You should aim to submit references from those listed in your application. However, Chevening may accept different references in extenuating circumstances.
Extensions are only granted in exceptional circumstances and subject to funding. They are not automatic, and should not be assumed.
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 […]
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.
Reference letters do not need to be written on official letterhead, but the British embassy or high commission may contact your referees for verification.
Only if it is approved by both the Secretariat and your host institution in advance. In this event, the following entitlement applies: 3 month fellowship duration – up to 7 days travel outside of the UK 6 month fellowship duration – up to 14 days travel outside of the UK 9 months fellowship duration – up to […]
The Chevening Secretariat strongly discourages fellows from bringing dependants with them to the UK. Award allowances are calculated to cover the fellow’s costs only. Fellows will be solely responsible for all welfare and financial arrangements for any accompanying dependants.
All allowances will be stated in your final award letter.
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.