Fellowships in India

Chevening Fellowships in India

Chevening Fellowships are awarded to talented professionals who are potential future leaders, decision-makers, and opinion formers. The fellowships offer financial support to mid-career professionals already in positions of leadership and influence. These people 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 short course or for a predetermined period of self-directed research.

The following fellowships are currently closed for applications:

  • Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship
  • Chevening/Cyber Security Fellowship 
  • Chevening Rolls-Royce Science and Innovation Leadership Fellowship (CRISP) 
  • Chevening/British Library Fellowship 
  • Chevening/Clore Fellowship 
  • Chevening/Standard Chartered Financial Services Fellowship
  • Chevening Gurukul Fellowship for Leadership and Excellence


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

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.


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

Last Friday, Chevening Scholars met at Liverpool University for the Innovation Workshop hosted by Mexican Chevening Alumni Laura Vanessa Munoz (2006), Guilherme Silva (Brazil, 2001), and Manoj Krishnapillai (India, 2009). It was the only alumni event of the year and I was lucky to be able to hear what they went on to do after completing their Chevening Scholarships.  Read more
Workshop, Innovation, Start-up
Ritwika Mitra
Ritwika Mitra has swapped the fast-paced world of Indian journalism in Delhi for the slightly slower pace of postgraduate study in Birmingham, moving to the UK to pursue an MA in International Relations (Gender) at the University of Birmingham. Read more
Journalism, India, Delhi, Birmingham, Gender

Global news

In August, International Liaison Offier Catriona MacArthur headed to Nigeria and Ghana to support posts’ marketing campaigns and settle the ever-disputed argument over which country makes better jollof rice. Nigeria My first stop was Abuja, where the timing of my visit enabled me to attend and present at the second of the Nigerian pre-departure events. Later at the reception, I met one scholar who had brought her dad as a guest to the event. It turned out he is a Chevening alumnus. “Where did you hear about Chevening?” I asked him. Read more
Chevening, international liaison officer
Chevening Scholars and Alumni joined the FCO in thanking the many universities and corporate organisations whose ongoing support of the programme enables future leaders from around the world to study in the UK. Read more
Chevening Partner
Our 2015/2016 Chevening Scholars have returned home after spending a year in the UK during which they studied hard, built their networks, and became acquainted with British culture. British Embassies and High Commissions all over the world celebrated their return by throwing welcome home events. It is here that our newest cohort of Chevening Alumni receive their Chevening completion certificates, become inducted into the alumni community at home, and showcase all they learnt in the UK. Read more
Welcome Home Event, alumni
Chevening Alumna Dinara Dultaeva from Uzbekistan studied at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies in 2009. Following her degree, her long-held dream of creating a company that contributed to showcasing her home to the world came true. Inspired by her course at Cardiff, she started a publishing house, Dinara & Co. It focuses on high-end books about culture, arts, people, industries, and more. It also produces multimedia products, virtual reality, and mobile applications—all to promote Uzbekistan. Read more
UK, Uzbekistan