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. 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.
The Chevening application period is now open:
From 3 August 2021 at 12.00 (BST)
and will close 2 November 2021 12:00 (GMT).
Courses will begin in September 2022.
Find more information about the applying for the Chevening Scholarships.
Applicants for Chevening Scholarships must:
- be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country or territory.
- return to their 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.
- have at least two years of work experience.
How to apply
Applicants will need to apply for both a full time master’s degree and a Chevening Scholarship and 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.
To follow progress of the Chevening application cycle, check out the Chevening social media pages @CheveningFCDO.