London welcomed the world as scholars from 141 countries and territories arrived at the ExCeL centre to begin an exciting year studying in the UK on Saturday, 12 October.
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Since 1983, Chevening has brought over 50,000 exceptional professionals from around the world to study in the UK through scholarships and fellowships funded by the UK government. This unique opportunity has helped to elevate careers, transform communities, shift and deepen perspectives, and build intercontinental bridges.Watch our new video
Experimental project Crossing Divides is like a heart pumping the idea of social cohesion across the BBC. Chevening Alumna Katya Provornaya spent a few weeks working on it and shares her experience.
In an evening titled 'The Laboratory', Chevening Alumni were encouraged to pitch their innovative ideas for creating impact in 2020. One idea, was voted by the audience as the one they'd most like to see implemented. Read more to learn what it was.
Applications for Chevening Scholarships are now closed until August 2020. Some Chevening Fellowships are now open. Find out which awards are available to you, and apply!
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Chevening Alumni are chosen for their leadership potential so it is no surprise that many of them have gone on to rise to senior positions in government and public service. (Pictured: Bogolo Kenewendo, Minister of Investment, Trade & Industry, Government of Botswana)
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Cheveners are at the forefront of scientific research and technological development around the world, tackling issues ranging from climate change and sustainable living, to cutting edge-financial technology. (Pictured: Rajamanohar Somasundaram, CEO at Aquaconnect)
6,467Chevening Scholars have taken thousands of hours out of their intense academic schedules to volunteer for organisations in the UK in 2018/2019.
160+Chevening brings together leaders from 160+ countries and territories, creating networks, friendships, and shared memories and missions that span the world.
17Chevening’s 50,000-strong alumni network includes 17 current or former heads of state or government. Chevening Alumni excel in a variety of fields outside of politics too.
Because of our partners, the lives of some of the most inspiring future leaders have been transformed. Chevening is about education, but also about so much more. It opens up opportunities for personal and professional growth that are out of reach to most people and enables them to fulfil their potential, irrespective of their background.
Chevening Awards are highly competitive, and to be selected for an award is a mark of potential and of prestige. When Cheveners return home at the end of their studies, the new knowledge, networks, qualifications, and confidence they bring back with them should mean they are an even greater asset to any organisation.
Completing your award is not the end of your Chevening journey, it’s only the end of the beginning. As you progress along new paths with a new perspective and purpose, there are many ways to stay connected with and give back to Chevening, the UK, and the global community.