The British Chevening Scholarships, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), are prestigious scholarships that enable young students from abroad to pursue postgraduate studies in the United Kingdom. These scholarships are offered by the British Government in more than 150 countries, so that talented graduates and young professionals may become acquainted with the UK and gain new expertise for the benefit of their own countries.
Deadline: Dates vary by country; most are in the fall of the year preceding matriculation. Check the Chevening Scholarships site for specifics.
Eligibility and Qualifications
Specifics vary by country of citizenship. Many state “Young professional in their early to mid career. Minimum of 2-years relevant work experience. Mainly employees of the Public Sector.” and are therefore more appropriate for alumni than for current students.
Eligible countries are:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Overseas Territories, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, DR Congo, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Lesotho, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Southern Sudan, Sri Lanka, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & Grenadines, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Please consult the country listings for all specifics. In all cases, this scholarship seeks to fund those acquiring specific skills to take back to serve their country of citizenship.
Dr. Wallace Genser
Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships
The ARCH, 3601 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6224
Please call 215-746-6488 to schedule an appointment