Find out about how to stay safe and the measures in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 across the UK.
All scholars entering the UK from countries on the green or amber list will receive £120 as contribution to the PCR tests required for travel to and after arrival in the UK. You will receive this contribution once you have commenced your studies in the UK. This contribution is in addition to your arrival allowance. […]
All scholars entering the UK from a red list country will have the option to book the quarantine package through Diversity Travel after you have booked your incoming flight. Chevening will pay for quarantine packages booked through Diversity Travel. Diversity Travel will advise if you need to quarantine. However, it is also your responsibility to […]
You can find out if you will need to quarantine, and more information about how to do that at the following links: Information about quarantine for those travelling to Northern Ireland Information about quarantine for those travelling to Scotland Information about quarantine for those travelling to Wales Information about quarantine for those travelling to England […]
Universities are well prepared for a local outbreak, and over the summer of 2020, the Department for Education worked with universities to help them draw up plans for measures in the event cases rise on campus or locally. The UK government’s Department for Education has published guidance setting out advice on local outbreaks at universities. Students […]
The UK is a safe place to study, and UK universities are prioritising students’ safety and wellbeing. The UK higher education sector has gone above and beyond to ensure that international students’ physical and mental health are prioritised. If you have any questions about the services you can access at your university, you should get […]
International students will not be charged for vaccination against COVID-19. Students should make sure they are registered with a General Practitioner (GP), who will contact them directly to book their vaccine via an online or telephone system when it is appropriate to do so. Information on booking coronavirus vaccination appointments is available.
If you are due to commence your award this year, you are expected to come to the UK to start your course. If there is any reason you cannot come to the UK, please speak first to your Programme Officer. If you do start your course online in your home country, you will still receive […]
If you are a Chevening Scholar currently on award and you have been studying remotely, Chevening will support you to travel to the UK up to 2 months before your course end date as noted on your Final Award Letter, as long as you can safely travel to the UK and secure a visa. This […]
If you’re unable to leave the UK before your visa expires because of flight restrictions, border closures or a positive COVID-19 test, then you may be able to contact the Home Office and apply for something called ‘exceptional assurance’. Please note that UKVI updates this page regularly but at the moment this only applies to […]