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.

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 […]

Harish on what Chevening can offer Bangladeshis

Harish Lokhun, Chevening’s Programme Officer – International for South Asia, recently visited Bangladesh. He spoke to The Daily Star about what Chevening offers, and why it is so important to UK-Bangledesh relations. Speaking with journalist Mahejabeen Hossain Nidhi, Harish explained the main benefits of the Chevening Scholarships programme: ‘We offer access to a world-class education system in the UK, scholar and […]

FCO and GSK announce Chevening Partnership

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and global healthcare company GSK have announced a new partnership that will enable future leaders in health-related professions to study in the UK under a Chevening/GSK Scholarship. Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing future leaders. Jointly funded by the FCO and GSK, the partnership agreement […]

Macedonian Chevening Alumni Association marks 800 years of Magna Carta

The Macedonian Chevening Alumni Association (MCAA) in cooperation with the British Embassy in Skopje organised the panel discussion Conquering civil liberties: From Magna Carta to Carta Macedonia to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta in Macedonia. The event took place in Skopje on 22 September 2015. The panel aimed to bring closer the relevance of Magna […]

A journey of building confidence to make changes

by Ahmed Maher, Chevening Alumnus, Egypt

Recently, I submitted my dissertation knowing that I have achieved the goal I set out to do before starting my Master’s in Public Administration and Public Policy at the University of York with a Chevening Scholarship. My motivation when I applied to Chevening was to take my education beyond the classroom and make an impact in […]

The power of networking – Part 2

by Adrian Thomas, Chevening Alumnus, Trinidad and Tobago

I remember the phone call like it was yesterday. A voice on the other line said that I had been selected as one of two awardees to represent Trinidad and Tobago as a Chevening Scholar in the UK. The feeling was a tablespoon of excitement, a pint of accomplishment and a pinch of chaos all […]