FAQs

Did you get my email with my documents?

We experience a high volume of queries during placement, so please be patient and we will respond to you as soon as possible. If you do not receive a response in three days, please try sending each document in an individual email as we may not have received the original email due to its large […]

What date should I travel to the UK?

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 […]

My university is asking me to pay a tuition fee deposit, what should I do?

Some universities require a tuition fee deposit either because you have deferred your place from the previous year or to secure your unconditional offer. Generally, Chevening will not pay this deposit and it is your responsibility to secure your university offer. In some cases the university may be able to postpone payment of the deposit if […]

Can I book my own flight and be reimbursed for it?

All scholars are asked to book their flights through our nominated travel agency and you should not book a flight using any other methods. In general, it will not be possible to provide reimbursement for flights booked independently so do refrain from doing so. 

Can you ask the university to change the conditions of my offer?

No. Any conditions given in the university’s offer letter are set by the university with no involvement from the Secretariat. If you do not meet their requirements, the university will be unable to issue you an unconditional offer. It is your responsibility to meet their conditions.

I have a personal contribution, who do I pay this to?  

If you are required to make a personal contribution to your tuition fees, it will be written in your final award letter. Your university will invoice you directly for your contribution and it is your responsibility to make the payment and meet any payment terms. If after receiving your invoice, you are unclear about how […]

Can I bring my family with me?

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.