Applications for Chevening 2020-21 now open

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Applications are invited for both the one-year masters, and the shorter fellowship programmes.

Chevening Scholarships offer full financial support for one year to candidates applying for a Master’s degree at any UK university – covering nearly 12,000 courses from more than 150 universities. Chevening Fellowships run for 8 to 12 weeks and offer professional development and networking opportunities in specified thematic areas, including science and innovation, cyber security, journalism, and financial services.

British High Commissioner to India, Sir Dominic Asquith said:

Chevening offers a unique and exciting opportunity to the most brilliant minds of India to come and study in the UK. I am proud to say that the India Chevening country programme is the largest in the world and has produced more than 3,000 scholars and fellows since 1983.

The programme shows our commitment to developing future leaders and strengthening the UK and India’s living bridge, sharing the best of what our two countries have to offer. I encourage any ambitious young leaders and experienced professionals to apply.

Many Chevening scholars and fellows have gone on to make remarkable contributions towards the prosperity of India. Alumni include:

  • Piyush Goyal, Cabinet Minister
  • Amitabh Kant, NITI Ayog
  • Samir Saran, Observer Research Foundation
  • Harish Bhat, Tata Sons

The British High Commission celebrated the launch of this year’s programme with a reception and pre-departure event for returning and new winners in New Delhi today, 7 August.

Further information

Applicants to Chevening Scholarships must have a minimum two years of work experience and a strong academic background. The deadline to apply is 5 November 2019.

Applicants to Chevening Fellowships must have 7 to 10 years of work experience. Fellowships on offer are:

  • South Asian Journalism Fellowship
  • Science and Innovation Leadership Fellowship
  • Cyber Security Fellowship
  • Financial Services Fellowships
  • Gurukul Fellowship for Leadership and Excellence

The deadline to apply is 9 October 2019 (except for the Gurukul Fellowship, which will open in December 2019).

Globally, almost 1,800 Chevening scholarships were awarded in 2019-20. Today, there are over 50,000 Chevening alumni around the world, comprising an influential and highly regarded global network.

Join the conversation on social media with #Chevening. Further details, including how to apply, can be found here.

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Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021
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