Chevening scholarships 2011/12 and beyond


Chevening scholarships 2011/12 and beyond

The scholarships budget was reduced by £10m to £15.55m in June 2010, however Ministers have agreed, subject to the outcome of the government’s Spending Review for 2011-15, that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) should sustain a scholarships programme and make it more strategic and better targeted. FCO in now working to substantially refocus it for 2011-12 onwards. They are examining all areas of the scheme including eligibility requirements, selection criteria, target regions and priority study areas. We will not be able to accept any applications for 2011/12 until the details of the new scheme have been agreed. We expect this to be in October 2010 and details will be posted on this page and also on our Facebook page.
If you are interested in applying for a Chevening scholarship in 2011/2012 please check these pages regularly from October onwards.

What is the Chevening Programme?
The Chevening programme, has, over 26 years, provided more than 30,000 Scholarships at Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the UK for postgraduate students or researchers from countries across the world.
Largely funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Scholarship scheme also receives significant contributions from HEIs and other organisations in the UK, and from a wide range of overseas sponsors including governmental and private sector bodies, with which the FCO or its overseas Posts have partnership agreements.

The programme is managed by the British Council, on behalf of the FCO, both in the UK and overseas.
More Information: www.britishcouncil.org, www.fco.gov.uk