Chevening Scholarships

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Swansea University is a popular destination for Chevening Scholars and we are very pleased to support this scholarship programme.

What are Chevening Scholarships?

  • Chevening Scholarships are the UK government's global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations.
  • The scholarships are awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential.
  • Awards are typically for a one year Master’s degree at universities across the UK.
  • There are over 44,000 Chevening Alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.
  • For further information, please refer to the Chevening website.

Who can apply for a Chevening Scholarship?

  • Chevening Scholarships are for talented professionals who have been identified as potential future leaders across a wide range of fields, including politics, business, the media, civil society, religion, and academia.
  • Applicants should be high calibre graduates with the personal, intellectual, and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership.
  • Chevening Scholarships are available to students from more than 160 countries and territories worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU).
  • More than 1,500 scholarships are available for the 2016/2017 academic year.

How can I apply for a Chevening Scholarship?

  • Applications for 2016/2017 Chevening Scholarships opened on 3 August 2015. The application closing date is 3 November 2015 at 12:00 GMT (midday UK time).
  • Applications must be submitted via the Chevening website.
  • Please refer to the guidance on the website before applying, including the frequently asked questions.
  • You should also refer to the country webpages on the Chevening website which contain guidance for applicants from your country, including priority subject areas.

Researching your course before applying for a Chevening Scholarship is essential. See here for information about Swansea University’s taught Masters courses: