You won’t be permitted to take pre-sessional courses to fulfil the English language requirement. To meet our English language requirement you will be required to take one of the approved English language tests unless you meet one of the exempt categories. Please visit the English language section for more information about the Chevening language requirement, accepted English language tests, […]
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.
All candidates are expected to meet the same English language requirement by the specified deadline. However, your test centre might be able to make special arrangements for you when taking the test, so you should contact them directly to arrange this. Please let the test centre know if you require special arrangements as early as […]
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 in the two days prior to your arrival in the UK.
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.
Scholars are required to open a bank account in the UK. Fellows are generally unable to open a UK bank account because most high street banks do not open accounts for individuals residing in the UK for less than six months (please consult your chosen bank for more information). As such, a cash card is provided […]