Chevening in Benin
Study in the UK, where ideas come alive.
Applications for 2020/2021 Chevening Scholarships are closed. They will reopen in August 2020 for opportunities to study in the UK in 2021/2022.
Chevening is the UK Government’s global scholarship programme that offers future leaders the unique opportunity to study in the UK. These scholarships are awarded to outstanding professionals from all over the world to pursue a one-year master’s degree in any subject at any UK university.
Chevening provides fully-funded scholarships, leaving you free to focus on achieving your academic goals and enjoying the experience of a lifetime. You will live and study in the UK for a year, during which time you will develop professionally and academically, grow your network, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.
If you have ambition, leadership potential, and a strong academic background, we encourage you to apply during the application window.
If you applied before the deadline, but have not yet submitted your English language test results or your unconditional university offer, you must upload them to your application by 16 July 2020. Use the ‘update my application’ button above to upload them.
If you are eventually conditionally selected for a Chevening Scholarship, it is essential that you have submitted these documents in order to remain in the process.
Selection updates and timelines
If you applied for a 2020/2021 Chevening Scholarship you will receive email updates about your application status at each step of the selection process. You can also check your status on the online application system. Log in using the details you registered with. Take a look at the Chevening application timeline and our FAQs for a better understanding of the upcoming stages of the selection process.
Due to the large number of applications received, we are unable to provide individual application status updates or feedback to unsuccessful applicants. Please do not contact your British embassy or high commission with application enquiries.
You may wish to review the guidance below to help you with the next steps.
What is included?
As Chevening Scholarships are fully-funded, your award includes the following:
- university tuition fees
- a monthly stipend
- travel costs to and from the UK
- an arrival allowance
- a homeward departure allowance
- the cost of one visa application
- a travel grant to attend Chevening events in the UK
How to apply
We recommend that you review the following pages to help you prepare your application:
|Notice: We have been made aware of agencies offering assistance on Chevening Scholarship applications for a fee. We can confirm that these agencies are not approved or endorsed by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, or the Chevening Secretariat. We advise potential applicants against the use of these services in the strongest possible terms. Use of a paid for service for Chevening applications is not permitted.|
English language: English language test availability in this country can be limited and we strongly encourage you to book your test as soon as possible. Please see our English language page for further details on the test providers accepted by Chevening.
UK visa: There are no UK visa processing centres available in this country. If your application is successful you will be required to travel to an alternative country to apply for your UK visa. Applicants will be expected to meet all costs associated with travelling to an alternative country; however scholars may be eligible for a discretionary reimbursement of some travel costs. You will receive further information on what reimbursements are available to you should you be selected for a Chevening Scholarship.
TB tests: There are no TB testing facilities available in this country. If your application is successful you will be required to travel to an alternative country to take a test. Applicants will be expected to meet all costs associated with travelling to an alternative country; however scholars may be eligible for a discretionary reimbursement of some travel costs. You will receive further information on what reimbursements are available to you should you be selected for a Chevening Scholarship.
If you've watched the 1979 satirical British comedy, ‘Monty Python’s Life of Brian’, you will no doubt remember the scene in
As we complete the transition period between Chevening's classes of 2018 and 2019, we wanted to share what incoming scholars are
As another year passes, we bid farewell to another class of Chevening Scholars but each Chevener is unique which means, each
Established in 1823, Birkbeck is part of the world famous University of London. It offers bachelor’s, master’s and research degrees across a wide range of subjects.
Bournemouth University (BU) is ranked among the top 200 most international universities in the world and in the top 500 universities overall by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2016.
Founded in 1832, Durham University is consistently ranked among the top five universities in the UK and the top 100 institutions in the world.
International Students House (ISH), established in 1965, is a charity dedicated to helping international students to achieve the academic, leadership, and personal aims that have brought them to the United Kingdom.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions.
Robert Gordon University has a heritage going back 250 years, and it was granted university status in 1992.
Schumacher College is a leading independent centre for ecological studies, social innovation, and transformative learning.
Swansea University matches academic excellence with an enviable quality of life
The University of Bath, School of Management is one of the UK's leading business schools.
Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century
Bristol is one of the most popular and successful universities in the UK and was ranked within the top 50 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2018
Founded in 1209, Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world's fourth-oldest surviving university.
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston was founded in 1828 as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge
The University of East Anglia (UEA) is an internationally renowned university situated within a distinctive and attractive campus in the historic city of Norwich.
The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction
The University of Glasgow is in the world's top 100 universities and the UK's top 10
Leeds is one of the largest research-based institutions in the UK and in 2012/2013 attracted £129m of research income
The University of Nottingham has a global reputation for academic excellence, pioneering research, and employability
The University of Salford’s roots trace back to the time of the great Industrial Revolution of the 19th century, with a strong history of advanced technology and innovation
The University of South Wales was formed in 2013 through a merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport to become one of the largest universities in the UK and the largest in Wales
The University of Southampton is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive UK universities
The University of Stirling is top in Scotland and third in the UK for university graduate employability among institutions with more than 500 respondents, according to statistics released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)
Surrey Business School has a reputation for enterprise, cutting-edge thinking, and academically rigorous research, providing world-class business, economic, and management education to students from around the globe
Located in the heart of England, the University of Warwick is a leading UK university, quickly establishing an international reputation for excellence and is consistently listed in the UK’s Top 10 universities
Looking for a place where you can thrive within a supportive community? The University of Westminster is the place for you.