Applications for 2020/2021 Chevening Awards are now open. The deadline for scholarship applications is 5 November 2019 at 12:00 GMT.
Chevening is the UK Government’s global scholarship programme that offers future leaders the unique opportunity to study in the UK. These scholarships are awarded to outstanding professionals from all over the world to pursue a one-year master’s degree in any subject at any UK university.
Chevening provides fully-funded scholarships, leaving you free to focus on achieving your academic goals and enjoying the experience of a lifetime. You will live and study in the UK for a year, during which time you will develop professionally and academically, grow your network, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.
If you applied before the deadline, but have not yet submitted your English language test results or your unconditional university offer, you must upload them to your application by 16 July 2020. Use the ‘update my application’ button above to upload them.
If you are eventually conditionally selected for a Chevening Scholarship, it is essential that you have submitted these documents in order to remain in the process.
Selection updates and timelines
If you applied for a 2020/2021 Chevening Scholarship you will receive email updates about your application status at each step of the selection process. You can also check your status on the online application system. Log in using the details you registered with. Take a look at the Chevening application timeline and our FAQs for a better understanding of the upcoming stages of the selection process.
English language Requirement
In order to receive a Chevening Scholarship, all applicants must demonstrate that they have fulfilled Chevening’s English language requirement by 16 July 2020. We advise all applicants to ensure they have fulfilled the English language requirement as early as possible by either:
• Taking an English language test.
• Claiming an exemption based on the UKVI exempt categories.
If you fail to demonstrate that you have met the required English language level by 16 July 2020 or fail to prove that you qualify for an exemption, your application will not be successful.
English language tests
You are free to take tests as many times as necessary to meet Chevening’s English language requirement. Please note that Chevening does not pay for costs associated with English language testing. You are responsible for booking and paying for costs associated with these tests.
Chevening accepts English language tests from five providers:
• Academic IELTS (paper or computer-based)
• Pearson PTE Academic
• TOEFL iBT
• C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge English: Advanced [CAE])
• Trinity ISE II (B2)
To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship you must:
- Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country or territory.
- Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended.
- Have completed all components of an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto a postgraduate programme at a UK university by the time you submit your 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.
- Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 16 July 2020.
- Meet the Chevening English language requirement by 16 July 2020.
You may wish to review the guidance below to help you with the next steps.
to find courses, click here
to find eligible courses, click here https://www.chevening.org/scholarships/find-a-course/
Your Chevening application must list three courses, and they must be courses that are eligible for a Chevening Scholarship.