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 will I receive my FAL?

Once I have created your final award letter it will be sent to your embassy or high commission, who will stamp and sign it before sending you the official copy.

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Can you ask the university to speed up my CAS?

Since your CAS is generated internally by your university, Chevening does not have any control over this. Your programme officer cannot intervene nor can they ask the university to expedite the process. Bear in mind that the university will be very busy during the admissions period so please be patient. 

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Can I work whilst studying?

As a Chevening Scholar, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) expects your priority to be your studies, but they do acknowledge that gaining some work experience in the UK can be beneficial for your career and overall experience. However you must ensure that any work you do is authorised by the Chevening Secretariat, within the conditions […]

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I have a personal contribution, who do I pay this to?  

If you are required to make a personal contribution to your tuition fees, it will be written in your final award letter. Your university will invoice you directly for your contribution and it is your responsibility to make the payment and meet any payment terms. If after receiving your invoice, you are unclear about how […]

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My university is asking me to pay a tuition fee deposit, what should I do?

Some universities require a tuition fee deposit either because you have deferred your place from the previous year or to secure your unconditional offer. Generally, Chevening will not pay this deposit and it is your responsibility to secure your university offer. In some cases the university may be able to postpone payment of the deposit if […]

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Why haven’t you accepted my Facebook request?

Processing requests to join Chevening Facebook groups may take some time because we need to check scholars’ identities against our records before accepting requests, so please be patient. Please note that you must respond to the required questions to join the Facebook group for the current cohort of scholars, otherwise your request will not be accepted.

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