FAQs

Will I need to quarantine on arrival in the UK?

You can find out if you will need to quarantine, and more information about how to do that at the following links: Information about quarantine for those travelling to Northern Ireland Information about quarantine for those travelling to Scotland Information about quarantine for those travelling to Wales Information about quarantine for those travelling to England […]

What will happen if there is a local outbreak of COVID-19 at my university?

Universities are well prepared for a local outbreak, and over the summer of 2020, the Department for Education worked with universities to help them draw up plans for measures in the event cases rise on campus or locally. The UK government’s Department for Education has published guidance setting out advice on local outbreaks at universities. Students […]

Will I have access to health care while I’m in the UK?

The UK is a safe place to study, and UK universities are prioritising students’ safety and wellbeing. The UK higher education sector has gone above and beyond to ensure that international students’ physical and mental health are prioritised. If you have any questions about the services you can access at your university, you should get […]

What support for wellbeing is available from the Secretariat?

If you need wellbeing support, you should contact your university’s student support services as they have staff available to help you locally and a large number of welfare services. Your Programme Officer or the Chevening welfare and immigration team is available to you Monday – Friday during office hours (09:00-17:00 BST) by email or telephone […]

The IELTS centre is closed in my country, what should I do?

Chevening does not have an English language requirement. However, you are still required to meet all requirements from your chosen university. UK universities recognise it may be difficult for students starting in 2021 to take certain English language tests due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of this, many have expanded their list of acceptable […]

Can Chevening provide contact details for university applications?

Chevening cannot provide universities with contact details or a confirmation of funding until an applicant has been awarded a Scholarship. There is a timeline of process for the Chevening Award. Scholarships are not awarded until June 2021. Should the universities request fees or contact details, it is recommended that applicants negotiate with them, explaining that […]

Why am I not receiving emails from Chevening?

Some internet email providers automatically direct emails from Chevening to your spam/ junk mail folders. To ensure that you receive emails from us, please put our email address on your ‘allow list’. Our email address is  If you have subscribed to the Alphagram newsletter and are not receiving these, please add to your allow […]