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.
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.
You can submit your application without a valid passport. However, you will be required to bring a valid passport or official photo identification to your interview at the British embassy or high commission if selected.
Applicants are expected to cover the full costs of attending the interview including travel and overnight accommodation if necessary.
If the ‘Change password’ page has come up, you will need to add a new password. When logging in, you should be taken to the review status page. If this is not the case, you should click on ‘Application Centre’ in the top right-hand side of the webpage and select ‘Review status’.
Please contact the Chevening Secretariat who will request feedback on your behalf.