Applications for 2018/2019 Chevening Scholarships and some Chevening Fellowships are open.
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Applications for 2018/2019 Chevening Scholarships and some Chevening Fellowships close on 7 November 2017.
Before you apply for a Chevening Scholarship
Before starting your Chevening Scholarship application, you may wish to familiarise yourself with the following requirements:
- Eligibility criteria
- English language criteria
- Work experience
- Online application system
In order to apply for a Chevening Scholarship
Once applications are open, please navigate to your country’s application centre in order to start your application. The video below shows you how to get there:
In order to submit your Chevening Scholarship application, it is essential that you have the following ready:
- Valid passport/national ID card
- University transcripts and degree certificates (undergraduate, postgraduate)
- Three different UK master’s course choices
You may also wish to submit the following optional documents if you already meet the requirements. You can submit your initial application without these documents, but you will have to upload them to your application by 12 July 2018:
- English language test results
- UK master’s university offer
Only documents in PDF format can be uploaded to the online application system, and documents cannot be over 5MB in size.
Please note that if you are eventually conditionally selected for a Chevening Scholarship, it is essential that you provide evidence that you meet the Chevening English language requirements and that you have at least one unconditional offer from an eligible course before 12 July 2018 in order to remain in the process.
After you have applied for a Chevening Scholarship
To find out what happens once you’ve submitted your application, please refer to the application timeline.
If you are selected for an interview, please refer to our interview guidance.
Remember, if you are invited to an interview, you will be required to submit two complete references via the online application system no later than 26 February 2018. If you have not submitted your documentation by this deadline, you will be unable to proceed with an interview.
Chevening Fellowships are awarded to talented professionals who are potential future leaders, decision-makers, and opinion formers. The fellowships offer financial support to mid-career professionals already in positions of leadership and influence. These people are active in their field or subject and are looking to further enhance and expand their knowledge, skills and expertise by spending time in the UK on a short course or for a predetermined period of self-directed research.
The selection process for Chevening Awards can vary in length depending on which award you are applying to.
The process of selecting Chevening Scholars takes a minimum of eight months from the application deadline to when scholars are conditionally selected for an award.
Chevening Scholarships 2018/2019 timeline
|7 August 2017||Applications open at 12:00 BST|
|7 November 2017||Applications close at 12:00 GMT|
|From 8 November 2017||Sifting of applications against eligibility criteria|
|Mid-November to December 2017||Independent reading committees assess eligible applications|
|January to early February 2018||Applicants are shortlisted for interviews by the British Embassies/High Commissions in-country|
|By mid-February 2018||Applicants are notified that they have been selected for interview|
|26 February 2018||Deadline for applicants invited to interview to submit references and undergraduate certificates|
|5 March to 2 May 2018||Global interview period|
|Early June 2018||Announcement of interview results|
|12 July 2018||Deadline for UK university unconditional offers|
|12 July 2018||Deadline for meeting English language requirement|
|September/October 2018||2018/2019 Chevening Scholars commence their studies in the UK|
Successful applicants wishing to take up their Chevening Scholarship will also have to agree to the terms and conditions of the award, so please review these before submitting your application.
Each year, some applications are unsuccessful on the basis of ineligibility. Have a look at the most common errors we found to get a sense of where applicants may have entered information that would have resulted in them being deemed ineligible.