As a Chevening Scholar, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) expects your priority to be your studies, but they do acknowledge that gaining some work experience in the UK can be beneficial for your career and overall experience. However you must ensure that any work you do is within the conditions of your visa, […]
Fellowship candidates must book flights through the Chevening Fellowship Diversity Travel portal. Please ensure that you use this link to make your initial travel quote. All correspondence regarding travel will be arranged directly with Diversity.
Some fellowships will include some international and domestic travel during the programme and will be listed in the course outline provided by your host university. You will receive this information during your in-country pre-departure session and also directly from your host university.
You are advised to travel to the UK a few days before the start date of your course to allow time to settle in to your new environment. However, please note, although you will receive your stipend on the date that you arrive in the UK, it will be calculated according to the start date […]
You should aim to submit references from those listed in your application. However, Chevening may accept different references in extenuating circumstances.
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 […]
Reference letters do not need to have handwritten signatures, but the British embassy or high commission may contact your referees for verification.
Yes, but you will be responsible for payment of all additional costs associated.
Yes, but this will be at your own cost.
You will receive an e-mail from your programme officer detailing flight instructions. In these instructions, you will be advised to fill in a flight booking form, detailing your preferred flight dates, which you should then send on to the Secretariat’s designated travel agent. They will look at your options and suggest the most direct and […]