Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships for International Students -United Kingdom

Applications are open for Fully Funded Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships for International students who are future Leaders and Influencers, willing to make change, from all over the globe to develop their professional and academic skills, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting and unforgetable relationships with the UK

The UK Government’s international Awards Fully Funded Chevening Scholarships aimed at developing future world leaders. It is funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, and offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the awardees of which are selected by British Embassies and High Commissions throughout the world

Chevening Scholarships 2019/2020 Timeline:

August 06, 2018 Applications open at 12:00 BST
November 06, 2018 Applications close at 12:00 GMT
November 07, 2018 Sifting of applications against eligibility criteria
Mid November to December, 2018 Independent reading committees assess eligible applicants
January to early February, 2019 Applications are shortlisted for interviews by the British Embassies/High Commissions in-country
March 01, 2019 Deadline for applicants invited to interview to submit references and undergraduate certificates
March 04 to May 01, 2019 Global interview period
Early June 2019 Announcement of interview results
July 11, 2019 Deadline for UK university unconditional offers

Deadline for meting English language requirement

September/October 2019 Chevening Scholars commence their studies in the UK

Chevening Fellowships

The complete process of selecting Chevening Fellows depend on which fellowship program that you are applying for and it takes a minimum of six months from the application deadline to when fellows are conditionally selected for an award. For further details on the timeline for the fellowship you are applying for, please refer to your country’s fellowship page.


The successful applicant is required to;

  • Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country
  • Return to your home country for a minimum period of 02 years after your award has ended
  • Have an undergraduate degree, enabling you to gain entry onto a postgraduate programme at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK.
  • Have minimum of 02 years’ work experience (which may be up to five years for fellowship programmes, so please refer to your home country page for further details)
  • Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 11 July 2019
  • Meet the Chevening English language requirement by 11 July 2019

You are not eligible, if you are;

  • Hold British or dual British citizenship (unless you are a citizen of a British Overseas Territory or hold BN(O) and are applying from Hong Kong)
  • Hold refugee status in a non-Chevening eligible country. Applicants who are citizens of a Chevening-eligible country and who hold refugee status in a Chevening-eligible country are eligible for an award
  • Are an employee, a former employee, or relative of an employee (since July 2016) of Her Majesty’s Government (including British Embassies/High Commissions, the Department for International Development, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Department for International Trade, the Ministry of Defence and the Home Office), the British Council, or a staff member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. Employees, former employees, or relatives of an employee (since July 2016) of Chevening Partner organisations are eligible to apply, but cannot receive a Chevening/Partner Award from the organisation for which they work, previously worked, or are affiliated with through relatives
    • (Note: Immediate relatives are defined as parents or step-parents, siblings or step-siblings, children or step-children, spouse, civil partner or unmarried partner (where the couple have been in a relationship akin to marriage or civil partnership for at least 02 years)
  • Have previously studied in the UK with funding from a UK Government-funded scholarship. However, if you have previously studied under a UK Government-funded scholarship (including Chevening), you may be eligible to apply for a Chevening Fellowship 05 years after completion of your initial UK Government-funded scholarship

English Language Requirement

Chevening accepts English language tests from the following:

  • Academic IELTS
  • Pearson PTE Academic
  • C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge English: Advanced [CAE])
  • Trinity ISE II (B2)
Academic IELTS Score
Overall score of 6.5 with a minimum score in each component of:
Listening 5.5
Reading 5.5
Speaking 5.5
Writing 5.5

English language exemptions

The applicants from following countries are exempt from submitting an English language test for a Chevening Award:

The United States, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, , St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados, Belize,Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica Trinidad and Tobago, and British Overseas Territories

English language for fellowships

English language requirements for Chevening Fellowships may be different . For further details, please refer to your country page


Applicants are required to choose three courses carefully based on your current or future career goals. These can be three different courses at the same institution, or three related courses across up to three different universities. Once chosen, you will not be able to change your course choices after submitting your application, unless you are granted permission to do so at the interview stage. For scholarship, you must get an unconditional offer for one of your course choices by 11 July 2019 deadline. You need to apply separately to your selected courses directly via the university

The courses you choose must be:

  • Full-time
  • Start in the autumn term (usually September/October)
  • Taught master’s (i.e. not research-focused MRes programmes)
  • Lead to a master’s degree qualification
  • Based in the UK


Before submitting their Chevening application, successful applicants are required to meet the minimum work experience requirement for the award that they are applying to:

  • Chevening Scholarships – 02 years’ work experience
  • Chevening Fellowships – either 05 or 07 years’ work experience depending on the fellowship. Please check your country page for eligibility details relating to the specific fellowship.




Publish Date:
Institute Name: UK Universities
Degree/Course: Masters Degree
Deadline: November 06, 2018
Country: United Kingdom
Course Start:
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