Celebrating 30 Years of Chevening Scholarship in Vietnam with Vibrant Events

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the esteemed Chevening Government Scholarship and its 30-year establishment in Vietnam, the British Embassy in Hanoi organized a remarkable series of events. This momentous occasion brought together a multitude of Chevening alumni spanning across generations, creating a sense of unity and pride within the community.


The British Embassy in Hanoi and Chevening alumni participated in a symbolic dragon boat activity at West Lake, forming the shape of the number 40 to mark the 40-year milestone of the Chevening Scholarship worldwide.

Boats line up to form the shape of the number 40, symbolizing the 40-year milestone of the Chevening Scholarship worldwide.

The Chevening alumni and embassy staff also participated in a lake cleanup initiative, contributing to a cleaner and more picturesque environment to enhance the significance of this commemorative occasion.

As part of the series of events to commemorate 30 years of the Chevening Scholarship in Vietnam, a roundtable discussion was held among the Vietnamese Chevening alumni on December 9 in Hanoi. The discussion focused on the topic of “Sustainable Development,” which has been a central theme throughout the year-long celebration of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

On the same day, a commemorative ceremony was organized by the British Embassy in Hanoi. Chevening alumni from diverse professions and workplaces gathered to explore the latest updates on Vietnam’s commitments at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) and the Resource Mobilization Plan for implementing the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP). They also discussed ways to support Vietnam’s energy transition.

Chevening alumni and embassy staff gathered at the commemorative ceremony.

During the ceremony, British Ambassador to Vietnam, Iain Frew, reflected on the 30 remarkable milestones of Chevening’s journey in reaching out to Vietnamese students, as well as the growth and connectivity of the Chevening alumni community.

Chevening is a global scholarship program established by the British Government in 1983. It is considered one of the most valuable and prestigious government scholarships for international students. In Vietnam, approximately 550 individuals have been granted this scholarship in the past 30 years, since 1993.
Fanasy Nguyen Le