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Chevening: UK government’s prestigious global scholarship programme

26 September 2016, MVT 09:24
Chevening Scholars for 2016/2017 with Second Secretary Political, British High Commission Colombo Mr. Tom Soper (L). PHOTO/UK HIGH COMMISSION
26 September 2016, MVT 09:24

Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.

Chevening is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing and connecting, global leaders. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, there are two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British Embassies and High Commissions throughout the world.

In 2016, two Maldivian scholars will travel to the UK on Chevening Scholarships to read for their Masters at leading Universities; the University of Manchester and the University of Bath.

Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to outstanding emerging leaders to pursue a one year masters at leading universities in the UK. A Chevening Scholarship offers financial support (including university tuition fees, living costs and travel costs to and from the UK) along with the opportunity to become part of the highly regarded and influential Chevening global network.

Applications for 2017/2018 Chevening Scholarships close on 8 November 2016

South Asia Journalism Fellowship - University of Westminster

The Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship (SAJP) is aimed at mid-career journalists from the South Asian region. The fellowship offers journalists an opportunity to undertake a bespoke programme titled ‘Good Governance in a Changing World: the Media, Politics, and Society’. It explores the different ways in which the media play a part in holding democratic processes to account, including government, the civil service and security, as well as the broader political system in both the South Asia region and the UK.

Applications for the SAJP fellowship award close on 16 October 2016.

Chevening Fellowships are awarded to talented professionals who are potential future leaders, decision-makers, and opinion formers – in addition to the above fellowships, Maldivian are also encouraged to apply for the following:

The Chevening/Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) Fellowship is for mid-career professionals who are dedicated to the promotion of academic activities which encourage a more informed understanding of the culture and civilisation of Islam and contemporary Muslim societies.

The Chevening/British Library Fellowship offers international experts a year-long professional research placement. Fellows will have the privilege of working with the extensive library’s collections, and benefit from the broad range of professional expertise of library staff.

Applications for the Chevening/British Library Fellowship and OCIS Fellowship close on 8 November 2016.