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.

South Asian and Afghan Scholars invited to discuss key issues in their region

In a culmination to a series of scholar engagement events that have taken place across the 2014/2015 cycle, the South Asia Afghanistan Directorate (SAAD) at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) hosted a farewell afternoon tea for the South Asian and Afghan Scholars. Around 20 of them participated in roundtable discussions giving scholars from Pakistan, India, Nepal, […]

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El Cubano de la uni’

by Carlos Rangel Irola, Chevening Alumnus, Cuba

Don’t expect this story to tell you about the wonderful history and traditions of the UK; books and magazine can do that better than me! This is just my account of what it is like to study in Essex University and what to expect from it. Worried about accommodation? Education? Other stuff? Here are some facts to keep […]

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Levantine Scholars discuss foreign policy with the FCO

In an effort to strengthen mutual understanding of the UK’s engagement with the Near East, ten Chevening Scholars participated in a roundtable discussion with staff at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). As future leaders, Chevening Scholars are well placed to understand the particular challenges and opportunities in their particular countries and regions and were […]

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UK events – Autumn 2015

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

There are always a number of fun events running throughout the UK for you to enjoy, whatever your interests. Many of these events are free, whilst others may have a small charge. Here are a few that you may like to attend whilst you are settling into the UK to make the most of your […]

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Tariq to get a taste of diplomatic life

Tariq Taha, a Chevening Scholar based at Oxford Brookes University, has been selected to take part as a delegate in the Young Diplomats Forum organised by the Global Diplomatic Forum in London. Tariq will be part of the Jordanian delegation when the event takes place in September, with the ambassador of Jordan, H.E. Mazen Homoud, expected to be present. The […]

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Scholars climb Mount Snowdon

On Friday 31 July, Bangor University hosted a group of 20 Chevening Scholars on our first overnight event; a weekend of culture and outdoor activities in one of the most stunning and dramatic parts of the UK. The group learned about the history and culture of Wales before visiting the beautiful Penrhyn Castle and trying the […]

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Applications for Chevening Scholarships are 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 2016/2017 Chevening Scholarships via www.chevening.org/apply from 3 August until 3 November 2015. Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with strong academic backgrounds who also have demonstrable leadership potential. The scholarship […]

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Five reasons to apply for a Chevening Scholarship

by Mariana Fulgueiras, Chevening Alumna, Peru

Thanks to this generous programme I had the opportunity to study a Master’s in Urban Development Planning at University College London during 2011/2012. I will now share the top five highlights – of a much longer list – that made my academic and personal trip an amazing experience. Diversity Of people, ways of thinking, language, […]

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