Applications for 2022/2023 Chevening Scholarships are now open.
Chevening is the UK government’s international scholarships program. Funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office and partner organizations, we offer awards 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.
At the end of your scholarship, you’ll join our diverse community of over 50,000 global alumni. You’ll return home equipped with the knowledge and networks to bring your ideas to life and thrive in your career.
It doesn’t matter where you come from. It’s where you’re going that counts.
Required documents for Chevening Scholarship
All Chevening applicants must submit their education documents, references, and one unconditional UK university offer. The deadlines for these required documents are in the Chevening application timeline. Use the ‘update my application’ button above to upload them.
If you are conditionally selected for a Chevening Scholarship, it is essential that you submit these documents in order to remain in the process.
Selection updates and timelines
You will receive email updates about your application status at each step of the selection process. You can also check your status on the online application system. Log in using your registration details. Take a look at the Chevening application timeline and their FAQs for a better understanding of the upcoming stages of the selection process.
What is included in Chevening Scholarship?
As Chevening Scholarships are fully funded, your award includes the following:
- University tuition fees
- A monthly stipend
- Travel costs to and from the UK
- An arrival allowance
- A homeward departure allowance
- The cost of one visa application
- A travel grant to attend Chevening events in the UK
Who can apply for a Chevening Scholarship?
Chevening enables outstanding emerging leaders from all over the world to pursue one-year master’s degrees in the UK.
There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ Chevening Scholar, but those who are successful tend to have ambition, leadership qualities, and a passion for influencing positive change in their home countries.
They encourage you to apply if you meet their eligibility criteria and other requirements. Your gender, age (there is no upper age limit), sexual orientation, religion, marriage or parenthood status, caste, class, or other attributes do not matter to them.
What matters is your ability to submit a thoughtful application that demonstrates you are capable of excelling on an intense master’s course in the UK, and that you have a clear vision for your future.
Chevening Scholarship Eligibility
To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship you must:
- Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country or territory.
- Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended.
- 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. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK but may be different depending on your course and university choice.
- Have at least two years (equivalent to 2,800 hours) of work experience.
- Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 14 July 2022.
You are not eligible for a Chevening Scholarship if you:
- Hold British or dual British citizenship (unless you are a citizen of a British Overseas Territory or hold BN(O) and are applying from Hong Kong).
- Hold refugee status in a non-Chevening eligible country. Applicants who are citizens of a Chevening-eligible country and who hold refugee status in a Chevening-eligible country are eligible for a scholarship.
- Are an employee, a former employee, or relative* of an employee of Her Majesty’s Government, or have been within the last two years from the opening of Chevening applications (including the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, all British Embassies/High Commissions, the Home Office, the Ministry of Defence, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Department for International Trade and the UKBA), the British Council, a sponsoring UK university, or a staff member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
- Employees, former employees, or relatives* of an employee of Chevening Partner organisations are eligible to apply, but if the employment took place within the last two years, you cannot receive a Chevening Partner Award from the organisation from which you work, previously worked, or are affiliated with through relatives.
- Have previously studied in the UK with funding from a UK Government-funded scholarship.
Having a master’s degree does not prevent you from applying for a Chevening Award to study for a second master’s degree in the UK, as long as you can clearly explain why it will help you fulfill your career plan to influence positive change in your home country.
Once submitted, applications undergo an electronic sift against our eligibility criteria. Any applications deemed ineligible will be removed from the selection process. Please see the list of common errors here.
If you make these errors in your application form, your application will be ineligible. Please note that once your application has been submitted, it is not possible to change it retrospectively.
How to Apply for Chevening Scholarship
To apply for the Chevening scholarship click here
Note that Chevening scholarship is available for several countries, after visiting the application page find the awards available in your country/territory. Begin by selecting your country of citizenship.
You can then refine your search depending on if you are applying for a scholarship or a fellowship.
Frequently Asked Questions
Qns: I am coming with my family. Will Chevening pay for my dependent’s quarantine?
Ans: Chevening will only pay for the scholar’s quarantine costs. It is possible to book quarantine packages for dependents via our travel company Diversity travel when a scholar is booked but it is the scholar’s responsibility to organize and pay for this.
Qns: Can I apply for the Graduate route visa and stay in the UK at the end of my course?
Ans: No, Chevening Scholars cannot apply for a Graduate route visa. When you accept a Chevening Award, you agree to return home for two years at the end of your scholarship.
Qns: When should I submit references in support of my application?
Ans: You are asked to supply the contact details of two referees when you submit your application. If your application is progressed, you must ensure you have uploaded two references to the online application system prior to your interview. Read about what we require from your references.
Qns: I will need to take PCR tests in order to travel to the UK – will I be reimbursed for these?
Ans: All scholars entering the UK from countries on the green or amber list will receive £120 as a contribution to the PCR tests required for travel to and after arrival in the UK. You will receive this contribution once you have commenced your studies in the UK. This contribution is in addition to your arrival allowance.
Qns: My country is on the UK red list for travel. Will Chevening pay for my quarantine costs?
Ans: All scholars entering the UK from a red list country will have the option to book the quarantine package through Diversity Travel after you have booked your incoming flight. Chevening will pay for quarantine packages booked through Diversity Travel. Diversity Travel will advise if you need to quarantine.
Qns: I am from an amber list country and will need to quarantine. How will I get food and supplies?
Ans: Your university will be able to support you with getting food and supplies. Please make sure you let them know that you will need to quarantine upon arrival in the UK. Many supermarkets will deliver food and supplies directly to you.
Preparation is key to giving yourself the best chance of being awarded a fully-funded Chevening Scholarship to study in the UK. To help you, we’ve collated our best guidance and advice.
It will enable you to:
- Find the right courses
- Choose appropriate references
- Avoid common mistakes that other applicants make
You’ll also find their terms and conditions. If your application is successful, you’ll need to agree to these before accepting your award.
We wish you all the best of luck and can’t wait to welcome those of you who are successful to our diverse and global community!
This is encouraging and I am so much interested in getting my master’s degree. The think here is that, I am a self supporter and don’t have the financial support to continue my study.