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Applications for 2021/2022 Chevening Scholarships are now closed.
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 qualities, and a strong academic background, we encourage you to apply during the application window.
All Chevening applicants must submit their education documents, references, and one unconditional UK university offer. The deadlines for these required documents are in the Chevening application timeline. 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 2021/2022 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 each year, 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, Commonwealth and Development 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.|
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.
For scholars from Syria, applications to return to third countries may be considered in exceptional circumstances if returning to the home country is impossible due to conflict. This provision does not affect the requirement for all Chevening Scholars to remain outside of the UK for at least two years irrespective of their country of origin.
Are you considering applying for a Chevening Scholarship? Are you wondering how you can demonstrate the ways in which you meet Chevening’s leadership requirements? We hear from 2020/2021 Chevening Scholar Sushma Mahabala about her journey to achieving a Chevening Scholarship.
If the answer is yes, and you can show how a UK master's degree will help you achieve your career goals, we want to hear from you.
Demonstrating leadership qualities and showcasing how your Chevening experience will bring you closer to achieving your career goals is crucial to submitting a successful Chevening application. We hear from Chevening Scholar, Fabricio Bonecini de Almeida, Class of 2020, about how he intends to leverage the Chevening network to help him realise his dream of increasing education standards in Brazil.