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Chevening Scholarships

Subject areas:

Subjects in almost any field

Funding type:

Tuition fee. Bursary. Travel.

Awarding body:

UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

Chevening Scholarships are fully-funded awards that enable outstanding emerging leaders from all over the world to pursue one-year master’s degrees in the UK.

Award details

Chevening scholarships are open to applicants from over 160 countries and territories around the world, looking to study an eligible one year taught master’s degree at a UK institution.

Whilst there is no ‘typical’ Chevening Scholar, we are looking for the kind of people who have the passion, ideas, and influence to provide the solutions and leadership needed to create a better future.

Because these scholarships are fully-funded, you are free to focus on achieving your professional goals and maximising 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, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK. On completing your studies, you will leave the UK equipped with the knowledge and networks necessary to bring your own ideas to life.

Award value

Chevening scholarships are fully-funded, covering flights, accommodation, and course fees.

As part of a partnership agreement between Chevening and King's College London, scholars who are funded on these scholarships receive a 20% cover towards their tuition fees from King's.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for a Chevening scholarship applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country or territory.
  • Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after their award has ended.
  • Have completed all components of an undergraduate degree that will enable entry onto a postgraduate programme at a UK university by the time they submit their application. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK but may be different depending on the course and university choice.
  • Have at least two years (equivalent to 2,800 hours) of work experience.
  • Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by the Chevening deadline.

We encourage you to apply if you meet Chevening's 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. 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.

Application process

Applications are made direct to Chevening. 

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. 

Timeline for the next competition:

  • Applications open: 2 August at 12:00 (BST)
  • Applications close: 1 November 12:00 (GMT).

For full details and to apply, please visit the Chevening website.

General Enquiries:

If you have a general enquiry about Chevening Awards, please read the information on your country page as well as that on the Chevening eligibility page. To contact Chevening, visit their website here.


Student Testimonial

Meera Kumari Ram Navas, Msc in Pharmaceutical Analysis, Technology & Biopharmaceutical

"Studying at King’s College London offered me the right educational experience with a chance to network, broaden my professional circle and enhance my competency to accomplish my goal to contribute to my country, Malaysia.

The Chevening scholarship funding significantly improved my study experience by removing the stress of finding the money to study. It allows me to focus completely on my studies and realize my dreams.

This opportunity has allowed me to mingle with people from diverse backgrounds, discover cultural differences and celebrate the strength of diversity while expanding my network.

King’s College London has enhanced my study experience by providing all the exposure and opportunity a student can ever wish for! Besides the full-fledged learning experience, it allows you to mingle with the top minds from various parts of the globe.

This is definitely a life-changing opportunity for me. Do not hesitate, just go for it!"


Academic year:


Study mode:

Postgraduate taught

Application closing date:

Contact us for details on when to apply