FAQs

What types of work experience are accepted by Chevening?

The types of work experience that are eligible for Chevening include full-time employment; part-time employment; voluntary work; and paid or unpaid internships. Work experience can be completed before, during, or after graduating from your undergraduate studies. However, employment undertaken as part of your undergraduate or postgraduate course are not eligible. Fellowship programmes may have additional requirements […]

Should my work experience relate to the course I want to study?

Chevening Applicants must have at least two year’s work experience (or 2,800 hours) of work experience. We accept work experience in any field. However, if your course choices are not related to your work experience, you will need to explain why you want to make a career change. You should explain the transferable skills you […]

Can I get in touch with Chevening Alumni if I am offered a Chevening Award?

Yes. You can contact your local Chevening Alumni Association or group, who will be delighted to welcome you into our global network. Check the alumni groups page or speak to your local British embassy or high commission for help getting in touch with alumni in your country. Once your scholarship or fellowship is confirmed, you […]

Am I permitted to give a public lecture during my stay 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 […]

Is accommodation included in my fellowship?

This will be dependent on your fellowship and will be stated in your final award letter. Where accommodation is pre-arranged as part of your award, you will receive a reduced living allowance. If accommodation is not pre-arranged as part of your award, your monthly living allowance will be calculated to include accommodation costs.

Can you recommend accommodation in the UK for me?

The first thing you may want to do is ask your university about the accommodation they can offer. You should make sure you are aware of any application deadlines as university accommodation is very popular and can get booked up quickly. You don’t have to live in university accommodation as there are lots of private […]

Is my accommodation and property covered by the Chevening Secretariat’s insurance?

No. Your Chevening Scholarship does not include any insurance. We recommend taking out possessions insurance to protect your belongings from theft, fire, loss, or accidental damage while you are staying in the UK. Some university accommodation contracts do include possessions insurance, but you should carefully check exactly what is and is not included. Your Students’ […]