Our journey begins!



By S.T. 


Hello. Hola. Bonjour. Namaste. Ni Hao. Salaam. Merhaba. Ciao. Jumreap sour.  Bom Dia. Greetings future Cheveners, future activists, future social reformers, future educators, future alumni, future leaders.

And welcome to The Scholar’s Journey Blog—your guide for everything you need to know on your way to attaining the Chevening Scholarship. For those who have not heard about the prestigious Chevening scholarship (a fully funded scholarship to pursue a Master’s program in the United Kingdom and so much more), visit their official website here: (http://www.chevening.org/).

Who are we?

We are a group of Chevening applicants from all over the world from the 2017-2018 cycle. But in aspiring for Chevening, we are also so much more. Regardless of our different backgrounds and professions, all of us have something in common: we want to change the world, and we want to change it together. We are united by an immense trust and faith in the belief that amazing things happen when we join forces, when we root for each other, when we work together.

Our team consists of individuals from all walks of life—specialized in a variety of fields from social communications to geography to education to natural resources—(more about our team later)

Why the The Scholar’s Journey Blog?

During the process of applying to the 2017-2018 Chevening awards, our shared problems and achievements brought us together. Quite simply, we did not know where else to go. The Chevening experience is unique and original (anyone who has applied will attest to this) and contains its own set of disappointments and joys. We shared stories. We shared experiences, reflections, insights, frustrations, anxieties, and inspirations. We exchanged phone numbers, email addresses, Facebook profiles, twitter accounts—you name it. And we learned and we grew. The goal of the blog is to make our own personal experiences in what has become a global journey, accessible to all. One place, one website, one source, one click, to everything you wanted to know—out of the hope that our experiences will help current and future scholarship applicants.

What you will find?

The blog is meant to walk you through the entire process of the Chevening Scholarship. Here, you will find articles about the application process, about writing your four Chevening essays, applying for universities, meeting your English language requirements, and preparing for your interview! You will also find personal stories and experiences and a general FAQ.

Who is this for?

If you’re here, you have the soul of a leader. At the very core, you are a highly frustrated individual. Dissatisfied with your surroundings, your university, your workplace, your community, your government, your country—the world around you. Dissatisfied with the way things are—because you can see how it should be, how it can be. And what it can be is so much better. So you search for ways to make it happen, and one way to make it happen is through Chevening.

By creating this blog, we wanted to create a platform for all those who are planning to venture out and embark on this amazing journey to Chevening, to all those who are currently upon this path—and to all those who have already made it, earning the Chevening title.

How can you get in touch?

Did you benefit from what you read? Do you have a problem that you would like us to tackle in our blog posts? An idea that you need help with? Let us know! Comment on our posts and give us your feedback! If you have any questions, comments or would like to be a part of our team, don’t hesitate to contact us at thescholarsjourney@gmail.com.


*Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not reflect that of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and its partner organizations.




  1. My short journey ended today! Unable to reach the destination. But I’m heading further to reach my goal. This is a never ending journey. God bless me. Hope I can be part of this blog! Thank You


  2. […] The Scholar’s Journey is a combination of different roads to different destinations, there is a different path for everyone, not all of us might get the opportunity to study in the UK, but there are other opportunities to study in different countries as well. So whatever path your journey as a scholar takes you to, enjoy yourself, appreciate it and never have any regrets. […]


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