FAQs

What’s the difference between FCO and FCDO?

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Can I defer my fellowship?

Deferrals are only granted in specific and exceptional circumstances. For more information please review the fellowship terms and conditions.

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.