FAQs

When should I submit references in support of my application?

You are asked to supply the contact details of two referees when you submit your application. If your application is progressed, you must ensure you have uploaded two references to the online application system prior to your interview. Read about what we require from your references. Please note, fellows who are shortlisted for programmes following […]

My country is on the UK red list for travel. Will Chevening pay for my quarantine costs?

All scholars entering the UK from a red list country will have the option to book the quarantine package through Diversity Travel after you have booked your incoming flight. Chevening will pay for quarantine packages booked through Diversity Travel. Diversity Travel will advise if you need to quarantine. However, it is also your responsibility to […]

Will I need to quarantine on arrival in the UK?

You can find out if you will need to quarantine, and more information about how to do that at the following links: Information about quarantine for those travelling to Northern Ireland Information about quarantine for those travelling to Scotland Information about quarantine for those travelling to Wales Information about quarantine for those travelling to England

What will happen if there is a local outbreak of COVID-19 at my university?

Universities are well prepared for a local outbreak, and over the summer of 2020, the Department for Education worked with universities to help them draw up plans for measures in the event cases rise on campus or locally. The UK government’s Department for Education has published guidance setting out advice on local outbreaks at universities. Students […]

Will I have access to health care while I’m in the UK?

The UK is a safe place to study, and UK universities are prioritising students’ safety and wellbeing. The UK higher education sector has gone above and beyond to ensure that international students’ physical and mental health are prioritised. If you have any questions about the services you can access at your university, you should get […]

What support for wellbeing is available from the Secretariat?

If you need wellbeing support, you should contact your university’s student support services as they have staff available to help you locally and a large number of welfare services. Your Programme Officer or the Chevening welfare and immigration team is available to you Monday – Friday during office hours (09:00-17:00 BST) by email or telephone […]

The IELTS centre is closed in my country, what should I do?

Chevening does not have an English language requirement. However, you are still required to meet all requirements from your chosen university. UK universities recognise it may be difficult for students starting in 2021 to take certain English language tests due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of this, many have expanded their list of acceptable […]