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Applications for the UK Government’s Chevening Scholarships are open

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High Commissioner Thomas Coward with our three Chevening scholars for 2023-2024
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Applications for Chevening Scholarships to study in the UK are open from 12 September to 7 November 2023. Applications are to be submitted via the online application form at https://www.chevening.org/apply

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals from all backgrounds who can demonstrate that they have the commitment and skills required to become future leaders, and can show how a UK master’s degree will help them to create positive change in their country.

The scholarship offers full financial support for scholars to study for any eligible master’s degree at over 150 UK universities whilst also gaining access to a wide range of exclusive academic, professional and cultural experiences.

Since the programme was created in 1983, over 55,000 professionals have had the opportunity to take their career to the next level through Chevening. There are approximately 1,500 awards on offer globally for the 2024/2025 academic year, demonstrating the UK’s ongoing commitment towards developing the leaders of tomorrow as Chevening celebrates its 40th anniversary year.

Head of Scholarships at the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Emma Hennessey, said:

“Chevening Scholars, Fellows, and Alumni use the skills and knowledge they gain while studying in the UK to drive change, promoting better lives and safer places for people around the world to live, work, and thrive.

“Chevening represents the very best of the UK and the world, and our scholars become part of the global Chevening network of over 55,000 alumni. I am always inspired by the passion and commitment of those in the Chevening community and I look forward to receiving applications from the next generation.”

British High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands and Nauru, His Excellency Thomas Coward said:

“If you are someone who is passionate about driving change, whether on a local or global scale, if you want to be the best at what you do and if you have the imagination to inspire others, then a Chevening Scholarship could be the perfect opportunity for you.

“There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ scholar. Your age, race, gender, religion, and cultural background do not matter to us. We want to see that you have energy, curiosity, compassion a clear vision for your future and the ability to achieve your goals. If this sounds like you, then you are very likely to fit in with our community of over 55,000 alumni worldwide.

“Our alumni network is full of dynamic influencers who have shared the same experience that you will. They can offer encouragement, mentorship, advice, and contacts. When you return home after your studies you should feel well-equipped to start making a real difference in Solomon Islands.”

He said, there is a lot to gain from submitting a thoughtful application, so if you have what it takes to be a Chevening Scholar, then apply before the deadline on Tuesday 7th November.

2022 Chevening Scholar Andrii Chornous from Ukraine said:

“Chevening Scholarships are a life-changing opportunity to join a global cohort of future leaders, influencers and decision-makers, exchange professional and personal experiences, and create long-lasting relationships with them.”

The call for new applicants follows the selection of three scholars from Solomon Islands, who won an award to study at a UK university this year. Successful applicants have been sharing their stories through the #ChosenForChevening hashtag on Facebook and Twitter. You can follow us on both social channels at UK in Solomon Islands and @BHCHoniara. 

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