Chevening alumni can ‘request resettlement’

Chevening alumni remaining in Afghanistan will be able to request resettlement in the UK later this month, the British government announced on June 13. 

A pathway has been created with up to 1500 places available in the first year for eligible individuals and their families as part of the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme. 

The Chevening scholarship is a government-funded program, run by the FCDO and British Council, that enables individuals from other countries with “demonstrable leadership potential” to undertake a master’s degree in the UK.

In January, it was reported that 23 Chevening alumni remained in Afghanistan, following the Taliban takeover in August 2021.

Campaigners argue that the alumni are at particular risk of being targeted by the Taliban due to their Western ties.

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