Chevening Financial Services Fellowship

Hosted by King's College London

Closed for applications

The Chevening Financial Services Fellowship is aimed at mid-career professionals from India working in the finance sector. Ideal applicants may come from government or the private sector, are mid-career professionals displaying leadership potential, and have demonstrable experience in a relevant financial services discipline(s).

The fellowship is hosted by King’s College London.

This fellowship is being funded by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

Course/programme structure

This 8-week programme aims to:

  • Build expertise in specialist skills such as risk management, actuarial sciences, investment management, and financial regulation which will increase the talent pool in the Indian market and provide a fillip to growth in the sector.
  • Expose individuals to international financial markets and regulatory systems which will enhance openness and reduce resistance to change.
  • Promote cross-border co-operation in financial regulation by developing a mutual appreciation of regulatory systems and encourage the sharing of best practices.
  • Facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experience and to provide a platform to encourage cross-border engagement and networking amongst Chevening Award recipients from across the world.
  • Foster long-lasting positive relationships between talented professionals in the financial sector in India and the UK.
  • On completion of the fellowship, it is anticipated that participants will return to their professional positions of influence and continue engagement with the UK to strengthen co-operation between the two countries in their field of work. The fellowship will offer fellows a high-quality professional development opportunity which will provide specialist skills to encourage innovation and help improve industry capability in India. Fellows will also gain an appreciation of the value of cost-benefit analysis of financial regulation and leave with a positive impression of the UK.

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  • Full programme fees
  • Living expenses for the duration of the fellowship
  • Return economy airfare from India to the UK


To be eligible for a Chevening Financial Services Fellowship, you must:

  • Be a citizen of India and currently live in the country.
  • Return to your country of citizenship at the end of the period of the fellowship.
  • A postgraduate level qualification (or equivalent professional training or experience in a relevant area) at the time of application.
  • Have at least seven years’ relevant work experience prior to applying.
  • Have an excellent academic background in the field of finance or considerable experience of working in such fields and have a good working knowledge of English (to be assessed by a qualified English language assessor).
  • Not hold British or dual British citizenship.
  • Agree to adhere to all relevant guidelines and expectations for the programme.

Application timeline

For key steps and dates during the application process, please follow the placement timeline

Placement timeline

For me, the Chevening Financial Services fellowship was extremely meaningful. For starters, it opens your mind on how the best in the world think. At various points throughout the fellowship, unique nuggets of wisdom are thrown in which can just prove to be life changing – the lectures from the best-in-class experts, visits to the regulators’ offices in the UK, or how academia and corporates collaborate to further the innovation quotient of the society or the city as a whole. A tightly held, focused fellowship like this provides you with a ringside view of such things and more. The added advantage of conducting this in a historic city like London is that it immediately pulls you in, and very soon you start falling in love with it and its enigmatic alleys.

Shrija Agrawal
Chevening Financial Services Fellow


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