Chevening Scholarships

fully-funded scholarships for international students

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About Scholarship

Chevening is the UK Government's global scholarship programme that offers future leaders the unique opportunity to study in the UK. These scholarships are awarded to outstanding professionals from all over the world to pursue a one-year master’s degree in any subject at any UK university.

Chevening provides fully-funded scholarships, leaving you free to focus on achieving your academic goals and enjoying the experience of a lifetime. You will live and study in the UK for a year, during which time you will develop professionally and academically, grow your network, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.

If you have ambition, leadership potential, a strong academic background, and are looking to bring your ideas to life, we encourage you to apply for a Chevening Scholarship.

Join a global community!

The programme was established in 1983 and recently celebrated its 35th anniversary. In that time over 50,000 outstanding professionals have had the opportunity to experience the UK and develop their careers through Chevening.

There are more than 1,500 scholarships on offer globally for the 2020/2021 academic year, demonstrating the UK's long-standing commitment to developing the leaders of tomorrow.

What is included?

As Chevening Scholarships are fully-funded, your award includes the following:

university tuition fees

a monthly stipend

travel costs to and from the UK

an arrival allowance

a homeward departure allowance

the cost of one visa application

a travel grant to attend Chevening events in the UK

Stay connected!

Completing your award is not the end of your Chevening journey, it's only the end of the beginning.

As you progress along new paths with a new perspective and purpose, there are many ways to stay connected with and give back to Chevening, the UK, and the global community.

Get involved!

Application Process

To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship you must:

be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country or territory;
return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended;
have completed all components of an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto a postgraduate programme at a UK university by the time you submit your application;
have at least two years of work experience;
have NOT previously studied in the UK with funding from a UK Government-funded scholarship;
apply to 3 different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 16 July 2020;
meet the Chevening English language requirement (IELTS 6.5, iBT TOEFL 79 or other equivalent) by 16 July 2020;

How to apply?

Read the application guidance, and then apply via your country/territory's (i.e. Moldova) page at
Submit your application before 12:00 GMT on 5 November 2019. Late submissions will not be accepted.

All Chevening applications must be submitted through online application system (OAS). This system will be used throughout the application and selection process, and you may be asked to log back in at various points during the process to receive updates on your application status, or to submit documents.

For more information and specific details, please, visit the FAQ page.

6 November 2019

Once submitted, applications undergo an electronic sift against eligibility criteria. Any applications deemed ineligible will be removed from the selection process. Please note that once your application has been submitted, it is not possible to change it retrospectively.

Mid-November to December 2019

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 2020

The embassy/high commission produce a shortlist of those who they will invite to interview. To prepare for your interview, please read the interview guidance.

25 February 2020

The deadline to submit two references and education documents is 12:00 GMT (noon). Read about what is required from your references.

2 March to 1 May 2020

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

From early June 2020

The interview results are announced.

16 July 2020

The deadline to meet Chevening's English language requirement and receive at least one unconditional UK university offer is 17:00 BST.

September/October 2020

2020/2021 Chevening Scholars commence their studies in the UK.