Who can apply for a Chevening Scholarship?

Who can apply for a Chevening Scholarship?

Chevening enables outstanding emerging leaders from all over the world to pursue one-year master’s degrees in the UK.

There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ Chevening Scholar, but those who are successful tend to have ambition, leadership qualities, and a strong academic background.

We encourage you to apply if you meet our eligibility criteria and other requirements. Your gender, age (there is no upper age limit), sexual orientation, religion, marriage or parenthood status, caste, class, or other attributes do not matter to us. What matters is your ability to submit a strong application that demonstrates you are capable of excelling on an intense master’s course in the UK, and that you have a clear vision for your future – and maybe even that of your sector or your country.

Learn more about Chevening’s eligibility and work experience requirements to assess your own eligibility.

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Learn more about Chevening's eligibility requirements

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Full guide on applying for a Chevening award and what is required.

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Work experience

Work experience requirements for individuals applying for a Chevening Scholarship.

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Applications will reopen on 3 August 2021.