New Delhi, Aug 9: The British High Commission organised a special send-off in New Delhi on Tuesday (8 August) for the recipients of the Chevening Scholarship 2023-24. This year’s scholars include 22 women and 22 men, and over 50% of the cohort hail from non-metro cities.
Chevening is the UK Government’s flagship international award scheme and India receives the largest number of awards in the world – benefiting over 3,700 scholars and fellows since 1983. The Chevening Scholarship offers successful applicants full financial support for a one-year master’s at any UK university.
This year’s cohort includes five scholars who have been co-sponsored by the Adani group to study artificial intelligence, five scholars co-sponsored by the TVS Motor group for masters in STEM, three scholars from the inaugural Chevening Marang Gomke Jaipal Singh Munda (MGJSM) Scholarship co-sponsored by the Jharkhand Government, three scholars co-sponsored by HSBC India and one scholar each co-sponsored by HUL India and Duolingo.
Alex Ellis, British High Commissioner to India, while felicitating the new scholars, said: “Congratulations to the Chevening scholars on the next stage of their education journey in the UK. It is a fantastic opportunity to study in the UK at some of the world’s leading universities.
“It was great to meet this year’s cohort; to get to know their stories and ambitions. Travelling to India as an 18 year old was a life changing experience for me. I would encourage more of India’s best and brightest to take up this opportunity to study in the UK. The next application window will open in mid-September.”
Chevening alumni in India include Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal, G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Anupriya Patel, Global CEO for Tata Steel TV Narendran, and the former Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu Girija Vaidyanathan.
Chevening Scholarships include tuition, living expenses and travel cost for a one-year master’s. To know more about the Chevening programme, including on how to apply, visit www.chevening.org