FAQs

What does it mean if I’m a ‘reserve’ candidate?

If you have been selected as a reserve candidate, it means that you may be able to take up an award should another applicant withdraw or if further funding becomes available. Although we are unable to confirm whether you will receive an award at this stage, Chevening Scholarship applicants should ensure that you to submit […]

I forgot my password. What can I do?

You will need click on the ‘Forgotten your password’ link. This will send an email to the email address that you used to submit your application. Check your junk/spam mail to ensure that the email has not been sent there, and please only contact the Secretariat once you’ve checked that the email didn’t go to […]

What if I have submitted two applications?

The first application submitted is the only one that will be considered. Please note that even if you withdraw your application and submit another, it will still only be the first application that is considered.

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

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 […]

When will I receive my final award letter?

Your FAL will be issued after you have submitted all of the necessary documents and after we have received confirmation of your course details directly from the university. Your FAL will then be processed by our international team who will send it on to your embassy/high commission for confirmation. Please be patient as you wait […]