Chevening Scholarships open as UK continues to support Egyptian students

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Applications for Chevening Scholarships to study in the UK for the academic year 2022-2023 are open from 3 August until 2 November 2021, 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 one year master’s degree at any UK university whilst also gaining access to a wide range of exclusive academic, professional, and cultural experiences. Chevening also offers fellowships in the fields of arts and culture, and Islamic studies. 

In 2021, Chevening offered 36 scholarships to Egyptians in various fields including Environment, Finance, Business, International Relations, Development and Law. Women made up more than half of the successful scholars, with 26 female scholars getting ready to pursue their master’s degree.

Since the programme was created in 1983, over 55,000 individuals worldwide and over 1,300 Egyptians have had the opportunity to study in the UK, the result of 37 years of investment.

Egyptian Chevening alumni include current Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation,  Mohamed Abdel Aty; Vice Minister of Finance for Fiscal Policy, Ahmed Kouchouk; Deputy of the Governor of the Central Bank, Rami Aboul Naga, Head of Egyptian Stock Exchange, Mohamed Farid; Commissioner for the Infrastructure and Energy at the African Union, Amany Abou Zeid.

For the 2022/2023 academic year, there are more than 1,500 scholarships on offer globally, demonstrating the UK’s ongoing commitment towards developing the leaders of tomorrow.

British Ambassador to Egypt, Sir Geoffrey Adams, said: “Chevening is an exceptional scholarship program offering a world-class experience. Our alumni network is full of dynamic Egyptians, who have achieved tremendous work over the years. 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 3 November deadline.”

Chevening Alumnus and Associate to Minister of Social Solidarity, Ahmed Saada, said: “Chevening award has truly changed my life. It is the journey that enabled me to rediscover myself and to see clearly what I am capable of. It also gave me the chance to be a member of an international family of scholars, who are supportive, like-minded, and leaders in their home countries.”

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