FAQs

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.

Where can I go for help if I need specialist housing advice?

If your Students’ Union or university doesn’t provide any housing advice then there are other agencies that may be able to help.  The housing charity Shelter provides useful information as well face to face and telephone advice. The Citizens Advice Bureau will also be able to offer further advice on your housing issue and you […]

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’ […]

My rent needs to be paid in a single payment, can you help with this?

In the first instance, please try to organise your rent in monthly or quarterly instalments. If you have no other option than to pay your rent in a single payment we are able to organise this, but we would advise against it because your cash card (onto which your first payment will be made) has […]

My landlord requires me to pay my rent in instalments, can you help with this?

We provide you with a monthly living allowance which you can use to meet your costs of living, including your rent. However, some university and private residences will require payment of rent in three or four instalments. You should always check to see if your accommodation provider will accept monthly payments – we recommend that […]

Can I save seats for my friends?

Due to the large number of attendees you may not save seats as this makes it difficult for us to accommodate everyone. If you would like to sit with your friends, please make sure you enter the main hall together. You will have a chance to catch up with friends during the networking time at […]