Application timeline

The selection process for Chevening Awards can vary in length depending on which award you are applying to. 

Chevening Fellowships

The process of selecting Chevening Fellows can take a minimum of six months from the application deadline to when fellows are conditionally selected for an award. This will vary depending on which fellowship you are applying to. If you are applying for one of the following Chevening Fellowships, please refer to the Chevening Scholarships 2019/2020 timeline below:

  • Chevening British Library Fellowship
  • Chevening Clore Leadership Fellowship
  • Chevening Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Fellowship or Chevening Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Abdullah Gül Fellowship

For all other fellowships, please refer to the fellowships timeline for further details on the process for the programme you are applying for.

Chevening Scholarships

The process of selecting Chevening Scholars takes a minimum of eight months from the application deadline to when scholars are conditionally selected for an award. 

Chevening Scholarships 2019/2020 timeline

6 August 2018
Applications open at 12:00 BST

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8 November 2018
Applications close at 12:00 GMT

The deadline for applications has been extended by 48 hours, and will now close at 12:00 GMT on Thursday, 8 November.

From 9 November 2018
Sifting of applications against eligibility criteria
Mid-November to December 2018
Independent reading committees assess eligible applications

January 2019
Referees of longlisted applicants will be invited to submit references
Early to mid-February 2019
Applicants are shortlisted for interviews by British embassies/high commissions

Read our interview guidance

4 March 2019
The deadline to submit references and university transcripts has been extended to 12:00 GMT (noon) on Monday, 4 March.

Read about what we require from your references

4 March to 1 May 2019
Global interview period

From early June 2019
Announcement of interview results

11 July 2019
Deadline for UK university unconditional offers
11 July 2019
Deadline for meeting English language requirement

Read about Chevening's English language requirement

September/October 2019
2019/2020 Chevening Scholars commence their studies in the UK