In the event that there is not a Visa Application Centre in your home country, or it is closed, Chevening may be able to help cover the cost of travel to another country to secure a visa. A visa travel costs reimbursement will only be assessed and completed once the scholar has arrived in the […]
Our terms and conditions require all scholars to return to their country/territory of award for a period of two years immediately following the completion of their award.
Yes, we have asked for additional information from scholars regarding their visa appointments. We hope to use it to assist with the procurement of scholar visas.
No, Chevening Scholars cannot apply for a Graduate route visa. When you accept a Chevening Award, you agree to return home for two years at the end of your scholarship.
You can submit your application without a valid passport. However, you will be required to bring a valid passport or official photo identification to your interview at the British embassy or high commission if selected.
You should use the passport from the country for which you have been awarded the scholarship. You should not use a diplomatic or government official passport to travel to the UK because your Chevening Scholarship is not considered to be an official posting.
We can accept your passport if it is valid for when you will be travelling to and entering the UK, but you will need to get it renewed while you are in the UK, which can take some time and is at your own risk. If you do renew your passport in the UK, please […]
Please contact your university’s international office for advice.
Given the high living costs in the UK, you are strongly advised not to bring family members or dependents to the UK, as we are unable to offer any financial or immigration support. If you wish to bring your dependents to the UK please contact your university’s international office for further advice about their visas. […]
Read our guidance on how to make a Student Visa application. Chevening Scholars don’t need to pay the visa fee or the Immigration Health Surcharge. For further information, please contact our welfare and immigration team.