Health and wellbeing

Whilst living and studying in a new country can be a very exciting experience, at times it might also feel challenging and difficult. In those moments, help is at hand.

Keeping healthy in body and mind is important so that you are able to focus on your studies and make the most of your time in the UK.

Mental health support

Most UK universities have mental health support and services. Chevening’s welfare and immigration team can also advise you on how to get support.

In some cases your university may be able to put provisions in place to support your studies and assessments if they are aware of your mental health needs. Mental health is taken very seriously in the UK and your disclosure would be treated sensitively and in confidence.

Disability provision

Chevening Scholars who disclose a disability may now be eligible to receive additional disability funding to support their living costs in the UK. This funding includes provision for personal care and is in addition to the reasonable adjustments that universities will assess and provide.

If you declare a disability during the Chevening placement process you will be contacted for additional information to help us review what support you may be eligible for.  Scholars are also advised to contact their universities’ Student Support and Disability Services.


Being away from friends and family, getting used to a different academic culture, and adjusting to life in a new country can be stressful, so it’s particularly important to take time to look after your wellbeing.

Look out for regular wellbeing tips and advice in the monthly Scholargrams.

If you have any concerns or questions, even if they seem small or trivial, then please contact the welfare and immigration team.