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7 August 2018

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Chevening Scholarships are now open for 2019/2020 applicants, take a look at our useful tips on how to apply and what it is all about.

What is Chevening?

Chevening is the UK Government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships.

Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders and influencers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.

Who can apply?

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 11 July 2019
  • Meet the Chevening English language requirement by 11 July 2019

When can I apply?

Applications for Chevening Scholarships and some Fellowships opened on 6 August 2018 for opportunities to study in the UK in 2019/2020. Applications will close on 6 November 2018.

What do I need to apply?

Prior to starting your application, please ensure you have the following ready:

  • Valid passport or national ID card
  • University transcripts and degree certificates (undergraduate, postgraduate)
  • Three different UK Master’s course choices
  • The names and details of two valid referees

Useful information:

  • Chevening does not cover PhD, distance learning courses, or courses that are longer than one year.
  • Chevening eligible courses are one-year full time taught UK based Master’s courses starting in autumn.
  • All applications must be made on the online system.
  • There is no age limit on Chevening Awards.
  • Applicants do not need to hold university offers when submitting a Chevening application.

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