Applications Open for the UK Government's Prestigious Chevening Scholarships


The Chevening Secretariat is accepting applications for UK Government scholarships to study in the UK in 2018/2019. Applications for Chevening Scholarships are open between August 7 and November 7, 2017, with applications to be submitted via

Lebanese and Palestinians residing in Lebanon are eligible to apply under the Lebanon scheme, according to a British Embassy statement.

Candidates must have a university degree, very good English language skills and at least two years of work experience.

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 any eligible master’s degree at any UK university whilst gaining access to a wide range of exclusive academic, professional, and cultural events.

There are more than 1,500 scholarships on offer globally for the 2018/2019 academic year, representing “a significant investment from the UK Government towards developing the leaders of tomorrow,” the Embassy said in its statement.

British Chargé d'affaires Benjamin Wastnage said: “The UK is a global education leader. Home to some of the world’s best universities, brightest students, and most revered academics, the UK’s higher education sector promotes the exchange of information and ideas, as well as the building of knowledge and networks. Chevening Scholars find themselves immersed in that world, and emerge having grown academically, professionally, and personally as a result of their time in the UK.”

“Chevening Scholars share the best their country has to offer with those they meet in the UK, and then share the best the UK has to offer when they return home. The role Chevening Scholars and Chevening Alumni play in building bridges between countries is as important now as it has ever been,” Wastnage added.