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Chevening Scholarship Application Process

by Chetna Vasishth

Chevening scholarships are the UK Government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK.

Two types of Chevening scholarships are awarded every year. One is the full Chevening Scholarship and the other one is the Partnership award. The partner Universities and the courses keep changing every year. For this one has to check the website homepage.

www.chevening.org in the year of application.

It is important to note that the Chevening scholarship is applicable for all universities in the UK irrespective of whether they have been listed as Partners on the Chevening website homepage or not


  1. Who is eligible to apply for this scholarship?


  • 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 to 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
  • Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 13 July 2017
  • Meet the Chevening English language requirement by 13 July 2017
  1. What is the selection process for the scholarship?

There is a two step selection process.

First step: Submission of Application form

Second step: Interview at the British High Commission

  1. What are the application materials to be submitted for the scholarship?

There are five application materials that are required to be submitted.

  • The Application form
  • Two references
  • A Copy of a Valid Passport
  • University Transcripts
  • English Language Test Score

Apart from them, within the application form a candidate must select three universities and course choices at the universities. Further, the candidate is required to give details about his or her work experience.

  1. What is the value of the Chevening award?

A Chevening award covers all expenses, namely

  • University tuition fees
  • A monthly stipend
  • Travel costs to and from the U.K
  • An arrival allowance
  • A homeward departure allowance
  • A thesis grant
  • A grant for study materials
  • A study travel allowance
  • The cost of one visa application
  • A travel grant to attend Chevening events in the UK
  1. What are the important dates to take note of while applying for the scholarship?

August 8,                                                        Applications open

November 3,                                                   Application Deadline

First week of April,                                        Shortlisted candidates are invited for interview

April – May,                                                   Interview period

First week of June,                                          Candidates who have appeared for the interview

are given a decision-selected, waitlisted or not


July 14,                                                           The date by which conditions of the award have

to be met.


3rd Week of July,                                            Final Award Letter is issued


End of July,                                                     The British High Commission will inform you

to collect or courier you the final award letter.


  1. If I have any questions about the application whom do I get in touch with?

Contact Form

If the candidate has any queries, he or she may go to the Chevening website and submit their query through the contact form available on the website.


The Chevening scholarship also maintains a Facebook page. A candidate may post their queries on the Facebook page of the scholarship.


  1. What is the website where the details about the scholarship are listed?

The link to the website for the Chevening scholarship is http://www.chevening.org


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