The Chevening Programme

The Chevening Programme provides scholarships for young international postgraduates to study in the UK. The aim is to attract and select candidates worldwide with the greatest potential to be future leaders.

Scholarships are offered in over 150 countries and enable talented graduates and young professionals to become familiar with the UK and gain skills which will benefit their countries. The programme currently provides around 2,300 new scholarships each year for postgraduate studies, or research at UK universities or colleges.

When candidates graduate they can join the Chevening alumni network which is set to become the biggest, most actively supported informal network in the world.

The Programme was established in 1983 and named after the UK Foreign Secretary's official residence in Kent. The scholarships are funded by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and administered by the British Council.

The scholarships for Icelanders will fund part of tuition fees for postgraduate courses lasting a minimum of one year.

For the academic year 2009/2010 applications in the following areas of study will be considered:
Applied Sciences
Climate Change
International Affairs
Sustainable Energy

You can download the application form in PDF or in Word . You will also need to hand in a declaration of health with your application.

The deadline for completed applications is 15 April 2009 and should be handed in or posted to the Embassy at Laufasvegur 31, 101 Reykjavik.

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