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.
7 November 2023
Applications close at 12:00 GMT
The deadline for applications is 7 November 2023 at 12:00 GMT (midday UK time)
From 8 November 2023
Applications are sifted against eligibility criteria.
Mid-November to December 2023
Reading committee assessments
Independent reading committees assess all eligible applications. Their scores and rankings are then passed back to local British embassies/high commissions.
Early to mid-February 2024
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.
References and education documents deadline
Shortlisted candidates will be requested to submit two references and their education documents prior to their interview date. Read about what we require from your references.
26 February to 26 April 2024
Interviews take place
Candidates from all over the world are interviewed by panels at British embassies and high commissions.
From June 2024
After months of preparation and trepidation, successful candidates will experience jubilation when interview results are announced from June onwards.
11 July 2024
The deadline to receive and submit at least one unconditional UK university offer is 17:00 BST (UK time) on 11 July 2024.
Studies begin in the UK
2024/2025 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!