UK announces 2020-21 Chevening Scholarships for Indian scholars

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British High Commissioner to India Sir Dominic Asquith announcing Chevening Scholarship and Fellowship programme for 2020-21 in New Delhi on Aug 7, 2019

Aug 7, 2019
New Delhi: British High Commissioner to India Sir Dominic Asquith today announced the Chevening Scholarship and Fellowship programmes for the year 2020-21, urging young Indians to make full use of the opportunity to study the subjects of their choice out of nearly 12000 courses in more thsn 150 universities of UK.

He said these scholarships had strengthened the bond between India and UK by the sheer variety and breadth of areas, ranging from the technical to the cultural, which Indian scholars get to study.

Not only India but scholars from across the globe are invited by the UK under the programme, the British envoy said.

“Chevening offers a unique and exciting opportunity to the most brilliant minds of India to come and study in the UK. I am proud to say that the India Chevening country programme is the largest in the world and has produced more than 3,000 scholars and fellows since 1983. The programme shows our commitment to developing future leaders and strengthening the UK and India’s living bridge, sharing the best of what our two countries have to offer, the High Commissioner said.

Chevening Fellowships run for 8-12 weeks and offer professional development and networking opportunities in specified thematic areas, including science and innovation, cyber security, journalism, and financial services.

Many Chevening scholars and fellows have gone on to make remarkable contributions towards the prosperity of India. Alumni include Piyush Goyal (Cabinet Minister), Amitabh Kant (NITI Ayog), Samir Saran (Observer Research Foundation), and Harish Bhat (Tata Sons).

The British High Commission celebrated the launch of this year’s programme with a reception and pre-departure event for returning and new winners in New Delhi today, 7 August.

Applicants to Chevening Scholarships must have a minimum two years of work experience and a strong academic background. The deadline to apply is 5 November 2019.

Chevening Fellowships requires 7-10 years of work experience. Fellowships onre: South Asian Journalism Fellowship, Science and Innovation Leadership Fellowship, Cyber Security Fellowship, Financial Services Fellowships, and Gurukul Fellowship for Leadership and Excellence. The deadline to apply is 9 October 2019 (except for the Gurukul Fellowship, which will open in December 2019).

Globally, almost 1,800 Chevening scholarships were awarded in 2019-20. Today, there are over 50,000 Chevening alumni around the world, comprising an influential and highly regarded global network.

—India News Stream