Ms. Cristina Swen Lopez from the Presidential Management Staff asks a question on the Chevening Program during the open forum.

The British Embassy held an information session on Chevening Scholarships at the Foreign Service Institute on 21 September 2015.

The Chevening Scholarship Program is a prestigious global scheme targeted at future influential leaders and decision makers, allowing them to study for a one-year Master’s degree at any of the UK’s leading universities. The scholarships are awarded to outstanding established or future leaders across a wide range of fields including public policy and international relations, peace and conflict studies, law and human rights, health and sciences, and media among others.  For 2015, the Chevening Scholarship Program is offering 28 slots, the largest number ever given to the Philippines, 5 of which is allotted for Bangsamoro.

Mr. Stephen Lysaght, First Secretary and Head of Political and Economic Section of the British Embassy, discussed the application procedure as well as the coverage. During the open forum, Mr. Lysaght pointed out the importance of the applicant’s current or future career goals in relation to the course and field of study being applied for.

The Scholarship Roadshow was organized by the Scholarship Programs Section of the Carlos P. Romulo School of Diplomacy.

For more information on the Chevening Scholarships, please visit their website or contact the Foreign Service Institute’s Scholarship Programs Section at 834-4637 and 834-4771.

Mr. Stephen Lysaght, First Secretary and Head of Political and Economic Section of the British Embassy, presents the Chevening Program.


Discussing further the Chevening Scholarships are Foreign Service Officers Patrick Hilado and Robert Borje with First Secretary Lysaght.
Left to right: Ms. Sonia D. Diaz (Head, Scholarship Programs Section), Ms. Anna Carreon (Scholarships and Digital Diplomacy Officer, British Embassy Manila), Mr. Stephen Lysaght (First Secretary and Head of Political and Economic Section, British Embassy Manila), and Ms. Marichu Liwanag (Head, Carlos P. Romulo of Diplomacy)