Applications for the UK government’s prestigious Chevening Scholarships now open in Pakistan

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he British High Commission encourages professionals from across Pakistan to apply for a Chevening Scholarship. The application window is between 5 August and 5 November 2019, and applications should be submitted via

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 a eligible master’s degree at any UK university whilst also giving them access to a wide range of exclusive academic, professional, and cultural experiences.

The British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Thomas Drew CMG said:

I am delighted to be launching this call for applications for the UK Chevening’s Scholarship programme. The UK’s Chevening Programmes is one of the largest in the world. We are, this year, sending 58 scholars from across Pakistan to study at the UK’s top universities.

Chevening scholars come from a wide variety of fields. There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ scholar. If you have the ambition to become a future leader, I strongly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity and join nearly 2000 Chevening alumni who are serving at top positions in the government and private sector.

Our ambition is to have a diverse range of Chevening scholars from Pakistan in 2020 with an equal split between male and female scholars. This is a tremendous opportunity whatever your background to excel in your career and contribute to the great connections between UK and Pakistan.

Since the programme was created in 1983, over 50,000 outstanding professionals globally 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.

The call for new applicants follows the selection of 58 scholars from Pakistan, 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.

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Notes to editor

Chevening Scholarships are the UK Government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The scholarships support study at UK universities – mostly one year taught master’s degrees – for individuals with demonstrable potential to become future leaders, decision-makers, and opinion formers.

Chevening began in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international awards scheme. Chevening Scholars come from over 160 countries and territories worldwide, and almost 1,800 scholarships were awarded in 2019/2020. There are over 50,000 Chevening Alumni around the world who comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.

The name ‘Chevening’ comes from Chevening House in Sevenoaks, Kent – currently the official residence of the UK’s Foreign Secretary.

More information is available at

British High Commission
tel. 0300 500 5306

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