Meet our Chevening Scholars

News | Posted on Friday 20 October 2023

Our scholars, Christian, Mauricio and Mahdi explain why they chose to study at the Centre for Applied Human Rights.

Left to right: Christian, Mauricio and Mahdi
Left to right: Christian, Mauricio and Mahdi

The Chevening Scholarship is the top UK scholarship program supported by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and partner universities. It allows emerging leaders from eligible countries to pursue a fully-funded master's programme in their university of choice. 

Christian (Philippines): "CAHR has an admirable track record in teaching students how to combine human rights principles and ideas with real-life global human rights challenges. Its Protective Fellowship Scheme for HRDs-at-risk highlights the struggle of HRDs globally, and it gives a meaningful platform where activists can share their experiences and stories to future human rights academics.” 

Mauricio (Brazil): “Visiting human rights defenders form the core of the Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR) work in terms of providing training for defenders, conducting research, and incorporating the visiting defenders as an integral part of the MA and LLM programmes.”

Mahdi (Somaliland): “One of the world’s leading academic institutions in the Human Rights Sector is the Centre for Applied Human Rights in York. CAHR has a good reputation internationally for its courses. CAHR provides a platform for academics, activists, policymakers and others to discuss shared challenges and co-produce solutions for creating positive change and becoming tomorrow’s leaders.”

Applying for the Chevening Scholarship

Applications for 2024/25 close on Tuesday 7 November 2023, 12noon (GMT)