Applications invited for Chevening Scholarship Program from Young Professionals in Select African Countries to pursue PG studies in the UK

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British Council is currently seeking applications for the Chevening Scholarship program from young eligible and outstanding professionals in select African countries viz. Botswana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, South Africa, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zambia who are already experienced in their chosen profession and would like to further develop their career with a postgraduate course in the UK.

The Chevening Scholarship Program is a prestigious awards scheme that funds international postgraduate students who want to study in the UK for one academic year.

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Funded by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office and administered by the British Council, the scheme operates in over 150 countries and annually provides funding for over 2,300 scholars.

Fields of Study

Economics, Finance, Banking, Law, Human rights, Public administration, Management, Project planning, Media, Political science, International relations, Diplomatic training, Environmental studies

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Although applicants for other courses (as varied as counter-terrorism, religion and energy/climate change) may be considered. You are expected to show a commitment to return to your country, where you will contribute to the country’s socio-economic development using the new skills and knowledge acquired during your stay in the UK.


You can apply for a Chevening scholarship if:

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  • You are a postgraduate student who can prove your academic success and who has already begun a career in your chosen field.
  • You have between two and five years working experience (depending on the country you are applying in), with an excellent track record illustrating your achievements and your potential to use the skills gained during your scholarship to make a difference in your country.
  • You have achieved an excellent mark for you undergraduate degree and can provide a transcript of your academic record. Specific academic requirements are available from the British Council offices in your country.
  • You are 21 years or older (there are upper age limits for specific countries so please ensure you check this during your applications process).
  • You are a resident in your country when you apply and provide your birth certificate (with translation).
  • You must have good English language skills (most UK Higher Education institutions require a minimum IELTS of 6.5 for admission into postgraduate courses).

Application Deadlines

Applications are only open at certain times of the year and differ per country.

For more information, visit this link.

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  1. Avatar kasusse julius says

    Ideas are the birth of new invetions and innovations, this opportunity will help me develop new ideas

  2. Avatar kasusse julius says

    can’t miss this opportunity its Godsent

  3. Avatar Phionah Nanteza says

    Thanks. does it have to be PG in the field you studied at bachelors level?

  4. Avatar Nalumansi Brenda says

    Finally i can develop my career in the United Kingdom.Though i would like to inquire weather With my Diploma i can still apply for the programme.

    Thanks for the initiative.
    Brenda Nalumansi

  5. Avatar Susan Mirembe says

    Thank You so so much for the life time opportunity, I wish to ask, is there any chance for a diploma holder like me to persue my degree? I don’t maind studing here in my country when i get a chance of a scholarship. God Bless you.

  6. Avatar Susan Mirembe says

    Thank you so so much for this life time opportunity, and wish to ask, someone like me holding a diploma don’t I have any chance at all to go for degree? I don’t maind studing here in my country if am given a chance of a scholarship. God Bless you.

  7. Avatar NABUKENYA MARIAM says

    Thanks for this wounderful opportunity,let me try my luck

  8. Avatar Emmanuel Makafu says


    Thank you for this exciting opportunity.

    My question is; do I have to be a postgraduate student enrolled in an institution already for me to apply?

    Thank you again,