Application timeline

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.

6 August 2024

Applications open at 12:00 BST

Applications open at 12:00 BST

Read our application guidance, and then apply via your country/territory’s page.

5 November 2024

Applications close at 12:00 GMT

Applications close at 12:00 GMT

The deadline for applications is 5 November 2024 at 12:00 GMT (midday UK time).

From 6 November 2024

Applications are sifted against eligibility criteria.

Mid-November 2024 to January 2025

Reading committee assessments

Reading committee assessments

Independent reading committees assess all eligible applications. Their scores and rankings are then passed back to local British embassies/high commissions.

Mid-February 2025

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.

19 February 2025

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 25 April 2025

Interviews take place

Interviews take place

Candidates from all over the world are interviewed by panels at British embassies and high commissions.

From June 2025

Results

Results

After months of preparation and trepidation, successful candidates will experience jubilation when interview results are announced from June onwards.

11 July 2025

Offer deadline

The deadline to receive and submit at least one unconditional UK university offer is 17:00 BST (UK time) on 11 July 2025.

September/October 2025

Studies begin in the UK

Studies begin in the UK

2025/2026 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!