What services do UK universities provide and what are the benefits of studying in the UK with a Chevening Scholarship?

Studying a master’s degree in the UK is a huge gateway to future career prospects but doing it with a Chevening Scholarship enhances the chances of your recognition. On top of that, UK universities can provide you with the support you need to kick off your amazing journey of becoming a future leader.

UK universities and support services

There are different support and services that UK universities are able to provide (including support for concerns outside of university life).

  • Wellbeing support

If you need wellbeing support, you should contact your university’s student support services as they have staff available to help you locally and a large number of welfare services.

Your Chevening Programme Officer or the Chevening welfare and immigration team are available to you Monday – Friday during office hours (09:00-17:00 BST) by email or telephone for advice but should you need wellbeing support, you are best contact your university first.


Other support services that your university provides:


We advise you to visit your university’s website which will include further information on these services.


UK universities along with a Chevening Scholarship hold a high value to employers

Chevening is a prestigious scholarship funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and with the UK being known to have the top universities in the world (i.e. Oxford and Cambridge), by having a Chevening Scholarship you can increase the experience and chances of your recognition! Three of the top fifteen universities in the world in 2022 are UK universities according to Times Higher Education.

Studying in the UK will not only be an opportunity for you to build a global network but also having a Chevening Scholarship can enhance this, as the Chevening Scholars network allows you to connect to other students and alumni both during your studies and after your graduation.


Find out more about studying in the UK with a Chevening Scholarship from our Scholars:

What’s been your favourite experience with Chevening so far?

‘For me, the most valuable experience with Chevening has been the opportunity to meet fellow scholars and be part of an international and inclusive community. As a scholar, you start your journey in the UK alone, in a place you probably have not been before. Although it can be lonely sometimes, you get to meet other Cheveners from all over the world who can become part of your network and friends. This opportunity to take part in this network allows me and other scholars to share unforgettable moments. For example, celebrating birthdays, spending Christmas and New Year’s Eve together, creating an open space to share your frustrations and achievements, and most importantly, supporting each other before and during your life in the UK.’  – Daniela Perozo Coste, International Development at University of Edinburgh


What was your most memorable moment in the UK that you think may not necessarily have happened if you didn’t attend a UK university?

I was excited to have been invited as a delegate to attend ‘The UK’s International Offer: Opportunities and Challenges for Realising the Development-Diplomacy Dividend’, hosted by King’s College London (KCL) and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP), in partnership with the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). This conference was a fantastic opportunity to meet other professionals and researchers to discuss the opportunities and challenges arising from the UK’s merger of development and diplomacy to discover different stakeholders and their responsibilities in shaping the UK’s foreign and development agenda. I’m particularly delighted to highlight the critical role of mental health in achieving several of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. –  Dr Muftau Mohammed, Global Mental Health Student – King’s College London


Are you ready for the opportunities that Chevening can provide you? We can’t wait to meet you soon!

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