FAQs

What should I pack before arriving in the UK?

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 […]

How do I book my flight to the UK? (Fellows only)

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 […]

How will I know whether you received my email with my placement 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 […]

Can I defer my fellowship?

Deferrals are only granted in specific and exceptional circumstances. For more information please review the fellowship terms and conditions.

How will I receive my Final Award Letter?

Once we have created your final award letter it will be sent to your embassy or high commission, who will stamp and sign it before sending you the official copy.

Can you ask the university to speed up my CAS?

Since your CAS is generated internally by your university, Chevening does not have any control over this. Your programme officer cannot intervene nor can they ask the university to expedite the process. Bear in mind that the university will be very busy during the admissions period so please be patient. 

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.