FAQs

What should I pack before arriving in the UK?

When preparing to travel to the UK, awardees should ensure that they pack the following essentials along with their belongings: Important documents – passport with visa, Final Award Letter, travel itinerary, travel insurance Warm clothing – the UK can be quite cold and rainy, particularly during the winter months. Please ensure that you bring an […]

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How do I book my flight to the UK? (Fellows only)

Before booking your flight to the UK, you must ensure that you have the following details at hand: Which airport you are travelling to and from The dates of your arrival and departure Your passport details Contact details of an emergency contact Then proceed with the following: Go to the Diversity Travel portal. Read and agree […]

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Can I bring my family with me?

The Chevening Secretariat strongly discourages fellows from bringing dependants with them to the UK. Award allowances are calculated to cover the fellow’s costs only. Fellows will be solely responsible for all welfare and financial arrangements for any accompanying dependants.

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Am I permitted to take a leave of absence during the fellowship?

Only if it is approved by both the Secretariat and your host institution in advance. In this event, the following entitlement applies: 3 month fellowship duration – up to 7 days travel outside of the UK 6 month fellowship duration – up to 14 days travel outside of the UK 9 months fellowship duration – up to […]

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