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Funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organisations, Chevening Scholarships are aimed at outstanding scholars with leadership potential. The awards are typically for a one-year Masters degree in any subject.

Chevening Scholarships are available to students from more than 160 countries and territories worldwide (excluding the USA and EU). Since 2009, we have welcomed numerous Chevening scholars every year from around the world, including Afghanistan, Anguilla, Argentina, Brazil, Cameroon, China, Cuba, Egypt, Guatemala, Guyana, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kiribati, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Vietnam, West Bank & Gaza and Zambia. They have studied Masters degrees in a wide range of subjects in business, social sciences, law, health, psychology and engineering.

There are over 46,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship you must:

  • Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country
  • Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended
  • Have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto a postgraduate programme at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK.
  • Have at least two years’ work experience
  • Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 12 July 2018
  • Meet the Chevening English language requirement by 12 July 2018
How to Apply

Please navigate to your country’s application centre in order to start your application. The video below shows you how to get there:

In order to submit your application, you will need the following:

  • Valid passport/national ID card
  • University transcripts and degree certificates (undergraduate, postgraduate)
  • Three different UK master’s course choices

Please note that once your application has been submitted, it is not possible to change it retrospectively.

You may also wish to submit the following optional documents if you already meet the requirements. You can submit your initial application without these documents, but you will have to upload them to your application by 12 July 2018:

  • English language test results
  • UK master’s university offer

If you are invited to an interview, you will be required to submit two complete references via the online application system no later than 26 February 2018. If you have not submitted your documentation by this deadline, you will be unable to proceed with an interview.

Value of Scholarship

A full Chevening Scholarship normally comprises:

  • Payment of tuition fees
  • Economy travel to and from your country of residence by an approved route for you only
  • An arrival allowance
  • The cost of an entry clearance (visa) application for you only
  • A departure allowance
  • A contribution of up to £75 for TB testing, where this is required
  • A travel top up allowance
  • 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. These rates are subject to annual review.

However, the value of your scholarship may differ from the above if you are offered a part award by the embassy or high commission in your country.

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