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.

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3 September 2020

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 at www.chevening.org/apply

3 November 2020

Applications close at 12:00 GMT

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

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

Interviews take place

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

From early June 2021

Results

Results

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

15 July 2021

Offer deadline

The deadline to receive and submit at least one unconditional UK university offer is 17:00 BST (UK time) on 15 July 2021.

September/October 2021

Studies begin in the UK

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!