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.

Namibian alumna explores aspects of Chevening life in photography exhibition

To celebrate the opening of the 2016/2017 Chevening applications in Namibia, the British High Commission held a Chevening exhibition by alumna Marita van Rooyen, celebrating the healthy bilateral ties between Namibia and the UK. Sponsored by the Chevening Secretariat through CAPF and Novel Motors Company, the exhibition was open between 28 July and 11 August […]

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 […]

Malaysian Alumnus joins the St Gallen Symposium as a Young Leader of Tomorrow

Woon King Chai, a Chevening Alumnus from 2012/2013, was invited as one of 200 young Leaders of Tomorrow to join over 600 senior business and country leaders from around the world at the 45th St Gallen Symposium in Switzerland. The global symposium aims to provide a setting for relevant debates between young leaders and today’s business […]

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 […]

Life after Chevening – about success and taiji

by Teh Chi-Chang, Chevening Alumnus, Malaysia

If you measure success by the usual corporate trappings, my career is in the doldrums.  It wasn’t always so. Following my Chevening Scholarship in 2001/2002, I scaled the corporate heights, culminating in the lofty position of Director of Equity Investment Research at a (then) major global investment bank overseeing a multi-million Ringgit (it was worth […]

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, […]

2014/2015 Scholars say goodbye to Chevening

This year, over 550 scholars and representatives from 20 Chevening key partners gathered at the iconic Alexandra Palace to celebrate the end of the 2014/2015 Chevening year and say goodbye. Senior Alumni Relations Officer, Aba Quartey, spoke about the vast array of opportunities available to Chevening alumni and encouraged all scholars to be a part of […]

African scholars invited to shape UK’s engagement with Africa

Nearly 40 Chevening Scholars participated in roundtable discussions with staff at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in order to strengthen mutual understanding of the UK’s engagement with Africa, and the continent’s future prospects. The event was a clear demonstration of the bilateral value Chevening can bring to scholars, their home countries, and the FCO by […]

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office launch the Pacific Alliance Chevening Scholarships

On 22 June, the Rt Hon Hugo Swire, Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office presided at an event that brought together 40 scholars from Mexico, Colombia, Chile, and Peru and the ambassadors of those countries to mark the launch of a new set of Chevening Scholarships for 2015/2016 – the FCO Pacific Alliance Chevening […]

Exclusive interview with award-winning filmmaker Zhao Qi

Known for exploring cultural themes in contemporary China, Zhao Qi is a Sundance and Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker based in Beijing. He also worked as an executive director and commissioning editor in China Central Television for 19 years. Qi has produced over 800 documentaries covering culture, history, politics, and the environment, including: Last Train Home (2011 Emmy Awards) […]