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Chevening Scholarships Programme

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many Chevening scholarships were granted in each of the last three years, broken down by country of origin of recipient. (156937)

[Holding answer 15 October 2007]: Details for the two academic years 2004-05 and 2005-06 are given in the Chevening Programme annual report for each year. The reports are available at: http://www.chevening.com/about/reports/. They will also be placed in the Library of the House. The annual report for 2006-07 is not yet available and so the details for that academic year are provided in the following table. The report will also be placed in the Library of the House.

Country

Core scheme

Central jointly funded

Fellows

Total

Afghanistan

8

2

0

10

Albania

7

2

2

11

Algeria

4

0

2

6

Angola

2

0

2

4

Anguilla

1

0

0

1

Antigua

1

1

0

2

Argentina

17

6

0

23

Armenia

5

2

4

11

Australia

7

5

0

12

Azerbaijan

5

3

6

14

Bahamas

1

0

0

1

Bahrain

8

0

2

10

Bangladesh

11

1

5

17

Barbados

1

1

1

3

Belarus

3

8

0

11

Belize

2

0

0

2

Bolivia

2

4

0

6

Bosnia

10

2

0

12

Botswana

3

2

0

5

Brazil

33

8

1

42

British Virgin Islands

0

0

2

2

Brunei

3

0

0

3

Bulgaria

7

13

2

22

Burma

0

1

4

5

Cambodia

2

0

8

10

Cameroon

4

4

6

14

Canada

9

0

2

11

Cayman Islands

0

0

0

0

Chile

8

2

0

10

China

146

17

15

178

Colombia

10

1

4

15

Costa Rica

2

0

0

2

Cote D’Ivoire

0

0

0

0

Croatia

9

22

1

32

Cuba

2

0

0

2

Cyprus

6

0

0

6

Czech Republic

5

2

1

8

Democratic Republic Of Congo

2

0

0

2

Dominica

0

0

0

0

Dominican Rep (and Haiti)

3

0

0

3

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

0

0

0

0

East Jerusalem

10

10

2

22

East Timor

1

0

0

1

Ecuador

1

0

5

6

Egypt

29

1

9

39

El Salvador

1

0

0

1

Eritrea

0

0

0

0

Estonia

3

0

2

5

Ethiopia

10

0

6

16

Fiji

1

1

0

2

Gambia

1

0

0

1

Georgia

9

9

2

20

Ghana

15

5

1

21

Guatemala

1

0

2

3

Guyana

1

2

0

3

Honduras

1

0

0

1

Hong Kong

21

2

0

23

Hungary

5

0

3

8

Iceland

7

0

0

7

India

68

9

2

79

Indonesia

33

8

4

45

Iran

11

3

5

19

Iraq

22

0

0

22

Israel

15

1

0

16

Jamaica

5

3

0

8

Japan

7

1

1

9

Jordan

10

5

1

16

Kazakhstan

4

2

3

9

Kenya

9

3

10

22

Kiribati

0

0

0

0

Korea

33

0

2

35

Kosovo

8

9

0

17

Kuwait

2

0

0

2

Kyrgyzstan

2

8

0

10

Laos

0

0

0

0

Latvia

3

0

1

4

Lebanon

6

1

0

7

Lesotho

1

5

0

6

Libya

7

0

0

7

Lithuania

2

0

0

2

Luxembourg

0

0

0

0

Macedonia

8

10

0

18

Madagascar

0

0

0

0

Malawi

3

10

0

13

Malaysia

27

2

5

34

Maldives

2

0

0

2

Mali

2

0

0

2

Malta

9

0

0

9

Mauritius

2

0

0

2

Mexico

43

1

8

52

Moldova

4

3

0

7

Mongolia

0

4

0

4

Montserrat

2

0

0

2

Morocco

7

0

0

7

Mozambique

3

0

0

3

Namibia

3

0

0

3

Nepal

3

1

6

10

New Zealand

2

2

0

4

Nicaragua

2

0

0

2

Niger

0

0

0

0

Nigeria

30

9

8

47

Oman

9

0

3

12

Pakistan

30

11

8

49

Panama

2

0

0

2

Papua New Guinea

2

0

0

2

Paraguay

2

0

0

2

Peru

1

2

0

3

Philippines

6

2

9

17

Poland

17

3

1

21

Qatar

3

0

0

3

Romania

11

16

0

27

Russia

37

11

2

50

Rwanda

3

0

0

3

Saudi Arabia

5

0

0

5

Senegal

3

0

0

3

Serbia and Montenegro

7

10

2

19

Seychelles

1

0

0

1

Sierra Leone

1

1

0

2

Singapore

5

0

1

6

Slovakia

4

0

2

6

Slovenia

7

0

1

8

Solomon Islands

0

0

0

0

South Africa

21

11

1

33

Sri Lanka

2

0

0

2

St. Kitts and Nevis

0

0

0

0

St. Lucia

0

0

0

0

St. Vincent

0

0

0

0

Sudan

4

0

11

15

Swaziland

2

2

0

4

Syria

9

3

2

14

Taiwan

4

1

0

5

Tajikistan

3

9

0

12

Tanzania

7

4

3

14

Thailand

8

0

4

12

Tonga

0

0

0

0

Trinidad and Tobago

3

4

0

7

Tunisia

4

0

1

5

Turkey

44

1

11

56

Turkmenistan

3

2

0

5

Tuvalu

0

0

0

0

United Arab Emirates

0

0

0

0

Uganda

4

6

0

10

Ukraine

18

13

0

31

Uruguay

3

0

0

3

USA

0

0

0

0

Uzbekistan

2

3

2

7

Vanuatu

0

0

0

0

Venezuela

3

1

2

6

Vietnam

15

5

5

25

Yemen

10

0

0

10

Zambia

5

15

0

20

Zimbabwe

18

20

0

38

Total

1,214

395

229

1,838

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the expenditure on Chevening Scholarships was in each year since 1997. (157556)

Details for the eight academic years from 1998-99 to 2005-06 are given in the Chevening Programme Annual Report for each year. The reports are available at: http://www.chevening.com/about/reports/. They will also be placed in the Library of the House. There was no annual report for 1997-98 and we do not have accurate financial statistics for that year, but the cost was about £29 million. In academic year 2006-07 the Foreign and Commonwealth Office spent £29.7 million on Chevening Scholarships and a further £3.6 million on Chevening Fellowships. The figure for Scholarships includes £3.5 million spent on Central Jointly Funded Scholarships.