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.
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.
Applicants are required to attend face-to-face interviews in the country to which they applied and must be prepared to travel to the interview in the first instance. Only in exceptional circumstances are Skype interviews permitted. This is usually where security restrictions prevent applicants from travelling to the country to which they applied or where there […]
Yes. All scholarship candidates will be notified about the outcome of their interview from early June. Fellowship candidates can find out more information about when they will receive interview results by checking the fellowship timeline that is relevant to their chosen programme.
All Chevening Scholarships, including those co-funded with partners, are fully administered by the Chevening Secretariat. The Secretariat makes payments to scholars (e.g. monthly stipends, flight costs and arrival allowances) and invoices the partner for its contribution to the partnership. This ensures the partnership award scholars receive the same support as other Chevening Scholars so that they identify […]
No, you must attend in person. If you know that you will be unable to make the appointment, you must inform the Chevening Secretariat as soon as possible.
All scholarship candidates will be notified about the outcome of their interview from early June. Please note that results are released gradually, so you may receive your results sooner or later than others and this does not reflect the status of your application. Fellowship candidates can find out more information about when they will receive […]