FAQs

Do I need to take UKVI Academic IELTS (IELTS for UKVI)?

Chevening will accept standard Academic IELTS or UKVI Academic IELTS as long as they were taken on or after 1 October 2018. However, please check with your university directly about their English language requirements before taking the test or applying for a visa.

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Do I need to set up a UK bank account?

Yes, you will need to set up a UK bank account following your arrival. Your stipend will initially be paid to your cash card then to your bank account. Any funds remaining on the cash card will be transferred to your bank account in November, and the Chevening Secretariat will no longer credit any funds to […]

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What will be included on my cash card?

Your cash card will include: An arrival allowance (which is intended to cover any expenditure incurred prior to the commencement of your course and immediately following your arrival in the UK) Your living allowance to cover the period from your course start date until the end of October (paid pro-rata depending on your course start […]

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When will I get my cash card?

You will receive your cash card prior to your departure for the UK. Your embassy or high commission will contact you with information on how you will receive this when it is ready. Please read the user guide for detailed instructions on how to use your cashcard.

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