Applications For The UK Government’s Chevening Scholarships Open 2 August 2022 

PR – Applications for Chevening Scholarships to study in the UK are open between 2 August and 1 November 2022, with applications to be submitted via 

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals from all backgrounds who can demonstrate that  they have the commitment and skills required to create positive change, and can show how a UK  master’s degree will help them do that. The scholarship offers full financial support for scholars to  study for any eligible master’s degree at any UK university whilst also gaining access to a wide range  of exclusive academic, professional, and cultural experiences. 

Since the programme was created in 1983, over 50,000 professionals have had the opportunity to  develop in the UK through Chevening. There are more than 1,500 scholarships on offer globally for  the 2023/2024 academic year, demonstrating the UK’s ongoing commitment towards developing the  leaders of tomorrow. 

Head of Scholarships at the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Naomi  Rayner, said: 

‘As the world continues to tackle major global issues such as climate change, international  cooperation is more essential than ever. Chevening seeks to build an international community of  people who are committed to working together to drive positive change. We do this by bringing  together incredible people from around the world and supporting them, through education, to achieve  their goals. 

‘In the UK we are proud of our world class universities and we know that our learning environments  are enriched by the wide diversity of cultures, experiences and viewpoints represented on our  campuses. Chevening scholars make a significant contribution to these communities, as well as  becoming an important part of our network of over 50,000 alumni. 

‘Chevening represents the very best of the UK, welcoming people from across the world to study,  grow, and thrive. Being a part of the Chevening network instils a strong sense of pride and  responsibility. I am consistently inspired by the passion and commitment of those in the Chevening  community and I look forward to hearing from this year’s applicants.’ 

Scott Furssedonn-Wood, High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean said: ‘If you are someone who is passionate about driving change, whether on a local or global scale, if you 

want to be the best at what you do and if you have the imagination to inspire others, then a  Chevening scholarship could be the perfect opportunity for you.  

‘There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ scholar. Your age, race, gender, religion and cultural background  do not matter to us. We want to see that you have energy, curiosity, compassion a clear vision for  your future and the ability to achieve your goals. If this sounds like you, then you are very likely to fit in  with our community of over 50,000 alumni worldwide. 

‘Our alumni network is full of dynamic influencers who have shared the same experience that you will.  They can offer encouragement, mentorship, advice, and contacts. When you return home after your  studies you should feel well-equipped to start making a real difference professionally or socially. 

‘There is a lot to gain from submitting a thoughtful application, so if you have what it takes to be a  Chevening Scholar, I would encourage you to apply before the 1 November deadline.’ 

The call for new applicants follows the selection of 15 scholars from Barbados and the Eastern  Caribbean, who won an award to study at a UK university this year. Successful applicants have been  sharing their stories through the #ChosenForChevening hashtag on social  

media: ; @UKinCaribbean 

More information 

Visit for detailed information on the eligibility criteria and scholarship specifications. 


Malissa Brathwaite, Communications Officer, British High Commission, Bridgetown +1 246 262 1657