International students


Chevening Scholarships at The University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham is a popular destination for Chevening Scholars and we are very pleased to support this prestigious scholarship programme

What are Chevening Scholarships?

  • Chevening Scholarships are the UK government's global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations.
  • The scholarships are awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential.
  • Awards are typically for a one year masters degree at universities across the UK. Chevening Scholarships cover tuition fees, a living allowance and return airfare to the UK.
  • There are over 43,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.
  • A range of Chevening events and networking opportunities are also available to Chevening Scholars while studying in the UK.
  • For further information, please refer to the Chevening website.

Who can apply for a Chevening Scholarship?

  • Chevening Scholarships are for talented people who have been identified as potential future leaders across a wide range of fields, including politics, business, the media, civil society, religion, and academia.
  • Applicants should be high calibre graduates with the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership.
  • Chevening Scholarships are available to students from 150 countries worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU).
  • Chevening Scholarship positions have tripled for the 2015/16 academic year to more than 1,500 scholarships.

How can I apply for Chevening Scholarships?

  • Applications for 2015/16 Chevening Scholarships opened on 1 August 2014. The application closing date is 15 November 2014 at 23:59 UK time.
  • Applications must be submitted via the Chevening website.
  • Please refer to the guidance on the website before applying, including the frequently asked questions.
  • You should also refer to the country webpages on the Chevening website which contain guidance for applicants from your country, including priority subject areas.
  • You may also find it useful to refer to our own country specific webpages for guidance on applying for a course at The University of Nottingham.
  • In addition to the standard Chevening Scholarships, a new Chevening/Nottingham Partnership Award is available in 2015/16, co-funded by Chevening and The University of Nottingham, for students from Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda, studying key subject areas in science, engineering, medicine and the environment.

What do Chevening Scholars say about their experiences?

We talked to four Chevening Scholars about the Chevening Scholarship Programme, studying in the UK, and being an international student at The University of Nottingham. Here are some of their comments:


If you're able to experience education in another country which is quite different from yours, it can only be good for you – it can only improve you.

. . . You've got an international scholarship to a global university. I think it's a win-win all round for everyone.


Hadiza Santali Sa'eed, from Nigeria
studying MA International Law, Security and Terrorism


I've just met exceptional people from all over the world in different universities, and it's just an amazing experience. You realise so much that all these people have to offer, and that's why they're here.

. . . I'm coming from a big job to a big university with a really big scholarship. It just fits perfectly. Everything is just so prestigious: Nottingham University is very prestigious, the Chevening Scholarships are very prestigious.


Ira Paulo Pozon, from the Philippines
studying LLM International Commercial Law


Studying in the UK has provided me additional advantages that studying a masters degree in my own country I wouldn't have had.

. . . Being part of the Chevening Scholarship definitely helps your career and improves your opportunities.


José Ramón Jaramillo, from Mexico
studying MSc Economics and Financial Economics


It has helped me, has given me more alternatives in the future.

. . . So far it's the best experience I've had and the best choice I've made in my life.


Qin Fan, from China
studying MPA Master of Public Administration


Watch the video above (also available at YouTube) to hear more comments from Hadiza, Ira, José and Qin.

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