Chevening Partnerships

Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Chevening Scholarships scheme was established in 1983 and has an influential global network of alumni exceeding 43,000. Chevening is constantly looking for opportunities to extend its reach and impact and partnerships are a highly effective way of achieving this. To find our more about the scheme please visit the About us page.

A Chevening Partnership is a formal agreement between a university or organisation and Chevening to jointly fund a select number of scholars, usually by creating a co-branded partnership award category. These awards are offered in addition to the main Chevening Scholarships in each country and offer further opportunities for potential applicants. Read more about partnerships.

Partnership awards are advertised as a uniquely named award category; they are a direct avenue for applicants to identify and select their first choice university or course. Although only one application is needed, these require second and third university or course preferences, as do all Chevening applications. Read more about the awards.

Applying for a Chevening Award through the partnership category can increase your chance of selection at your preferred university or course. At partner universities, partnership award places are filled before the main award ones.

If your partnership award application is unsuccessful but you still meet the Chevening eligibility criteria, you will be considered for your first and then second (if necessary) preference through the main Chevening Award competition in your country.

Explore our current partnership award opportunities to learn more about what they have to offer before you make an application. Please also refer to your country page for details of unique opportunities available to candidates from your home country.

Read our FAQ to get a better understanding of the process of becoming a Chevening Partner. Alternatively, please contact us at

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