Chevening Scholarships now open


The British Embassy is encouraging Filipinos with the vision and drive to be a leader in their field to apply for the prestigious Chevening Scholarships.

British Ambassador Asif Ahmad announced that applications for the UK Government’s Chevening Program in the year 2016 to 2017 are now open.

Chevening is the British Government’s scholarship program. It is for people with strong academic backgrounds and the ability and plans to be leaders who can make a difference. The scholarship is aimed at mid-career professionals and provides full financial support to study for a Master’s degree at any of the UK’s leading universities.

“We want a diverse group of scholars, so we are encouraging ambitious, driven visionaries from all corners of the Philippines to apply for a Chevening Scholarship today. Chevening Scholars are amongst the very brightest and best. But it is not only about education, it is about helping emerging leaders develop the skills and networks needed to make positive change in their home country,” said Ambassador Ahmad.

“Award recipients not only receive a first-rate UK education, they become part of a vibrant community of Chevening Alumni and partner organizations, and enjoy exclusive access to a wide range of events and opportunities, engaging with people from different backgrounds and gaining a wider perspective as a result,” he added.

There are more Chevening Scholarships than ever before for Filipinos, according to Ambassador Ahmad. “Our partnership with the private sector has allowed us to maximize opportunities in the Philippines. The Bank of the Philippine Islands, GlaxoSmithKline Philippines Inc, Megaworld Corp. and Shell Philippines and others are all making a commitment to invest in the country’s future leaders. If you think you have what it takes, get online now and apply for the Chevening Scholarship. It may change your life.”

The British Embassy is aiming to send up to 30 Chevening Scholars in 2016, studying a wide range of subjects from law to human rights, from economics to climate change, from health to development and from design to energy. Applicants determine the subject of study.

Applications for Chevening Scholarships for the academic year 2016 to 2017 must be submitted online between now and November 3 at

Applicants should read the online guidance and be able to demonstrate how they meet the Chevening selection criteria before submitting an application.

Log for detailed information on the eligibility criteria and award specifications.


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