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 – 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.
Applications for Chevening Scholarships and some Chevening Fellowship awards are open between 8 August and 8 November 2016. Applications for various Chevening Fellowships programmes open at different points during the year.
Please read the information on this page carefully prior to applying. Applications for all scholarships and some fellowships close on 8 November at 12:00 GMT (midday UK time). For the latest tips and advice, sign up here to receive our newsletter.
Applications for Chevening Awards can only be submitted using the Chevening online application system, available through the ‘apply’ button on your country’s page. Detailed advice on applying for fellowships can be found through your country’s fellowship page.
Prior to starting your application for a Chevening Scholarship please ensure you have the following ready:
- Essential: Three different UK master’s course choices
- Optional: English language test results (if you’ve already met the requirements)
- Optional: UK master’s university offer (if you’ve already met the requirements)
You can submit your initial application without these optional documents and upload them to your application at any point up to 13 July 2017. Please note that only documents in PDF format can be uploaded and documents cannot be over 5MB in size.
If you are eventually conditionally selected for a Chevening Scholarship, it is essential that you provide evidence that you meet the Chevening English language requirements and that you have at least one offer from an eligible course before 13 July 2017 in order to remain in the process.
Application guidance for Chevening Scholarships
It is recommended that you read the guidance below to help you submit an eligible application.
A year ago, thousands of people just like you put themselves forward for a Chevening Award. A year later, the successful applicants are now on their way to the UK to begin their journeys as Cheveners! Over the next few weeks we’ll feature some of our favourite #ChosenForChevening stories, but you can find more on Instagram and Twitter.