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.

Embassy in Cairo launches alumni masterclasses

Britain’s 30-year investment in Egypt’s future leaders through the Chevening Scholarship programme has created a remarkable asset of over 1,000 Chevening Alumni in all walks of Egyptian life – political leaders, business leaders, social leaders. Prominent alumni have held roles including that of Minister of Technical Education, Deputy Prime Minister, Stock Exchange Chair, Egyptian Market Authority […]

Beautiful’ Blenheim Palace inspires scholars

Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, was the setting for the latest Best of British event for Chevening Scholars. A group of more than 50 scholars made the trip to Oxfordshire, to look around the historical palace which has been standing for more more than 300 years. Ximena Matus, a Guatemalan scholar who is […]

Chisenga wins outstanding young person award

Chevening Scholar Chisenga Muyoya has become the first Zambian to receive the JCI Outstanding Young Person of the Year award. Chisenga, who studies MSc Practising Sustainable Development at Royal Holloway, University of London, was invited to Japan alongside nine other individuals to collect her award. JCI is a nonprofit organisation for young, active citizens aged […]

Chevening partners with the British Library to launch two new fellowships

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has partnered with the British Library to offer two new fellowships to professionals from Africa and South Asia. Applications are now open for the Chevening/British Library Professional Fellowships, which are tenable from 2016/2017 and are jointly funded by the FCO and the British Library. Recipients of the fellowships will […]

My personal experience as a Chevening Fellow

by Abid Sardar, Chevening Alumnus, Pakistan

I was selected for Chevening’s South Asia Journalism Programme (SAJP) in 2012 .This was a short Chevening course, tailor made for South Asian journalists. 14 journalists were selected from Pakistan and India. The two months of this programme were enriched with events and opportunities to experience UK life, showcasing its diversity. We spent a couple […]

Application record broken once again

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 […]

Scholars volunteer with Oxfam

More than £4,000 worth of clothing can now be sold by Oxfam thanks to a group of Chevening Scholars. The group visited the Oxfam Southern Logistics Centre, to assist with uploading items of clothing to the Oxfam website. Clothing, which arrives in bulk on a daily basis, needed to be sorted, photographed, labelled and finally […]

UK events: November

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Another month, another lot of interesting things to see and do across the UK. We’ve put together a shortlist which might take your fancy, so have a look, and remember to share you photos on social media using #Chevening and #IamChevening. Lord Mayor’s Show, London 2 November 2015 The Lord Mayor’s Show has floated, trotted, marched […]

In the spotlight: Norwich

by Programme team – UK, Chevening Secretariat

Each year we run a spotlight series, highlighting places around the UK that our programme team think you should explore. First up this year is James Goldsmith, who gives you the lowdown on the city of Norwich. The perfect place to escape the bustle of the big city, Norwich is an oasis of calm nestled […]

Scholars welcomed to the UK at Chevening’s biggest event yet

1,800 Chevening Scholars were officially welcomed to the UK at an inspirational welcome event hosted by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) at ExCeL London.  The Orientation Day, the largest event in the Chevening calendar, is an opportunity for all scholars to meet each other for the first time and to start building networks that […]