The British Embassy has announced that applications for Chevening Scholarships to study in the UK are open until 5 November 2019.
Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds. The scholarship offers full financial support for future leaders 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. You can apply to the scholarship at www.chevening.org/apply.
Since the programme was created in 1983, over 50,000 outstanding professionals have had the opportunity to develop in the UK through Chevening. There are more than 1,500 scholarships on offer globally for the 2020/2021 academic year, demonstrating the UK’s ongoing commitment towards developing the leaders of tomorrow.
Head of Scholarships at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Ben Coates, said:
Chevening represents the very best of the UK, welcoming exceptional people from across the world to study, grow, and thrive at some of the world’s best universities. Chevening can be a transformative experience, not just for the scholars, but for their communities and countries as they return and use the benefit of their UK experience to make a positive difference in their chosen field.
Our universities promote the creation and exchange of information and ideas, as well as the building of knowledge and networks. Chevening Scholars find themselves immersed in that world, and leave the UK after their studies having grown academically, professionally, and personally as a result.
Since the programme started in 1983, many of those selected for this scholarship have gone on to become respected leaders across a range of sectors. Being a part of the Chevening network instils a strong sense of pride and responsibility, I have seen this first hand and am consistently impressed by the passion and commitment of the scholars and alumni I meet.’
The British Ambassador to Argentina, Mark Kent, said about the scholarships:
Chevening scholars are incredibly diverse, so there is no ‘typical’ scholarship profile. That said, if you have leadership capacity and a clear vision of the future that you want to help build, it is very likely that you are compatible with our community of more than 500 former scholars of Argentina, who come from the most diverse provinces and cities from the country.
Our network of former fellows is full of dynamic and influential people who have shared the same experience and can offer encouragement, guidance, advice and contacts. Those who return to Argentina after their Chevening experience will feel able to start making a significant professional or social contribution.
There is much that can potentially be obtained by presenting a good application, so if someone has what it takes to be a Chevening Scholar, I encourage you to apply before the closing date, which is November 5.
The call for new applicants follows the selection of 25 scholars from Argentina, who won an award to study at a UK university this year. Successful applicants have been sharing their stories through the #ChosenForChevening hashtag on Twitter and Instagram.