You can use the same referees if necessary and they may provide the same reference letters, but we recommend asking the referees to update them so that they accurately reflect your current skills and abilities.
You can complete and send the travel booking form to Diversity before you receive your visa if you wish, but they will not be able to confirm your flight until you have sent them a copy of your visa.
No, you cannot write your own reference.
Reference letters do not need to have handwritten signatures, but the British embassy or high commission may contact your referees for verification.
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.
Yes, but this will be at your own cost.
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.
References not written in English must be translated and notarised by an official translator. Any unofficial translations will not be accepted.
You should aim to submit references from those listed in your application. However, Chevening may accept different references in extenuating circumstances.
You should travel to the UK from your home country. This is where your pre-departure event will take place. If this is not possible, please contact your programme officer as soon as possible.