Chevening Scholarships enable outstanding emerging leaders from all over the world to pursue one-year master’s degrees in the UK. Whilst there is no ‘typical’ Chevening Scholar, we are looking for the kind of people who have the passion, ideas, and influence to provide the solutions and leadership needed to create a better future.
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.
Chevening Scholarship coverage
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.
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 13 July 2023.
The types of work experience that are eligible for Chevening can include:
Paid or unpaid internships
Work experience can be completed before, during, or after graduating from your undergraduate studies, however, any mandatory employment that counted towards your undergraduate or postgraduate course would not be eligible.
Applicants are required to select three course choices when applying for a Chevening Award. This means that you will have alternative options if, for any reason, you are not offered a place on your first course option. It also provides our assessors with a clearer picture of your career goals and they may suggest your second or third course choice as a more suitable option for a Chevening Award.
In order to be eligible, the courses you choose must be full-time, and:
Start in the autumn term (usually September/October)
Taught master’s (i.e. not research-focused MRes programmes)
Lead to a master’s degree qualification
Based in the UK
All Chevening applications must be submitted through our online application system (OAS). Watch this video for a detailed explanation of how to apply!