UK Govt Starts Accepting Applications for Chevening Scholarships

Applications for the Chevening Scholarship to study in the UK are open from today (August 3) until November 2, 2021, announced the British High Commission.

A press release issued by the British High Commission on Tuesday stated that it is now accepting Chevening applications from August 3 till November 2 for 2022-23.

Since the programme was created in 1983, over 2,000 professionals from Pakistan have studied in the UK through Chevening.

Fouzia Younis, Head of Communication and Public Diplomacy at the British High Commission, said the programme saw women forming nearly 60% of its intake for the last two years.

“Chevening provides opportunities for all,” Younis was quoted as saying in the release. “For the last two years, we have smashed our 50% target on gender with talented Pakistani women forming nearly 60% of our intakes.

“I encourage even more applications from across Pakistan and minority groups. There are no limits on ambition.”

Chevening is the UK government’s international scholarships programme which is funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office and partner organizations.

The scholarship offers financial support to study for an eligible master’s degree at a UK university.

The call for new applicants follows the selection of 37 scholars from Pakistan, who won an award to study at a UK university this year.

What is Chevening Scholarships?

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals from all backgrounds who can demonstrate that they have the commitment and skills required to create positive change, and can show how a UK master’s degree will help them do that. The scholarship offers full financial support for scholars to study for any eligible master’s degree at any UK university whilst also gaining access to a wide range of exclusive academic, professional, and cultural experiences.

Since the programme was created in 1983, over 50,000 professionals have had the opportunity to develop in the UK through Chevening. There are more than 1,500 scholarships on offer globally for the 2022/2023 academic year, demonstrating the UK’s ongoing commitment towards developing the leaders of tomorrow.

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