Your reference letters should cover the following: 1) How long have you known the applicant? 2) In what capacity do you know the applicant? (e.g. professional, educational, supervisory, voluntary, religious) 3) When you last had regular contact with the applicant 4) A brief overall endorsement of the applicant, including their: Skills in leadership and networking Personal, intellectual, and interpersonal qualities […]
Your referees do not need to still be employed by the company you worked for. The important thing is that they can comment on your skills in leadership and networking; personal, intellectual, and interpersonal qualities; and ability to complete a demanding academic programme in the UK.
No, you cannot write your own reference.
References not written in English must be translated and notarised by an official translator. Any unofficial translations will not be accepted.
You should aim to submit references from those listed in your application. However, Chevening may accept different references in extenuating circumstances.
Please contact the Chevening Secretariat who will request feedback on your behalf.
Interview slots are available on a first-come-first-served basis. We therefore suggest you book your interview as soon as possible.
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All scholarship applicants should be informed of the outcome of their interview by early-mid June. Please do not contact your local British embassy or high commission as updates on the status of your application cannot be provided ahead of this time. Please refer to the application timeline for more information. Fellowship candidates can find out […]
Interviews will be conducted in the city where the British embassy or high commission has a representation. You will be required to attend the interview in the country from which you applied. If there is more than one representation in your country, you will be invited to the city that you have indicated in your application […]