Postgraduate funding

British Chevening Scholarships

Eligibility criteria

  • Open to residents of the following countries
    All Nationalities (except UK & EU)
  • To be eligible for a Chevening Award 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 (this may be up to five years for fellowship programmes, so please refer to your country page for further details)
    • Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 16 July 2020
    • Meet the Chevening English language requirement by 16 July 2020

    You are not eligible for a Chevening Award 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 an award.
    • Are an employee, a former employee, or relative of an employee (since July 2017) of Her Majesty’s Government (including British Embassies/High Commissions, the Department for International Development, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Department for International Trade, the Ministry of Defence and the Home Office), the British Council, or a staff member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. Employees, former employees, or relatives of an employee (since July 2017) of Chevening Partner organisations are eligible to apply, but cannot receive a Chevening/Partner Award from the organisation for which they work, previously worked, or are affiliated with through relatives.
    • (Note: Immediate relatives are defined as parents or step-parents, siblings or step-siblings, children or step-children, spouse, civil partner or unmarried partner (where the couple have been in a relationship akin to marriage or civil partnership for at least two years)
    • Have previously studied in the UK with funding from a UK Government-funded scholarship. However, if you have previously studied under a UK Government-funded scholarship (including Chevening), you may be eligible to apply for a Chevening Fellowship five years after completion of your initial UK Government-funded scholarship.

  • Once submitted, applications undergo an electronic sift against our eligibility criteria. Any applications deemed ineligible will be removed from the selection process. Please note that once your application has been submitted, it is not possible to change it retrospectively.

  • Applicable subjects
    All Subjects

Application details

Applications may be submitted
from
06-Aug-2018 until 05-Nov-2019

Information about the funding
Chevening is the UK government’s global scholarships programme that offers future leaders the unique opportunity to study in the UK. These fully-funded scholarships enable outstanding emerging leaders from all over the world to pursue one-year master’s degrees in any subject at any UK university.

The Chevening programme was established in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international scheme. Chevening Scholars come from more than 150 countries and territories worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and this year the Scholarships will support more than 1500 individuals. There are over 43,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.

The programme provides funding for full-time courses at postgraduate level, normally a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject and at any UK university.

Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject and at any of the UK’s leading universities.

The Scholarships aim to support UK foreign policy priorities by creating lasting positive relationships with future leaders, influencers and decision-makers around the world.

Specified use
Most Chevening scholarships cover:

  • Tuition fees
  • A maintenance allowance at a set rate (for one individual)
  • An economy class return airfare
  • Additional grants to cover essential expenditure

Some scholarships cover part of the cost of studying in the UK, for example, tuition fees only. The terms and conditions of the scholarship, including this information, will be made clear at the time of application.

Application procedure

Applications for 2020/2021 Chevening Scholarships are open between 12:00 BST on 5 August 2019 and 12:00 GMT on 5 November 2019. Applications for some Chevening Fellowships are also now open.

Note that you are expected to submit applications to UK universities before, or at the same time as, applying for a Chevening Scholarship. In the majority of cases you must apply for a one-year Master’s course.

For full details and to apply, please visit the Chevening website.


Contact details

Contact us at www.chevening.org/enquiry

Funding provider
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations

Please note the database is updated regularly but is a guide only and not a guarantee of funding nor an exhaustive list of all funding available.

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