FAQs

What types of work experience are accepted?

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 […]

What if my work experience is not related to the course I want to study?

We accept work experience from any field. However, if your course choices are not related to your work experience, you will need to explain why you are seeking to make a career change. Note the transferable skills you have gained from your current field of work and how they will help you in your studies […]

I’m using Gmail. Why am I not receiving the Scholargram?

Gmail has a filtering system which sometimes filters out emails from Chevening. 🙁 It will occasionally filter some emails from Chevening (including the Scholargram), but not all! We’ve put together a guide which provides help for the two most common ways that emails from Chevening go astray – follow the steps below to ensure that […]

Why do you need my biography? (applies to Chevening Fellows only)

As experts in your respective fields, we would like to support you in any potential engagement activities outside your fellowship, while you are in the UK. As such, we would like to publish your biography on the relevant fellowship programme page of the Chevening website. If you do not wish for your biography to be […]

How much funding will I receive for my accommodation?

Your Conditional Award Letter will indicate your monthly stipend rate. Your stipend is intended to cover reasonable living costs in the UK while you are studying full time and is calculated to cover your basic expenses only. These include such expenses as accommodation, meals, personal expenses, phone bill, daily travel, and any required course resources. […]

Is there a cloakroom?

Yes, there is a cloakroom. The Cloakroom will be located on the left as you enter Alexander Palace Palm Court.

What should I do if I’m late?

If you arrive late, please look for the registration desks which will be set up within Palm Court and make sure that you get your Chevening ID scanned by a member of staff to register you. Please then enter the main hall as quickly and quietly as possible and take a seat.

How does registration work?

Chevening staff will register you when you arrive by scanning your Chevening ID card. Please have your Chevening ID card out and ready to show Chevening staff operating the scanners as this will help us to register all scholars quickly. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have your card scanned by a member […]