UK’s Chevening Scholarship Award 2021 | Opportunity for Somali students

UK’s Chevening Scholarship Award 2021 | Opportunity for Somali students


UK’s Chevening Scholarship Award 2021

Applications for Chevening Scholarships to study in the UK are open between 3 September and 3 November 2020, with applications to be submitted via

This is an opportunity for Somali students to gain a world-class education and become part of the lifelong Chevening community.

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals 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 future leaders 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 2021/2022 academic year, demonstrating the UK’s ongoing commitment towards developing the leaders of tomorrow.

Ben Fender, British Ambassador to Somalia, said:

“In recent years, dozens of Somalis have won Chevening scholarships to study in the UK. I am delighted to announce that we are now inviting applications for next year. The scheme gives ambitious women and men in mid-career the chance to study for a year at one of Britain’s universities.

“We hope this will help them play an even greater role in Somali’s reconstruction when they return. I would encourage anyone interested to apply at – the deadline is 3 November.

The call for new applicants follows the selection of 11 scholars from across Somalia, who won an award to study at a UK university this year. Last year, the same number of Somalis left for the UK to study after winning the Chevening scholarship. There have been over 70 Somali Chevening alumni since we started the scheme.


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Abdullahi Yussuf



Chevening Scholarships are the UK Government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and partner organisations. The scholarships support study at UK universities – mostly one year taught master’s degrees – for individuals with demonstrable potential to become future leaders, decision-makers, and opinion formers.


Chevening began in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international awards scheme. Chevening Scholars come from over 160 countries and territories worldwide, and over the past five years we have awarded almost 9,000 scholarships. There are over 50,000 Chevening Alumni around the world who comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.


The name ‘Chevening’ comes from Chevening House in Sevenoaks, Kent – currently the joint official residence of the UK’s Foreign Secretary.

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