FAQs

Can I work whilst studying?

As a Chevening Scholar, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) 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 within the conditions of your visa, […]

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 […]

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 […]

What happens if I lose my cash card?

A replacement card will be provided. However, there will be a fee to issue a new cash card and for the transfer of funds. This fee will be applied to you and deducted from the amount transferred on your replacement card. Please advise your programme officer or the fellowships team as soon as possible if your […]

What does a Chevening Scholarship cover? 

The Chevening Programme includes a tailored engagement programme creating opportunities for scholars to network with each other as well as alumni, the FCDO, high profile speakers and partner organisations. Award recipients receive: Payment of tuition fees Economy travel to and from your country of residence by an approved route for you only An arrival allowance […]

Do I need to set up a UK bank account?

Yes, you will need to set up a UK bank account following your arrival. Your stipend will initially be paid to your cash card then to your bank account. What will be included on my cash card? Your cash card will include: An arrival allowance (which is intended to cover any expenditure incurred prior to […]

What will be included on my cash card?

Your cash card will include: An arrival allowance (which is intended to cover any expenditure incurred prior to the commencement of your course and immediately following your arrival in the UK) Your living allowance to cover the period from your course start date until the end of October (paid pro-rata depending on your course start […]