Malawians encouraged to apply for UK’s Chevening Scholarships

Malawians are encouraged to apply for UK’s prestigious 2016/2017 Chevening Scholarships via www.chevening.org/apply which is open from 3 August until 3 November 2015.

Britain High Commissioner Nevin: Apply

Britain High Commissioner Nevin: Apply

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with strong academic backgrounds who also have demonstrable leadership potential.

The scholarship offers financial support to study for a Master’s degree at any of the UK’s leading universities and the opportunity to become part of an influential global network of 44,000 alumni.

The call for new applicants follows the selection of 12 scholars from Malawi, who won an award to study at a UK university this year.

There are approximately 1,500 Chevening Scholarships on offer globally for the 2016/2017 academic cycle. The scholarships represent a significant investment from the UK Government to develop the next cohort of global leaders.

The British High Commissioner to Malawi Michael Nevin, said: “The UK’s Chevening Scholarship programme looks for Malawians with drive and ability and who have the potential to make a real leadership difference.

“We want applicants who will go on to lead reform and innovation for the benefit of Malawi and for global progress. Competition is tough but the rewards high. We offer a unique opportunity for Malawians to gain UK academic experience while broadening their global and social outlooks in the UK. That empowers scholars with a sense of pride, responsibility and confidence, helping in many cases to fast-track careers.”

Nevin said the Chevening Scholarship programme builds bridges between Malawi and the UK, helping us to work with Malawi on the big national and international issues that face us.

“We are also re-energising our Chevening scholarship and fellowship network. We are launching a ‘UK Chevening Alumni in Malawi’ Facebook site that we encourage all past scholars to sign up to. There will be future events and engagement with our alumni as they help guide our work here.”

Chevening Secretariat Director, Michael Scott-Kline, said:‘A Chevening Scholarship is a mark of honour bestowed on individuals who have been identified as having the qualities to become highly influential global leaders. Not only do award recipients receive a first-rate UK education, through Chevening they join a vibrant community of Chevening Alumni, Foreign and Commonwealth Office staff, UK universities, and partner organisations.

“Chevening Award recipients will draw on and contribute to this community for the rest of their lives. I am delighted to announce the opening of the 2016/2017 competition for Chevening Scholarships. I strongly encourage emerging and established leaders to make an application – it may be the best decision you ever make.”

Chevening Programme Manager, Nyssa Lee-Woolf, said: “As well as an unparalleled academic experience, Chevening Scholars enjoy exclusive access to a wide range of events and opportunities designed to introduce them to the UK, its history, institutions, customs, and people. “

Chevening Scholarships are the UK Government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations.

The name ‘Chevening’ comes from Chevening House in Sevenoaks, Kent – currently the joint official residence of the UK’s Foreign Secretary.

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6 thoughts on “Malawians encouraged to apply for UK’s Chevening Scholarships”

  1. Academic Guru says:

    We need people like #4 who can provide information to others who may need it. Malawian youth are generally lazy and our systems do not encourage the spirit of competition. Wake up Malawi youth there are opportunities out there if you work hard.

  2. Gule Wamkulu says:

    The Chinese and Americans are offering better scholarships to many Malawian scholars per year in the region of 20-50. The British, despite the deafening noise which is in their genes, only offer a maximum of two scholarships under the Chevening Programme. Malawians, open your eyes and extend your horizon to prestigious Chinese and American Universities.

  3. pef says:

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  4. Nediek says:

    In my opinion, we, Malawians are not aggressive enough to fight on until we get a thing. There are very few aggressive Malawians. Those are the ones who exhale. The mind like no.1. People should not simply give up. Try your luck.
    I was in Nairobi some few years. I was always impressed at the queuing culture… Especially how Kenyans queue at Embassies to get visas/ scholarships to study abroad. The community/friends raise funds to help individuals travel thru Harambee! Our colleagues are go getters. They are ambitious. They are fighters. They run around the globe. We do not visit the embassies enough to benefit from the bilateral relations. We suffer from a hang over of fear of the one party system and treat diplomats as “Sacred cows”. That is my opinion. I am a middle aged person who is in the afternoon of my life. I encourage young people who are in the morning of their life to always try their luck. Malawians try taking risks!
    President Obama has of course a different recommendation for young people in Kenya and by extension I think, young Malawians. We do not need to travel abroad to get the best schools and continue to work for the “white boss”! The west(America and UK) would like the young people to have American/English skills: BEST BUY…..TECHNOLOGY!

  5. Professor Dr. James Napwiri Phiri says:

    The competition is indeed tough. Dont bother to apply if you are weak in your grades. It will be a waste of time

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