Cranfield’s University’s 2014/15 Chevening Scholarship students met with Professor Sir Peter Gregson, Chief Executive and Vice-Chancellor, and Pro-Vice-Chancellors Clifford Friend and Lynette Ryals this week.

Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, Chevening Scholarships are part the UK government’s global scholarship programme. It selects outstanding scholars with leadership potential, from around the world.

Sir Peter said: “Cranfield is a specialist postgraduate university of international standing; our students gain an exceptional experience which has a transformational effect on their lives. Today we are celebrating with students that have benefited directly from the support of funding by the Chevening Scholarships.”

The graduates must already hold a degree that is equivalent to, or higher than, an upper-second class (2:1) honours degree, to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK. Selected from over 110 countries worldwide including the UK, Europe and Russia, Africa, Asia, Australasia, Central and South America, Middle East and North America, this year the Scholarships will support approximately 700 individuals.

The funds pay for their tuition fees - typically for a one-year Master’s degree.  The students are high calibre graduates with the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership across a wide-range of fields; including politics, business, the media, civil society, religion, and academia.

There are over 41,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.

Sir Peter Gregson, Professor Lynette Ryals and Professor Clifford Friend with Chevening students
Sir Peter Gregson, Professor Lynette Ryals and Professor Clifford Friend with Chevening students

About Cranfield University

Cranfield University is a specialist postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.

About Cranfield University

Cranfield University is a specialist postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.