Interview with the Deputy UK Ambassador in Belgrade

During the first half of August, a new application cycle opens for the UK government scholarship for master’s studies in the United Kingdom for the academic year 2024/2025. This year also marks a significant milestone – 40 years since the beginning of the Chevening program, which has been enabling young leaders in various fields to enhance their knowledge at some of the most prestigious universities in the United Kingdom, for decades.

Candidates who have completed their undergraduate studies, and have at least two years of professional experience, can apply for the scholarship, which covers all the costs of the selected master’s program of study, as well as all associated expenses – accommodation, travel to and from the United Kingdom, and a monthly allowance for living expenses during their time in the country. Over the years, the Chevening program has significantly supported diplomatic and friendly relations between London and other countries, including Serbia, from where a dozen future leaders go to pursue master’s studies at universities in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, and more, every year.

Candidates interested in scholarships in the new application round will have the opportunity to apply as early as August, so now is the right time to familiarize with all the details of the process and the conditions that are the same for all candidates worldwide. Before the start of the application cycle for the new generation, Deputy Ambassador of the UK in Belgrade, Dominic Otway, and former Chevening scholar from the University of Birmingham, Igor Besermenji, discussed the Chevening scholarship program of the British government and the way the program supports diplomatic relations between Serbia and the United Kingdom.