FAQs

Can you put me in touch with other scholars and fellows?

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. 

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When will my cash card have money on it?

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 […]

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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. What happens if I lose my cash card? A replacement […]

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