Yes! You can contact your local Chevening Alumni association or group, who will be delighted to welcome you into their network. Check the alumni groups page on this website, or speak to your embassy/high commission for help getting in touch with alumni in your country. Once your scholarship or fellowship is confirmed, you will also […]
Due to data protection law, we are unable to give out personal contact details of Chevening Scholars and/or Fellows. However, there will be several instances where you can meet other scholars and fellows, including at your in-country pre-departure briefing, and at various events once you arrive in the UK.
Yes, the Chevening Secretariat strongly encourages fellows to make the most of their time in the UK through additional activities like these. These activities should be scheduled around your course schedule/timetable and not distract from your ability to fully participate in your fellowship. We encourage you to advise the Fellowships team of any activities, as we may […]
In most cases there will be the opportunity to meet with members of the FCDO at various events run throughout the academic year through Chevening’s schedule of events. However, one on one/small group events are most likely arranged by your host university and built into your fellowship course outline. The Secretariat is unable to pass […]
Scholars are not usually permitted to have more than one sponsor. Please send the details of your other scholarship/additional funding to your programme officer, specifying exactly what amounts you will receive from them and the intended purpose of this funding. This should be in English. Depending on how much the additional funding is, your funding from Chevening […]
The funds will be credited to your cash card one day after your arrival in the UK. Please note that due to Covid-19 we have had to adapt the way we pay our scholars. We are trying to make sure that everyone gets their funds but there may be a slight delay as we work […]
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 […]
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 […]
You will receive an email with instructions for activating your cash card once your scholarship is confirmed and prior to your arrival in the UK.
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. What happens if I lose my cash card? A replacement […]