Applications open for FCO grad degree scholarships

The United Kingdom government’s Chevening Scholarships program is accepting applications for students who want to study for a master’s degree in the U.K. in the 2017-2018 year.

chevening-logo-bluTwo people from Cayman won awards to study in the U.K. this year through the prestigious scholarships from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

The award includes tuition fees, a monthly stipend, travel costs and other benefits.

In a press release, Governor Helen Kilpatrick said, “The U.K. is home to many of the world’s best universities, and Chevening enables you to develop academically, professionally, and personally whilst studying in the U.K.”

She added that those selected for a Chevening Scholarship become recognized “as leaders belonging to a global network of influencers.”

“They share the best their country has to offer with those they meet in the U.K., and then share the best the U.K. has to offer when they return home. For this reason, the role of Chevening Scholars is important in building bridges between countries,” she said.

The Chevening Secretariat offers more than 1,500 scholarships to people around the world who want to study in a master’s program in the U.K.

Speaking of the opening of the new application window, the director of the Chevening Secretariat, Michael Scott-Kline, said: “Those who step forward to apply for a Chevening Scholarship are already demonstrating the kind of ambitious forward-thinking that typifies Chevening scholars.

“The potential rewards for applying are unquantifiable. Not only do scholars receive a first-rate U.K. education which can open doors in their respective careers, they also join a strong global network — a network they will draw on and contribute to for the rest of their lives.”

The application, available at, is due Nov. 8.

For more information, contact Gill Skinner on 244-24341 or