Deadline: depends on the country
Open to: candidates from the following countries with a degree that is equivalent to at least a good UK second-class honours degree, at least 2 years’ work or equivalent experience and good command of English
Scholarship: covers: tuition fees, travel costs, an arrival and baggage allowance costs, monthly stipend – £917 per month outside London and £1134 per month inside London (subject to annual review)
Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK.
The programme provides full or part funding for full-time courses at postgraduate level, normally a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject and at any UK university.
The Chevening programme makes awards to talented individuals who demonstrate the potential to become future leaders, decision makers and opinion formers. Chevening Scholarships are awarded across a wide range of fields; including politics, government, business, the media, the environment, civil society, religion, and academia.
To qualify for a Chevening Scholarship, you must:
- demonstrate that you have achieved a minimum English language requirement at the time that you submit your application – English requirement you can check here
- be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country at the time of applying for the award, and intend to return there at the end of the period of study
- hold a degree that is equivalent to at least a good UK second-class honours degree. Further information on UK degree equivalency can be found from UK Naric
- have completed at least two years’ work or equivalent experience by 30 September 2012
- there are no age restrictions for Chevening Scholarships
A full Chevening Scholarship award normally comprises:
- payment of tuition fees;
- travel to and from your country of residence by an approved route for you only;
- an arrival allowance;
- a grant for the cost of preparation of a thesis or dissertation (if required);
- an excess baggage allowance;
- the cost of an entry clearance (visa) application for you only;
- a monthly personal living allowance (stipend) to cover accommodation and living expenses. The monthly stipend will depend on whether you are studying inside or outside London. It is currently £917 per month outside London and £1134 per month inside London (subject to annual review).
How to apply?
1. Registering your interest: You should register your interest in the Chevening Scholarships programme and sign up to receive notifications of application opening and closing dates for your country via the country pages of the Chevening website.
2. Applying through eChevening: To apply for a Chevening Scholarship, you must complete and submit an online eChevening application form. If you have registered on the Chevening website you will be notified when the eChevening site is open for applications. The opening and closing dates for each country will be available on the country pages of the Chevening website.
- Your eChevening application form will ask you to demonstrate that you meet the Chevening minimum English language requirement. You will be asked to provide details of your Academic IELTS, Pearson PTE Academic or TOEFL iBT test including the scores that you achieved for each component and your test report or certificate number.
- The eChevening application form will ask you to state three UK universities and courses in order of your preference. You should submit applications to your preferred.
3. Review of applications: Applications will be sifted against the Chevening eligibility criteria and then reviewed by a committee chaired by a Regional Advisor and administered by the Chevening Scholarships Secretariat. The Regional Advisor will make recommendations to the local British Embassy or British High Commission about which candidates might be invited for interview.
4. Invitation to interview: The final decision on which candidates are invited for interview will be made by the local British Embassy or British High Commission. Candidates invited for interview will not be reimbursed for any expenses incurred in travelling to attend the interview (unless otherwise specified in your invitation to interview letter).
Before applying read carefully an application guidance
Find out more information on Chevening Scholarships and specific deadlines on the country pages. Find your country
Applications are also accepted through the partner organisations for Chevening Scholarships for specific programmes/countries. You should consult the websites indicated for details about eligible countries and how to apply. List of the websites can be found here
If you have a question about applying for a Chevening Scholarship, please contact the organizers