The new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) will unite development and diplomacy in one new department that brings together the best of Britain’s international effort and will demonstrate the UK acting as a force for good in the world. Any reference to the FCO prior to 2 Sept 2020 refers to the Foreign and […]
You are required to supply the contact details of two referees when you submit your application. If your application is progressed, you must upload two references to the online application system by 12:00 GMT on 22 February 2021. Read about what we require from your references. Please note, fellows who are shortlisted for programmes following […]
You do not need to upload your education documents prior to the application deadline. If your application is progressed, you will need to upload your education documents prior to your interview with the British embassy or high commission. Scholarship applicants must upload their documents no later than 22 February 2021.
After you have submitted your application, you can log back into the application system to upload your supporting documents. If you are invited to interview, you will be required to upload your education documents and your reference letters by 22 February 2021. For more information, please see the application timeline. (Scholars only) Please note, fellows […]
Some internet email providers automatically direct emails from Chevening to your spam/junk mail folders. To ensure that emails we are sending you are not ending up in these folders, please put our email address, which for application messaging is [email protected] on your ‘allowlist’. If you have subscribed to the Alphagram newsletter and are not receiving […]
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/spam folder, and allowlist our email address 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.
Your references can be addressed to your local British embassy/high commission.
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 […]