Published: 15th September 2020
Applications open for UK's Chevening Scholarships and Fellowships for 2021-22
The 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
The application windows for the UK Government’s Chevening Scholarship and Fellowship programmes for 2021-22 are now open. Aspiring scholars can apply for a one-year master’s under the Scholarship programme by November 3, 2020 or for the short-term thematic Fellowship programmes by October 19 2020.
The 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. The Fellowships offer professional development and networking opportunities for mid-career professionals to pursue an 8-12 week course in journalism, science and innovation, or cyber security.
Oliver Ballhatchet, British Deputy High Commissioner in Chennai, said: “The UK is home to some of the world’s best universities, brightest students, and most revered academics. Its higher education sector promotes the exchange of information and ideas, as well as the building of knowledge and networks. The Chevening programme offers a unique and exciting opportunity for the best minds in India to study in the UK, paid for by the British Government. This programme is designed both to develop future leaders and to strengthen the UK-India Living Bridge, helping us to share the best of what our two countries have to offer.”
India is home to the largest Chevening programme in the world, supporting up to 110 fully funded scholarships and fellowships worth a total of £1.9 million. Since 1983, the programme has helped more than 3,200 scholars and fellows from across India realise their dream of pursuing a world-class education in the UK; many of whom have gone on to make remarkable contributions towards the prosperity of India. Alumni of the programme include Piyush Goyal and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat (cabinet ministers), Rahul Kanwal (journalist), Jayesh Ranjan (Indian Administrative Services), Samir Saran (Observer Research Foundation), and Harish Bhat (Tata Sons) and many more.