This scholarship is awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential. Awards are typically made for a one-year master's degree.
Chevening Scholarships are the UK government's global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations.
The scheme is aimed at developing global leaders and is made up of two types of award: Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships. The recipients are personally selected by British embassies and high commissions throughout the world.
Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders and influencers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.
Who can apply for a Chevening Scholarship?
Chevening Scholarships are for talented people who have been identified as potential future leaders across a wide range of fields; including politics, business, the media, civil society, religion and academia.
Applicants should be high calibre graduates with the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership.
Candidates for the scholarship come from over 110 countries worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU) and this year the Scholarships will support over 600 individuals. There are over 42,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.
Chevening publishes more comprehensive details of who can apply for the scholarship on its website.
What does the scholarship cover?
Most Chevening Scholarships cover:
- Tuition fees
- A living allowance at a set rate (for one individual)
- An economy class return airfare to the UK
- Additional grants to cover essential expenditure.
Some Scholarships cover part of the cost of studying in the UK; for example, tuition fees only or allowances only.
How to apply
To become a candidate for the scholarship you will need to apply online through the Chevening website.
As part of the application process you will need to submit references and take part in a face-to-face interview.
The Chevening website also provides guidance and support to help prepare you for each stage of the application process, along with full details of the terms and conditions of the scholarship; you should ensure you read these carefully before applying.
The application cycle for the scholarship begins approximately one year before you are scheduled to begin your university course, so you will need to plan your application early. A full timeline for applications to Chevening Scholarships is available on the Chevening website.