Chevening for Kashmir

Our pilot mentorship scheme to help Kashmiri applicants with Chevening scholarship and university applications in the UK.

Offered in collaboration with Project EduAccess




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About the Mentorship Programme

Through our Chevening for Kashmir Mentorship programme, we seek to connect potential applicants from Kashmir with Kashmiris who have successfully completed the Chevening scholarship and university admission processes.

Our Mentors are current or past Chevening Scholars from Kashmir from diverse educational backgrounds e.g., law, architecture, urban planning, engineering, literature etc. They will guide Mentees through the Chevening Scholarship application process and admission applications to universities in the UK. Through specially designed one-on-one mentorship sessions, our Mentors will help Mentees with drafting personal statements, statements of purpose, writing samples, CV, and other application documents. They will also provide advice on all aspects of the applications e.g., finding ideal referees, etc.

In addition to the Chevening Scholarship, Mentors will offer advice on other scholarships e.g., the Commonwealth, Felix, Inlaks and other funding avenues.

About the Chevening Scholarship

Chevening is the UK government’s international scholarships programme. Funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and partner organisations, Chevening Scholarship enables you to study in the UK for one year on a fully funded master’s degree course.

Successful Chevening candidates come from a diverse range of countries and backgrounds, but they all demonstrate the passion, vision and skills needed to shape a better world. There are many benefits to being selected, including fully funded tuition fees, access to some of the best quality education in the world, exclusive networking opportunities, and the chance to explore the UK’s diverse culture.

To know more about the Chevening, you can visit their official website here.


To be eligible for our Chevening for Kashmir Mentorship programme, you must:

  • Be a resident of Kashmir.*
  • Have completed all components of an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto a postgraduate programme at a UK university by the time you submit your application.
  • Have at least two years (equivalent to 2,800 hours) of work experience (this includes voluntary work, paid or unpaid internships etc).
  • to apply postgraduate programme at a UK university
  • Meet all other eligibility requirements of the Chevening Scholarship.

Preference will be given to those applicants who are disadvantaged by inter alia social position, economic ability and geography.

*Note: Kashmir refers to the whole of the historic state of Jammu and Kashmir as it existed prior to 1947.

Some of Our Mentors

Hasnain Khawja
Chevening Scholar 2020-21
Master of Laws (LLM)
Queen Mary Univ of London

Suhail Rashid Bhat
Chevening Scholar 2019-20
Master of Laws (LLM)
SOAS, University of London

Malika Galib Shah
Chevening Scholar 2017-18
LLM in Human Rights
University College London (UCL)

Syed Zubair Shah
Chevening Scholar 2018-19
MSc in Future Power Networks
Imperial College London

Maria Shawl
Chevening Scholar 2020-21
MA in Literary Studies
Durham University

Shoaib Latif Khan
Chevening Scholar 2018-19
Master of Laws (LLM)
Queen Mary Univ of London

Apply to be a Mentee?

If you are interested in, and meet the eligibility requirements for, our Chevening for Kashmir Mentorship programme, you can apply to be a Mentee now. The last date to apply is Sunday, 1 August 2021 (11:59pm IST).

Still have questions?

If you are not sure about your eligibility for the Chevening Scholarship or have any questions about the Chevening for Kashmir Mentorship programme, we will do everything we can to help you.

Walo ha baagwaano nav-bahaar’uk shaan paida kar,
pholan gul gath karan bulbul tithee samaan paida kar

Ghulam Ahmad Mahjoor

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