FAQs

I’ve been informed I need ATAS clearance. What is that?

Some courses require ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance. More information about this scheme can be found here: Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk). Please note that it is your responsibility to check your course offer and apply for ATAS if needed. You require ATAS clearance for your visa application so please complete […]

The IELTS centre is closed in my country, what should I do?

Chevening does not have an English language requirement. However, you are still required to meet all requirements from your chosen university. UK universities recognise it may be difficult for students starting in 2021 to take certain English language tests due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of this, many have expanded their list of acceptable […]

Can interviews for Chevening applicants take place online in 2021?

Where necessary and practical, interviews will take place online for those applying for awards in the 2021/22 academic year. In 2020, interviews successfully took place online in many countries and we are confident that we can provide applicants with a fair and smooth interview process in this way. If you are shortlisted for a Chevening […]

Can Chevening provide contact details for university applications?

Chevening cannot provide universities with contact details or a confirmation of funding until an applicant has been awarded a Scholarship. There is a timeline of process for the Chevening Award. Scholarships are not awarded until June 2021. Should the universities request fees or contact details, it is recommended that applicants negotiate with them, explaining that […]

How can I amend my supporting documents?

The application period has now closed. If you have already uploaded the maximum documents on tab 5/5 it is not possible to upload any further documents or make changes. If you have not yet uploaded documents, you may do so until the deadline of 22nd February 2021. If you wish to make changes to any […]

What’s the difference between FCO and FCDO?

The new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) will unite development and diplomacy in one new department that brings together the best of Britain’s international effort and will demonstrate the UK acting as a force for good in the world. Any reference to the FCO prior to 2 Sept 2020 refers to the Foreign and […]

How do I submit references in support of my application?

You are required to supply the contact details of two referees when you submit your application. If your application is progressed, you must upload two references to the online application system by 12:00 GMT on 22 February 2021. Read about what we require from your references. Please note, fellows who are shortlisted for programmes following […]

When do I have to upload all of my supporting documents?

After you have submitted your application, you can log back into the application system to upload your supporting documents. If you are invited to interview, you will be required to upload your education documents and your reference letters by 22 February 2021. For more information, please see the application timeline. (Scholars only) Please note, fellows […]