Chevening Scholarships is the UK government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders since 1983. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organizations, Chevening offers two types of award–Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships–the recipients of which are personally selected by British Embassies and High Commissions throughout the world.
Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK. All former scholars and fellows, from 1983 to present, can reconnect with their classmates by joining the Chevening community platform.
The English language test must be taken from one of these providers on or after 1 October 2019. If you do not already have an existing eligible test certificate, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have booked a test date so that you can obtain the required results.
The course cannot be:
Less than nine months in duration
More than 12 months in duration
Ph.D. or DPhil are not permitted
Level/Field of study:
Chevening Scholarships are for students pursuing any of the following programs across the various fields of study;
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
This scholarship will be taken in the United Kingdom. The most popular destinations for study are the London School of Economics & Political Science, University College London, and the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, University of Nottingham, University of Bath and King’s College London.
More than thirty scholarships are currently awarded to candidates from Nepal, India, and China. Twenty or more are awarded to candidates from Egypt, South Korea, Indonesia, Pakistan, Mexico, and Brazil, with less than five core scholarships now available to candidates from Australia and Canada. (US students are not eligible, but can apply for the Marshall Scholarships which are also funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office). The Chevening Scholarship is not available to non-indigenous Australian candidates.
Scholarships Benefits for international students include a living stipend, airfares and the full or partial cost of tuition fees.
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 honors 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 12 July 2019
Meet the Chevening English language requirement by 12 July 2019
You must get an unconditional offer for one of your course choices by 13 July 2019.
In order to receive a Chevening Award, all applicants must demonstrate that they have fulfilled the Chevening English language requirement by 12 July 2019. We advise all applicants to ensure they have fulfilled the English language requirement as early as possible by either:
Taking an English language test
Claiming an exemption based on the UKVI exempt categories
If you fail to demonstrate that you have met the required English language level by 12 July 2018 or fail to prove that you qualify for an exemption, your application will not be successful. You are free to take tests more than once in order to meet the Chevening English language requirement.
Please note that Chevening does not pay for costs associated with English language testing. You are responsible for booking and paying for costs associated with these tests. Chevening accepts English language tests from five providers:
Pearson PTE Academic
Cambridge English: Advanced (CEA)
Trinity ISE II (B2)
Applications for Chevening scholarships are made online via a web portal.