FAQs

I have already received financial benefit from a different UK government-funded programme. Can I still apply for a Chevening Award?

You cannot apply for a Chevening Scholarship if you have previously received funding from another UK government scholarship programme to study in the UK. However, if you have previously studied under a UK Government-funded scholarship (including Chevening), you may be eligible to apply for a Chevening Fellowship five years after the completion of your initial […]

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Can I undertake a pre-sessional English course in order to reach the English language requirement for Chevening?

You won’t be permitted to take pre-sessional courses to fulfil the English language requirement. To meet our English language requirement you will be required to take one of the approved English language tests unless you meet one of the exempt categories. Please visit the English language section for more information about the Chevening language requirement, accepted English language tests, […]

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Am I required to take a TB test?

Not all scholars and fellows are required to take a TB test but depending on your country of residence you may be required to take one as part of your visa application. Please view the Gov.uk website for further guidance. If you require further clarification please email our welfare team.

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Do I need to take UKVI Academic IELTS (IELTS for UKVI)?

Chevening will accept standard Academic IELTS or UKVI Academic IELTS as long as they were taken on or after 1 October 2018. However, please check with your university directly about their English language requirements before taking the test or applying for a visa.

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