Celebrating 35 years ofExcellence
Since 1983, Chevening has brought the most exceptional individuals from around the world to study in the UK. This unique opportunity has helped to elevate careers, transform communities, shift and deepen perspectives, and build intercontinental bridges. Although our mission is not yet complete, in 2018/2019 we reflect on and celebrate 35 years of Chevening excellence.Video
In the early 1980s, seeds of discontent around tuition fees for international students gave rise to a new international scholarships programme, rooted in the UK but with branches that would span the world. That programme, announced by the Foreign Secretary Francis Pym on 8 February 1983, would become known as Chevening. It was initially funded for three years, yet 35 years later, 50,000 international students have benefitted from this internationally-recognised badge of excellence.
Chevening Scholars, Alumni, and Partners reunite to celebrate the launch of Chevening’s 35th anniversary celebrations, and the publication of an impact report.
The celebration in Shanghai was a unique opportunity for Chevening Alumni to share their experiences of the UK with the Duke, and to showcase the impact that Chevening has had on their lives and careers.
1,800 Chevening Scholars were formally welcomed to the UK at Chevening Orientation 2018, our inaugural scholarship event held in London on Saturday, 20 October.
Are you one of the 50,000 who have studied in the UK as a Chevening Scholar or Fellow? Find out how you can relive your golden memories of the UK, and create new ones as part of a global community of leaders. Whether you were a fellow for a month or a scholar for a year, you remain a Chevener for life.
Within the next 35 years, we would like another 50,000 driven professionals to develop the knowledge and networks that can help them transform their professions and countries. To do this, we require the support of organisations that share our ethos of using education and intercultural exchange to create a more prosperous and peaceful planet.