Chevening in India

Chevening in India

Chevening Scholarships in India are awarded to outstanding emerging leaders to pursue a one-year Master’s at any UK university. The scholarship programme provides 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.

A Chevening Scholarship offers financial support along with the opportunity to become part of the highly regarded and influential Chevening global network.

Applicants from India can choose any course of study, but we particularly welcome applications in the following fields:

  • Energy security
  • Climate change
  • Urban development
  • Defence
  • Security
  • Foreign policy
  • Trade and investment
  • Economic reforms
  • Research and innovation


SEARCHING FOR FELLOWSHIPS? There are also fellowships available in India. Find out more about Chevening Fellowships in India. 


How to apply

Applications for 2016/2017 Chevening Scholarships are closed. The next application cycle will open in August 2016.


If you applied for a 2016/2017 Chevening Scholarship, you will receive email updates about your application status at each step of the selection process. You can also check this on the online application system by using the login details you registered with. Take a look at the Chevening application timeline and our FAQs for a better understanding of the upcoming stages of the selection process.

Due to the large number of applications received, we are unable to provide individual application status updates or feedback to unsuccessful applicants. Please do not contact your British Embassy or High Commission with application enquiries.

While we review your application, here are a few things you can work on:

What is included?

  • university tuition fees (please note that there is a fee cap applied to MBA programmes which requires applicants to cover any additional cost over £18,000)
  • a monthly stipend
  • travel costs to and from the UK
  • 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


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.

The below partner organisations co-sponsor Chevening Awards in your country, enabling us to offer more Chevening Scholars the opportunity to study in the UK.

If your application is successful and you have applied to study a subject or degree programme supported by one of our partners, you will be considered for a co-sponsored Chevening Award.

Find out more about our partner organisations, the areas of study they support and why they have committed to supporting Chevening in your country by reading their profiles.

Alumni spotlight

Jayshree Venkatesan

Independent consultant on financial inclusion and scholar at the Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy

Jayashree attended King’s College London as a Chevening Fellow on the Chevening Gurukul Programme for Leadership and Excellence.

Raj Gilda

Co-founder of NGO Lend a Hand, India

Raj was a Chevening Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), on the three month Chevening Gurukul Leadership and Excellence Programme.


Local news

Fourteen Chevening Gurukul Fellows arrived at King’s College London to begin an intensive twelve-week leadership course at the India Institute of the iconic central London university. The Chevening Gurukul Fellowship programme is designed to address issues faced by leaders in all fields, by analysing changing ideas and practices of leadership, and exploring implications of globalisation for Indian leaders. Read more
Gurukul, King's College London, India Institute
Ten of our 2015/2016 Chevening Scholars have been selected to represent this year's cohort as Social Media Ambassadors (SMAs). More than 50 scholars applied to be part of the programme, and after assessing all of their applications, the Secretariat is delighted to announce the ten who stood out from the crowd. Read more
Social Media Ambassadors, Chevening

Global news

At a critical time in Egypt’s history, the British Embassy in Cairo is now investing again in this outstanding group, as part of Britain’s commitment to a successful Egypt  full of empowered citizens and healthy institutions. Our goal is to support our Chevening Alumni to exercise authentic and transformational leadership, making a positive difference to Egypt’s future in whatever context they are now living and working. Read more
Masterclass, Leadership, Alumni relations
Chevening Scholar Chisenga Muyoya has become the first Zambian to receive the JCI Outstanding Young Person of the Year award. Read more
JCI, Outstanding Young Person of the Year, Impact, Community
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has partnered with the British Library to offer two new fellowships to professionals from Africa and South Asia. Read more
British Library, Research, media, Big data
For the second year in a row, the number of scholarship applications received by Chevening has broken the previous record. Read more
Applications, Scholarships, Chevening