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.
You can use the same referees if necessary and they may provide the same reference letters, but we recommend asking the referees to update them so that they accurately reflect your current skills and abilities.
Reference letters do not need to have handwritten signatures, but the British embassy or high commission may contact your referees for verification.
Reference letters do not need to be written on official letterhead, but the British embassy or high commission may contact your referees for verification.
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 […]
Chevening welcomes applicants from all fields of study. However, you may choose to align your course choices with what the UK is currently doing in your country. For more information, please visit www.gov.uk/government/world
You will need to take your passport or another form of ID. In your invitation to interview, you will be told whether you have any missing references that you should also bring to your interview in addition to your passport.
No. Applications must be submitted online through the Chevening Online Application System. This system will be used throughout the Chevening selection process and you will be required to regularly log in to receive updates on your application. We recommend you find alternative internet providers that are available locally.
If the embassy or high commission in your country has temporarily suspended operations, please contact us via our website for further information.