The Secretariat is unable to pass on third party contact details. In most cases, there will be the opportunity to meet with members of the FCDO at various events run throughout the academic year through Chevening’s schedule of events.
Applicants must meet the minimum work experience requirement before submitting their application. Applicants whose work experience amounts to less than the minimum amount will not be considered for an award.
The types of work experience that are eligible for Chevening include full-time employment; part-time employment; voluntary work; and paid or unpaid internships. Work experience can be completed before, during, or after graduating from your undergraduate studies. However, employment undertaken as part of your undergraduate or postgraduate course are not eligible. Fellowship programmes may have additional requirements […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Some scholars and fellows are required to take a TB test when applying for a UK visa, depending on your country of residence. If you are required to take a TB test and you are successful in applying to Chevening, we will provide a contribution to the cost of the test. You must pay to […]
This will be dependent on your fellowship and will be stated in your final award letter. Where accommodation is pre-arranged as part of your award, you will receive a reduced living allowance. If accommodation is not pre-arranged as part of your award, your monthly living allowance will be calculated to include accommodation costs.
The Chevening Secretariat is limited in the assistance we can provide for accommodation, and encourage you to contact your host institution’s accommodation office for advice about finding accommodation before coming to the UK.
The first thing you may want to do is ask your university about the accommodation they can offer. You should make sure you are aware of any application deadlines as university accommodation is very popular and can get booked up quickly. You don’t have to live in university accommodation as there are lots of private […]