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.

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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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Tunisian scholar Nayress Ben Gaga showed off her fantastic voice to Chevening at an end-of-term jam session at the Jazz and Improv Society, a student society at Goldsmiths, University of London. We took the train down to New Cross to meet Nayress, and to find out how she began singing jazz at the age of 19. ‘I discovered jazz by accident. My mum received a present from a friend of hers, which was a couple of CDs of “big name” jazz artists. That’s when I realised that there was something there that spoke to me.’ Read more
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Iconic London landmarks were on the itinerary for a group of 50 scholars as they enjoyed a fascinating guided tour of the Houses of Parliament, a boat trip down the River Thames, and thought-provoking lectures at the beautiful University of Greenwich. Scholars made the journey from as far as Newcastle for our ‘Best of British Presents: Westminster event’ on Monday, 23 April. Events in the Best of British Presents series take place in the UK’s capital cities and focus on our different political institutions and cultural heritage. Read more
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‘Help shape the future by taking it seriously, and by taking responsibility for it.’ – Colin Smith, Head of Projects Task Force at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office 130 Chevening Scholars shared ideas and insights on leadership at the University of Bristol on Friday, 6 April at the fifth annual Chevening Conference. Read more
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Upcoming events

May
23
Join us for the final instalment of the Chevening Explores series to celebrate what has been a thought-provoking series of talks held throughout this academic year. Read more
The British Library Conference Centre, London
Jun
1
Get your cameras ready for the spectacular Lake District scenery. This trip will give you a taster of the arts in the Lakes. Read more
Penrith/Grasmere, Cumbria
Jun
4
'Humanity should fear advances in artificial intelligence' Join us as the final Chevening Debate discusses this highly topical issue. Read more
The Cambridge Union, University of Cambridge
Jun
28 to 29
Learn more about the history, politics, and culture of Northern Ireland. Read more
Belfast, Northern Ireland