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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.