When considering where to pursue your studies under the prestigious Chevening Scholarship, the options can seem endless. However, one unique avenue that is worth your attention and consideration is the prospect of studying in Wales. In Wales, Global Wales support additional Chevening places so you have a better chance of getting an award.

Part of the United Kingdom, Wales offers a distinct academic environment that combines world-class education with a rich cultural heritage. We'll explore why opting for a Welsh university for your Chevening-Global Wales application might just be the best decision you ever make.

Academic excellence

Wales boasts a number of universities that consistently rank among the best in the UK and internationally.

With renowned lecturers and academic staff, cutting-edge research opportunities, and state-of-the-art facilities, Wales’ universities provide an environment conducive to academic growth and success.

Unique cultural experience

Studying in Wales offers more than just academic enrichment. Immerse yourself in the vibrant Welsh culture, characterized by a rich history, captivating traditions, and a thriving arts scene. From the soaring peaks of Snowdonia to the picturesque coastline, Wales offers a diverse landscape that encourages exploration and adventure.

Close-knit community

One of the hallmarks of Welsh universities is their close-knit and welcoming community. You'll have the opportunity to build strong relationships with professors and peers. This fosters an environment of collaboration and support, enhancing your learning experience and personal growth.

As a Chevening-Global Wales scholar you join our network of scholars from Fullbright, Gilman, and Global Wales postgraduate scholarship students. You will have the opportunity to come to termly events where you can meet other scholars and have opportunities for personal and professional growth through training sessions.

Research opportunities

Welsh universities are at the forefront of groundbreaking research across various fields. By choosing a Welsh institution for your Chevening Scholarship, you gain access to cutting-edge research projects and facilities. Engaging in such research not only contributes to your academic development but also allows you to make a meaningful impact on society.

Language enrichment

Wales is very proud to have its own unique language, Welsh is one of the oldest living languages in Europe. Studying in Wales provides a unique chance to learn or enhance your English and Welsh language skills. While programs are predominantly taught in English, exposure to the Welsh language adds an extra layer of cultural enrichment to your academic journey.

Welsh campuses are incredibly diverse communities, and all our universities are welcoming to students from all over the world. In addition to being exposed to Welsh and British culture, you’ll also meet people of different nationalities and ethnicities which will broaden your view of the world and help you in your future career.

Networking and professional development

The Chevening Scholarship emphasizes leadership and networking. Studying in Wales provides ample opportunities to connect with local professionals, academics, and experts in various fields. These connections can prove invaluable as you shape your post-study career.


Selecting a Welsh university for your Chevening application is more than just a choice of academic institution; it's an opportunity to embark on a transformative journey that combines rigorous learning with cultural immersion.

The unique blend of academic excellence, cultural heritage, and a supportive community makes Wales an increasingly attractive destination for Chevening Scholars. By considering a Welsh university, you're opening the door to a world of possibilities and experiences that could shape your future in ways you've never imagined.

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