Application timeline

The selection process for Chevening Awards can vary in length depending on which award you are applying to. 

Chevening Fellowships

The process of selecting Chevening Fellows takes a minimum of six months from the application deadline to when fellows are conditionally selected for an award. This can vary depending on which fellowship programme you are applying to. Please refer to your country's fellowship page for further details on the timeline for the programme you are applying for.

Chevening Scholarships

The process of selecting Chevening Scholars takes a minimum of eight months from the application deadline to when scholars are conditionally selected for an award. 

Chevening Scholarships 2018/2019 timeline

7 August 2017
Applications open at 12:00 BST

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7 November 2017
Applications close at 12:00 GMT
From 8 November 2017
Sifting of applications against eligibility criteria
Mid-November to December 2017
Independent reading committees assess eligible applications

January to early February 2018
Applicants are shortlisted for interviews by the British Embassies/High Commissions in-country
By mid-February 2018
Applicants are notified that they have been selected for interview

Read our interview guidance

1 March 2018
Deadline for applicants invited to interview to submit references and undergraduate certificates

Read about what we require from your references

5 March to 2 May 2018
Global interview period

Early June 2018
Announcement of interview results

12 July 2018
Deadline for UK university unconditional offers
12 July 2018
Deadline for meeting English language requirement

Read about Chevening's English language requirement

September/October 2018
2018/2019 Chevening Scholars commence their studies in the UK