Fellowships in China

Chevening Fellowships in China

Chevening Fellowships are awarded to talented mid-career professionals who have already demonstrated their capacity to lead and influence. Chevening Fellows are active in their field or subject and are looking to further enhance and expand their knowledge, skills, and expertise by spending time in the UK on a fully-funded short course or research project.

The following fellowships are currently closed for applications:

  • Chevening Clore Fellowship 
  • Chevening British Library Fellowship (Turkic-language collection) 


In addition to these fellowships, additional fellowships may be available to citizens of China.


SEARCHING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS? There are also scholarships available in China. Find out more about Chevening Scholarships in China. 

How to apply

Applications for Chevening Fellowships can be submitted using the Chevening online application system, available through the 'apply' button on this page.

Prior to starting your application for a Chevening Fellowship please ensure you have the following ready:


  • Two references to be provided in a letter format and written in English
  • Valid passport/national ID card
  • University transcripts (undergraduate, postgraduate)

Please note that only documents in PDF format can be uploaded and documents cannot be over 5MB in size.


  • English language (if already met the requirements) 

You can submit your initial application without the optional document and upload them to your application at a later date. 

Application guidance

It is recommended that you read the guidance below to help you submit an eligible application.

What is included?

Each fellowship award includes the following:

  • Full programme fees
  • Living expenses for the duration of the fellowship
  • Return economy flight from China to the UK


Chevening is funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organisations. Our partners contribute to Chevening in various ways, helping us to develop talented individuals from across the globe who will go on to be future leaders and decision makers.

All of our partners are like-minded organisations, who have a real passion and desire to enhance the lives of people from all corners of the earth. Find out more about them, and why they have committed to supporting Chevening in your country by reading their profiles:

Local news

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Global news

Ukrainian Chevening Scholar and weight-lifter Bohdan Bon has been selected to represent the Great Britain team at a major international powerlifting championship. Bohdan is from Kyiv, Ukraine and is currently studying an LLM in International Banking and Finance Law at the University of Leeds. Read more
To mark Human Rights Day, the British embassy in Jakarta and Chevening Alumni Association Indonesia ran a competition called 'Chevening Diversity: 1 minute film challenge' to promote promote cultural and religious tolerance. Entrants were asked to produce a one minute film about religious and cultural diversity, which were then uploaded to a dedicated YouTube channel. Read more
Applications for the 2018/2019 round may have closed on 7 November, but Turkmenistan's Chevening Officer Murad Kakajykov has continued marketing, with staff from the embassy attending the Education and Sport annual exhibition in Ashgabat on 9-10 November 2017 to promote the programme. Read more
As part of the 'Chevening Explores’ series, Cheveners past and present came together in Nottingham to discuss the challenges and opportunities around sustainability. The event, Sense and Sustainability, opened with a welcome speech from Professor Sarah Metcalfe of the University of Nottingham, during which she outlined the university's research priorities and institutional focus on sustainable and resilient cities. She also acknlowledged the value of the Chevening programme for the scholars in attendance. Read more