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 of your visa, and will not have a negative impact on your studies. If you are thinking of applying for a job or accepting an offer, please contact your programme officer with details about the nature of the work, duration, hours worked per week, and salary.

If you are unsure if your visa allows you to work, you should email our welfare and immigration team with a copy of your visa and passport.