Because these scholarships are fully-funded (flights, accommodation, and course fees are all included), you are free to focus on achieving your professional goals and maximising the experience of a lifetime. You will live and study in the UK for a year, during which time you will develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK. On completing your studies, you will leave the UK equipped with the knowledge and networks necessary to bring your own ideas to life.
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 15 July 2021.
You must ensure that you meet the minimum work-experience requirement for the scholarship before submitting your Chevening application. Chevening Scholarships require that applicants have at least two years of work experience.
If you do not already have the required level of work experience, you will be unable to submit your application.
Eligible types of work experience
The types of work experience that are eligible for Chevening can include:
- Full-time employment
- Part-time employment
- Voluntary work
- Paid or unpaid internships
How to Apply
(A) University admissions
You are expected to submit applications to UK universities before, or at the same time as, applying for a Chevening Scholarship. It is your responsibility to pay for any fee relating to your university applications, (including administration fees, English tests and GMAT tests). The courses to which you apply must be:
- a one year postgraduate Master’s course,
- the University of Oxford Certificate in Diplomatic Studies, or
- an approved short course (as advertised from time to time on the Chevening website and/or your local British Embassy or High Commission website).
You may be able to apply for other courses through their partner organisations. The following courses will not be accepted under the Chevening Scholarships programme:
- Undergraduate degrees
- Distance learning courses
- Part-time courses
- Courses over one year in length including PhDs or DPhils
- Supervised research not leading to a Master’s degree qualification
- Courses with more than one month of study outside the UK
(B) Chevening Scholarship Application
- You should register on the Chevening Scholarship website to receive notification when the eChevening site is open
- When the eChevening site opens, you are expected to complete the form online and answer all questions asked on the form
- You should check the application timeline for your country by selecting your country from the drop down list of countries at the right side of the scholarship page
- You must satisfy the requirements of the school you are applying to and be admitted in order to receive the scholarship funding
- You will be required to submit a list of your preferred universities as part of the eChevening scholarship. Make sure you have either applied for admission or are in the process of applying by the time you submit your applying to Chevening
- State very clearly how you meet the selection criteria on the personal statement you will submit as part of your application
- We strongly advise you to read the Frequently Asked Questions for clarification.
Deadline: Applications close on November 3, 2020.