FAQs

When will I get my cash card?

You will receive your cash card prior to your departure for the UK. Your embassy or high commission will contact you with information on how you will receive this when it is ready. Please read the user guide for detailed instructions on how to use your cashcard. What happens if I lose my cash card? A replacement […]

What will be included on my cash card?

Your cash card will include: An arrival allowance (which is intended to cover any expenditure incurred prior to the commencement of your course and immediately following your arrival in the UK) Your living allowance to cover the period from your course start date until the end of October (paid pro-rata depending on your course start […]

Do I need to set up a UK bank account?

Yes, you will need to set up a UK bank account following your arrival. Your stipend will initially be paid to your cash card then to your bank account. What will be included on my cash card? Your cash card will include: An arrival allowance (which is intended to cover any expenditure incurred prior to […]

Can I accept another scholarship/additional funding alongside my Chevening Scholarship?

Scholars are not usually permitted to have more than one sponsor. Please send the details of your other scholarship/additional funding to your programme officer, specifying exactly what amounts you will receive from them and the intended purpose of this funding. This should be in English. Depending on how much the additional funding is, your funding from Chevening […]

How do I activate my cash card?

You will receive an email with instructions for activating your cash card once your scholarship is confirmed and prior to your arrival in the UK.

Am I permitted to give a public lecture during my stay in the UK?

Yes, the Chevening Secretariat strongly encourages fellows to make the most of their time in the UK through additional activities like these. These activities should be scheduled around your course schedule/timetable and not distract from your ability to fully participate in your fellowship. We encourage you to advise the Fellowships team of any activities, as we may […]

Can I get in touch with Chevening Alumni if I am offered a Chevening Award?

Yes. You can contact your local Chevening Alumni Association or group, who will be delighted to welcome you into our global network. Check the alumni groups page or speak to your local British embassy or high commission for help getting in touch with alumni in your country. Once your scholarship or fellowship is confirmed, you […]

Should my work experience relate to the course I want to study?

Chevening Applicants must have at least two year’s work experience (or 2,800 hours) of work experience. We accept work experience in any field. However, if your course choices are not related to your work experience, you will need to explain why you want to make a career change. You should explain the transferable skills you […]