You will continue to need Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) clearance if your course requires it, even though it is not currently possible to apply for ATAS clearance. If clearance is needed immediately, the UK Home Office advises you to email the Home Office’s Coronavirus Immigration Help Centre: [email protected] We suggest that you also contact […]
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 make […]
The Chevening Secretariat is limited in the assistance we can provide for travel insurance, and encourage you to contact your host institution for advice about insurance providers.
Please contact your university’s international office for advice.
Given the high living costs in the UK, you are strongly advised not to bring your 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. The UKCISA website also […]
Depending on your visa, you may be required to pay the NHS health surcharge as part of your visa requirements. If your visa does not require you to pay the NHS health surcharge, you are strongly recommended to purchase travel insurance. A pro-rated contribution of up to £200 will be provided to assist with the […]
Your visa guidelines will be included in your pre-departure Fellowgram which is sent shortly after the issuance of the final award letter. For further information, please contact our welfare and immigration team.
The Secretariat can provide UK visa guidance only. Your fellowship host institution will provide you with immigration guidance for any additional visas that may be required for the duration of your course.
You will receive visa guidance in the pre-departure Fellowgram, approximately 8-10 weeks before the start of your Chevening Fellowship.