FAQs

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.

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Can I open a bank account in the UK?

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 […]

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I have completed a HND, am I eligible for a Chevening Scholarship?

To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship, you should have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto a postgraduate programme at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK. Please contact individual universities to check if your qualification meets their entry requirements.

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What will happen if I don’t attend?

Attendance at Farwell is mandatory for all scholars whose programmes end after July 4 and all reasonable measures must be taken to ensure attendance at this event. Scholars who do not attend Farewell may be charged for non-attendance.   If you are due to complete mandatory fieldwork / placement on this date, please send your programme […]

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Is the venue accessible?

Please see the Alexandra Palace website for detailed information on disabled accessibility. If you require a sighted guide then the Secretariat will be in touch with further information.

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