Media Ambassador Sherika Whitelocke-Ballingsingh tells us about the experience. On day one, scholars excitedly gathered at Northern Ireland’s Parliament Buildings, also known as Stormont, which houses […]

Behind the scenes at the EU: A ‘day in the life’ of Gosia Pearson

by Gosia Pearson, Chevening Alumna, Poland

Chevening Alumna Gosia Pearson is a Policy Advisor at the European Commission, working within the Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection. With the UK making a historic vote on its place within the European Union (EU), we share the perspective of a civil servant at its heart. I have been interested in the European […]

City in the spotlight: Brighton

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

For this month’s ‘in the spotlight’, Programme Manager Louise has taken the time to chat about her hometown – Brighton. A place filled with vibrant colour and beautiful coastlines, she can’t recommend it highly enough. Why not go and visit to see what all the fuss is about? Chevening: Hi Louise. Thanks for taking the […]