Placement timeline

Chevening Fellows are taken on at regular points throughout the year. All of our fellows are treated in the same way, and can expect a high level of service from us. The placement timeline has been put together to explain the steps which are to follow for any candidate who is conditionally selected for a Chevening Fellowship. Please take a look at it and familiarise yourself with the expected timings.

If you are applying for one of the following 2019/2020 Chevening Fellowships, you should refer to this application timeline for information about the selection process:

  • Chevening British Library Fellowship
  • Chevening Clore Leadership Fellowship
  • Chevening Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Fellowship or Chevening Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Abdullah Gül Fellowship

Chevening Fellowships 2018/2019 assessment, selection, and placement timeline

Applications close.
Sifting of applications against eligibility criteria, and independent reading committees assess applications (2-3 weeks).
Applications are shortlisted by the British Embassies/High Commissions in country (2-3 weeks).
Applicants are notified that they have been selected for interview. All applicants must submit reference letters before their interview. Interview notification times may vary, but where possible applicants will be given 2-3 weeks’ notice for interviews.
Interview period and announcement of results.
Receive conditional award letter (CAL) from Chevening Secretariat (issued within two weeks of conditional section)
Complete and return all CAL forms by the deadline (two weeks from receipt of the CAL):
1. Acceptance form and acknowledgment of Chevening Fellowships terms and conditions
2. Client Care Letter
3. Medical form
4. Copy of the photo page of your passport
Chevening Secretariat to prepare the final award letter (FAL)
FAL sent to you via post/mail from the British Embassy/High Commission in your country (within two weeks of the CAL deadline)
Pre-departure advice emailed by the Chevening Secretariat, including:
1. Tailored visa and immigration advice
2. Travel booking details
3. Accommodation advice
4. Allowances & payment advice
5. Request for your biography (within one week of the issue of the FAL)
Apply for your visa as per the tailored advice issued by the Chevening Secretariat
Book your travel to the UK after receipt of your visa
Attend your pre-departure briefing delivered your British Embassy/High commission
Arrive into the UK to commence your fellowship