Chevening Scholarships

Academic year 2019

Overview

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government's global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations.

The Scholarships are awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential. Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree.

For further information on applying for a Chevening Scholarship, sign up for alerts at the Chevening website. Applicants can also contact the Chevening Scholarships Secretariat at www.chevening.org/contact-us.

Eligibility

Geographical criteria

For full list of eligible countries, see the Chevening website.

Domicile for fee status

International

Level of study

Postgraduate Masters

Subjects

Full information about priority subjects for countries which offer Chevening Scholarships will be available on the country pages of the Chevening website.

Schools

Full information about priority subjects for countries which offer Chevening Scholarships will be available on the country pages of the Chevening website.

Additional criteria

Applicants should be high calibre graduates with the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership.

To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship, 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 on the Chevening website 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.

Further criteria may apply. See the Chevening website for details.

What does it cover?

Duration

1 year

Value (per year)

Most Chevening Scholarships cover:

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

Some Scholarships cover part of the cost of studying in the UK; for example, tuition fees only or allowances only.

Type of award

Tuition and Maintenance

Number of awards available

Variable

How to apply

Full information about deadlines and priority subjects for countries which offer Chevening Scholarships will be available on the country pages of the Chevening website.

When do applications open?

August 2018

Scholarship application deadline

6 November 2018 at 12:00 GMT

When should I apply to my chosen course?

We recommend applying for your course at the University of St Andrews before or at the same time as you apply for the scholarship.

Deadline

Application will close on 06 November 2018

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I utilized the services of SI-UK in Chennai which proved invaluable for me. They provided great assistance throughout my application process, guiding me from evaluating my choices to selecting the university that best matched my profile.
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"SI-UK has been a crucial part of my UK journey. They assisted me in obtaining my bachelor's degree in August 2019 and now, they've aided me in securing admission to a top design university in London for my master's. The counselors at SI-UK offer personalised support to each applicant, helping us in each and every step including the final stage of obtaining our CAS letter once we receive the offer."
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