British Chevening Scholarship

These scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations.

About the scholarship

The Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. Established in 1983, the Chevening programme has developed into a prestigious international scheme.

Scholars come from 118 countries worldwide, and over 600 scholarships will be awarded this year. There are over 42,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network. Scholars are personally selected by British Embassies and High Commissions throughout the world, sometimes in partnership with sponsoring organisations.

Eligibility

Applicants for Chevening Scholarships must:

  • be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country, and intend to return there at the end of the period of study
  • have a degree that is equivalent to at least an upper second-class honours degree in the UK
  • hold the minimum Chevening English language requirement
  • have completed at least two years’ work or equivalent experience before applying for a Chevening Scholarship
  • be able to obtain the correct visa, and receive an unconditional offer from a UK university.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online for the Chevening Scholarships. Applicants should read the online guidance and be able to demonstrate how they meet the Chevening selection criteria before submitting an application.

Closing dates and priority subject areas vary from country to country - please visit the country search page for further information.