I am currently in full-time employment. Do I need to resign in order to apply for a Chevening Award?
No, you do not need to resign from full-time employment in order to apply for a Chevening Award. However, you are personally responsible for ensuring that you will be able to accept the award offer when it’s made and that your employer will release you in time for departure to the UK.
Who covers the cost of attending the interview?
Applicants are expected to cover the full costs of attending the interview including travel and overnight accommodation if necessary.
Can I resubmit my application if I made a mistake on the application form?
If you have made a mistake, unfortunately you cannot resubmit your application. We encourage you to apply again next year, ensuring that all information is complete and correct before submitting your application.
I have received an invitation to interview for a Chevening Scholarship/Chevening Fellowship. When do I need to book my interview?
Interview slots are available on a first-come-first-served basis. We therefore suggest you book your interview as soon as possible.
How are partnership awards administered?
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 […]
I have received an email to say that I have been conditionally selected, what happens now?
If you have received an email to say that you’ve been conditionally selected for an award, congratulations! Your programme officer will be in touch shortly with your Conditional Award Letter (CAL). However, there may be a slight delay between when you receive the email and when your programme officer contacts you, so please be patient. […]
How are partnerships funded?
There are a variety of funding models for partnership awards. Partner universities most commonly offer a full tuition fee waiver with the FCDO covering allowances, stipend, travel, engagement and enrichment programme as well as all other administration costs. For private sector organisations, contributions often take the form of a fixed sum of either a flat […]
What does it mean if I’m a ‘reserve’ candidate?
If you have been selected as a reserve candidate, it means that you may be able to take up an award should another applicant withdraw or if further funding becomes available. Although we are unable to confirm whether you will receive an award at this stage, Chevening Scholarship applicants must submit their unconditional offer letter […]
Can a partnership be arranged for short courses, distance learning or PhDs?
In general, the Chevening Scholarship programme provides awards for one-year taught Master’s level degree courses. A very small number of short courses are offered, but on an exceptional basis only. Distance learning scholarships and PhDs are not eligible for funding under a Chevening Scholarship.