FAQs

Can I apply for a Chevening Award if I am not living in my home country?

Yes, however you can only apply to the country programme where you have citizenship rights. If you reach the interview stage of the selection process, you will need to attend the interview in person in the country to which you have applied. Telephone or Skype interviews are not permitted except in exceptional circumstances. Details of […]

What if I made a mistake on my application form?

If you have made a mistake, unfortunately you cannot resubmit your application. We would encourage you to apply again next year, ensuring that all information is complete prior to submitting your application. 

How are partnership awards administered?

All Chevening Scholarships, including those co-funded with partners, are fully administered by the Chevening Secretariat. The Secretariat makes payments to scholars (e.g. monthly stipends, flight costs and arrival allowances) and invoices the partner for its contribution to the partnership. This ensures the partnership award scholars receive the same support as other Chevening Scholars so that they identify […]

How are Chevening Scholars selected?

All Chevening Applications undergo a rigorous review and selection process. Applications are first sifted and checked by the Chevening Secretariat in London against initial eligibility criteria. Initial eligibility criteria includes ensuring applicants have: An undergraduate degree qualification At least two years’ work experience Applications are then individually reviewed by independent reading committees who score applications […]

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: Tuition fees A monthly living allowance An economy class return airfare to the UK Additional grants and allowances to cover essential expenditure

Is there an option for my interview to be conducted through Skype?

Applicants are required to attend face-to-face interviews in the country to which they applied and must be prepared to travel to the interview in the first instance. Only in exceptional circumstances are Skype interviews permitted. This is usually where security restrictions prevent applicants from travelling to the country to which they applied or where there […]