You should travel to the UK from the country of your award as this is where your pre-departure event will take place. If this is not possible, please contact your programme officer as soon as possible.
You can complete and send the travel booking form to Diversity before you receive your visa if you wish, but they will not be able to confirm your flight until you have sent them a copy of your visa.
Yes, but this will be at your own cost.
Fellowship candidates must book flights through the Chevening Fellowship Diversity Travel portal. Please ensure that you use this link to make your initial travel quote. All correspondence regarding travel will be arranged directly with Diversity.
All scholars are asked to book their flights through our nominated travel agency and you should not book a flight using any other methods. In general, it will not be possible to provide reimbursement for flights booked independently so do refrain from doing so.
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.
No, you cannot write your own reference.
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 […]
You will receive an e-mail from your programme officer detailing flight instructions. In these instructions, you will be advised to fill in a flight booking form, detailing your preferred flight dates, which you should then send on to the Secretariat’s designated travel agent. They will look at your options and suggest the most direct and […]
You should aim to submit references from those listed in your application. However, Chevening may accept different references in extenuating circumstances.