When preparing to travel to the UK, awardees should ensure that they pack the following essentials along with their belongings: Important documents – passport with visa, Final Award Letter, travel itinerary, travel insurance Warm clothing – the UK can be quite cold and rainy, particularly during the winter months. Please ensure that you bring an […]
Before booking your flight to the UK, you must ensure that you have the following details at hand: Which airport you are travelling to and from The dates of your arrival and departure Your passport details Contact details of an emergency contact Then proceed with the following: Go to the Diversity Travel portal. Read and agree […]
Your reference letters should cover the following: 1) How long have you known the applicant? 2) In what capacity do you know the applicant? (e.g. professional, educational, supervisory, voluntary, religious) 3) When you last had regular contact with the applicant 4) A brief overall endorsement of the applicant, including their: Skills in leadership and networking Personal, intellectual, and interpersonal qualities […]
You should aim to submit references from those listed in your application. However, Chevening may accept different references in extenuating circumstances.
References not written in English must be translated and notarised by an official translator. Any unofficial translations will not be accepted.
No, you cannot write your own reference.
Reference letters do not need to be written on official letterhead, but the British embassy or high commission may contact your referees for verification.
Only if it is approved by both the Secretariat and your host institution in advance. In this event, the following entitlement applies: 3 month fellowship duration – up to 7 days travel outside of the UK 6 month fellowship duration – up to 14 days travel outside of the UK 9 months fellowship duration – up to […]
The Chevening Secretariat strongly discourages fellows from bringing dependants with them to the UK. Award allowances are calculated to cover the fellow’s costs only. Fellows will be solely responsible for all welfare and financial arrangements for any accompanying dependants.
Your referees do not need to still be employed by the company you worked for. The important thing is that they can comment on your skills in leadership and networking; personal, intellectual, and interpersonal qualities; and ability to complete a demanding academic programme in the UK.