August 13, 2020

UK Government Scholarship (Chevening Scholarship Program)

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UK Government Scholarship or The Chevening Scholarships programme started in 1984. It was originally called the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Scholarships and Awards Scheme. A few years later the name was changed to Chevening – after Chevening House in the Sevenoaks District of Kent, which is currently the joint official residence of the Foreign Secretary and the Deputy Prime Minister.
UK Government Scholarship/Chevening Scholarships are for talented people who have been identified as potential future leaders across a wide range of fields including politics, business, the media, civil society, religion and academia. Most scholars undertake a one year master’s degree.

In the current academic year there are over 500 Chevening scholars at universities across the UK. The UK Government Scholarship programme is mainly funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, with some contributions from Higher Education Institutions and other partners in the UK. Our Embassies and High Commissions also have partnership agreements with a wide range of overseas sponsors including governmental and private sector bodies. The programme is managed in UK and overseas by the British Council through a Service Level Agreement.

Chevening Scholarships are for high calibre graduates with the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership. Applicants should be:

* Motivated to make a career that will take them to positions of leadership in their own country within ten years of their scholarship
* Able to use their studies and experience in the UK to benefit themselves, their countries and the UK
* Natural influencers and talented communicators, with energy and ambition
* People who value networking and who can demonstrate the value of networks to their studies, and to bringing about change on a global level
* Intelligent, with demonstrable academic potential
* Strong characters with integrity, drive, and the ability to self manage and work independently

Applicants of UK government scholarship must:

* Have good English language skills with and should check what IELTS score or equivalent is required for admission to postgraduate courses
* Meet the academic requirements for their courses of study

Applicants cannot be:

* A UK or EU national.
* An employee of the FCO (including British Embassies and High Commissions), the British Council, a co-sponsor or sponsoring UK university, or their relatives, or former employee who left such employment within the past two years.
* People who have already received financial benefit from an HMG-funded award.

Learn more about UK government scholarship at Official scholarship website


  1. Aphrodis NDABANANIYE says

    I AM graduate in Geography.

  2. Tandoh Collins says

    Iam greatful for hearing such a I involve myself since Iam from Ghana with a high school certificate.

  3. EBEK JIMMY says

    Am so delighted to get such messege on net ,but I am a Ugandan and how will I Get the award

  4. Hello, Am an IT graduate willing to pursue my masters, where can i get more info and appication procedure ? Any one help me with this.

  5. Am from Uganda

  6. I am a highly committed, determining and visionary leader with well experienced and skillful qualifications from South Sudan.

    Hence, I have a zeal to pursue my Postgraduate Degree in Leadership…
    Please help… I am desperately searching for scholarship.
    How can you connect me !!!
    Please help me go through…

    Abraham Bol Tor

  7. am a Ugandan 20 years, am I eligible?

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