The process of selecting Chevening Scholars takes a minimum of eight months from the application deadline to when applicants are conditionally selected for an award. Here is an overview of the application and selection process, so you always know what's going on.
3 November 2020
Applications close at 12:00 GMT
The deadline for applications is 3 November 2020 at 12:00 GMT (midday UK time)
4 November 2020
Applications are sifted against eligibility criteria.
Mid-November to December 2020
Reading committee assessments
Independent reading committees assess all eligible applications. Their scores and rankings are then passed back to the British embassy/high commission.
Early to mid-February 2021
Applicants shortlisted for interviews
Once the embassy/high commission has reviewed the applications that were passed on to them, they produce a shortlist of those who they will invite to interview. Notifications will then follow. Congratulations if you make it this far. To prepare for your interview, please read our interview guidance.
22 February 2021
References and education documents deadline
The deadline to submit two references and education documents is 12:00 GMT (midday). Read about what we require from your references.
1 March to 30 April 2021
Interviews take place
Candidates from all over the world are interviewed by panels at British embassies and high commissions.
From early June 2021
After months of preparation and trepidation, the strongest candidates will experience jubilation when interview results are announced from early June onwards.
15 July 2021
The deadline to receive and submit at least one unconditional UK university offer is 17:00 BST (UK time) on 15 July 2021.
Studies begin in the UK
2021/2022 Chevening Scholars commence their studies in the UK, and enter into an international network that they’ll be a part of for the rest of their lives!