FAQs

Can I extend my fellowship?

Extensions are only granted in exceptional circumstances and subject to funding. They are not automatic, and should not be assumed.

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.

Where do I get my CAS from?

Your CAS is a unique number generated internally by your university and so you will receive this directly from them. 

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.

Can a partnership be arranged for short courses, distance learning or PhDs?

In general, the Chevening Scholarship programme provides awards for one-year taught Master’s level degree courses. A very small number of short courses are offered, but on an exceptional basis only. Distance learning scholarships and PhDs are not eligible for funding under a Chevening Scholarship.

What should I do if my passport is close to expiring?

We can accept your passport if it is valid for when you will be travelling to and entering the UK, but you will need to get it renewed while you are in the UK, which can take some time and is at your own risk. If you do renew your passport in the UK, please […]