Some users of the online application have reported that they have not received an automated activation or password reset email from the system. If this happens to you, please check your junk mail before contacting the Secretariat.
Our online application system does not retain account information from previous years, and therefore returning candidates will need to register again as a new user for the new application cycle.
No, MyBest scores are not eligible to meet the English Language requirements of Chevening. If you are taking TOEFL iBT, you will need to achieve your Chevening English language requirement in one exam. MyBest scores will not be taken into consideration.
Your references can be addressed to your local British embassy/high commission.
References not written in English must be translated and notarised by an official translator. Any unofficial translations will not be accepted.
You should aim to submit references from those listed in your application. However, Chevening may accept different references in extenuating circumstances.
You can use the same referees if necessary and they may provide the same reference letters, but we recommend asking the referees to update them so that they accurately reflect your current skills and abilities.
Reference letters do not need to have handwritten signatures, but the British embassy or high commission may contact your referees for verification.
Reference letters do not need to be written on official letterhead, but the British embassy or high commission may contact your referees for verification.
Your reference letters should cover the following: 1) How long have you known the applicant? 2) In what capacity do you know the applicant? (e.g. professional, educational, supervisory, voluntary, religious) 3) When you last had regular contact with the applicant 4) A brief overall endorsement of the applicant, including their: Skills in leadership and networking Personal, intellectual, and interpersonal qualities […]