Chevening in Afghanistan

The UK government and Chevening are fully committed to the safety and security of Afghans residing in Afghanistan.

The FCDO has completed a full assessment of the viability of offering eligible Afghans the opportunity to apply for a 2023/2024 Chevening Scholarship.

We have concluded that prospective applicants currently residing in Afghanistan would likely face serious security risks, and financial and logistical implications, over which the UK Government has no control.

As a result, we are offering Afghans, resident outside of Afghanistan, the opportunity to apply for a Chevening Scholarship to study in the UK.

For the 2023/2024 academic year, we will only be able to accept applications from Afghans who are resident in an UK Overseas Development Aid eligible country, where we run Chevening, other than Afghanistan.

This decision will be kept under review for the 2024/2025 academic year.

If you choose to apply for a Chevening Scholarship you acknowledge the following:

  1. Applicants for Afghan Chevening awards will be expected to provide proof they are legally resident in an ODA eligible country other than Afghanistan.
  2. A Chevening Scholarship is not an offer of resettlement to the UK and participants will be expected to follow standard Chevening policy once they’ve completed their studies.

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About Chevening

Chevening is the UK government’s international scholarships programme. Funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and partner organisations, we offer awards to study in the UK for one year on a fully funded master’s degree course.

Successful Chevening candidates come from a diverse range of countries and backgrounds, but they all demonstrate the passion, vision and skills needed to shape a better world.

There are many benefits to being selected, including fully funded tuition fees, access to some of the best quality education in the world, exclusive networking opportunities, and the chance to explore the UK’s diverse culture.

At the end of your scholarship, you’ll join our diverse community of over 50,000 global alumni. You’ll return home equipped with the knowledge and networks to bring your ideas to life and thrive in your career.


What is included?

As Chevening Scholarships are fully-funded, your award includes the following:

  • university tuition fees
  • a monthly stipend
  • travel costs to and from the UK
  • an arrival allowance
  • a homeward departure allowance
  • the cost of one visa application
  • a travel grant to attend Chevening events in the UK

Required documents

All Chevening applicants must submit their education documents, references, and one unconditional UK university offer. The deadlines for these required documents are in the Chevening application timeline. Use the ‘update my application’ button above to upload them.

If you are conditionally selected for a Chevening Scholarship, it is essential that you submit these documents in order to remain in the process.

Selection updates and timelines

You will receive email updates about your application status at each step of the selection process. You can also check your status on the online application system. Log in using your registration details. Take a look at the Chevening application timeline and our FAQs for a better understanding of the upcoming stages of the selection process.


Due to the large number of applications received each year, we are unable to provide individual application status updates or feedback to unsuccessful applicants. Please do not contact your British embassy or high commission with application enquiries.

Application guidance

We recommend that you review the following pages to help you prepare your application:

For information about the application and selection process, please visit the application timeline and frequently asked questions.

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