Chevening Scholars

Chevening Scholars

Chevening Scholarships are an important element of Britain’s public diplomacy effort and bring professionals, who have already displayed outstanding leadership talents, to study in the UK. The objective of Chevening is to support foreign policy priorities and achieve FCO objectives by creating lasting positive relationships with future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers.

As a Chevening Scholar, there is a lot of information to take in regarding your award as well as living in the UK. This section of the website will keep you up to date with travel information, policy, news, and events, as well as other opportunities available to you through Chevening.

Latest news

‘With kindness, we will change the leadership landscape,’ said Pinky Lilani CBE (Founder, Women of the Future Programme), kicking off the 2018 Women of the Future Summit in London with a call to action. Twenty five Chevening Scholars were privileged to attend this dynamic event, which aims to connect, inspire, and support the next generation of women in leadership. On the theme of ‘Harnessing the Power of Trust,’ 350 delegates from 44 countries were invited to reflect on the changing nature of trust, and discuss what this means for future models of leadership. Read more
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Chevening marked a special moment in its history at the 2018 Farewell event as the global network of Chevening Alumni reached 50,000. 1,649 departing Chevening Scholars came together to celebrate a year as part of the programme on Wednesday, 4 July at London’s iconic Alexandra Palace. Read more
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Chevening Scholars contributed 5,000 hours of volunteering to communities and causes across the UK in 2017/2018, sailing past last year’s total of 3,000 hours. More than 200 scholars from 61 universities contributed to this total, giving their time to over 300 organisations around the country. The total represents a 66% increase on the hours contributed in 2016/2017, and a 525% increase on the 800 hours recorded by scholars in 2015/2016. Read more
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Chevening’s first ever LGBT-themed event saw scholars learn about the story of London’s LGBT community through an historical walking tour of the city, organised by LSE scholar John Shen. The event was organised as part of Chevening’s scholar events competition, which gives scholars a chance to pitch to organise an event for their fellow scholars. The winning event is then selected and funded by the Secretariat. Read more
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Upcoming events

Dec
19
Details of this event are to be confirmed. Read more
Aylesbury
Jan
28
Join us for our 'Best of British Presents' series, exploring the culture, history, and politics of the UK's constituent nations. Read more
Glasgow
Jan
29
This introductory workshop will enable you to learn about the benefits of using mindfulness as a tool for stress and anxiety management, as well as a way to manage your time and reduce proc Read more
University of York
Feb
1
'Blag’ your way around Sheffield, collecting much-needed items for the Archer Project, a charity which helps homeless and vulnerable people in the local area. Read more
Sheffield