What is typical UK accommodation like? What should you prepare and what could you expect from living in the UK as a Chevening Scholar coming from abroad?
What services do UK universities provide?
The UK is a diverse and inclusive country, and the Chevening scholarship programme is proud to support talented individuals from all backgrounds. Read on to find out more about the wide-ranging support services available at UK universities.
UK universities provide a variety of wellbeing services, tailored to different needs. Contact university staff to help you locate the right service for you. This should always be your first point of call for any welfare advice.
The staff here at Chevening are also available to help you should you need it. Your Chevening Programme Officer or the Chevening welfare and immigration team are available Monday – Friday during office hours (09:00-17:00 BST) by email or telephone for advice.
Other services that your university will provide include:
- Academic support
- Accommodation support
- Extra curricular activities to suit everyone!
- Volunteering opportunities (these are in addition to the volunteering opportunities Chevening provides).
We advise you to visit your university’s website which will include further information on these services, or alternatively, read our list of support available to help you should you need it whilst in the UK.
Don’t just take our word for it:
“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. 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.” – Chevening Scholar Daniela Perozo Coste, studying International Development at University of Edinburgh
We can’t wait to welcome you to our vibrant and diverse community of international students!
Do you know any famous British movies or series? We have some recommendations for you to watch before you come to the UK!
Studying for a master’s degree in the UK can improve your chances of securing the job of your dreams. Find out more about what to expect from studying in the UK on a fully funded Chevening Scholarship.