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Chevening scholarship to study in the UK

Know more about the prestigious Chevening scholarship

For international students, the United Kingdom (UK) is one of the most desirable places to study. The country offers a great lifestyle as well as a culturally diversified setting, in addition to the heritage of its globally recognised institutions. While many might think the cost of studying in the UK is daunting, the country provides overseas students with various scholarships to help reduce their financial strains. 

The Chevening scholarship is one of the most prestigious of these. The Chevening is a part of the UK Government’s global scholarship programme which provides meritorious students with an opportunity to study in the UK. This fully funded scholarship is awarded to globally acclaimed professionals to pursue a one-year master’s degree in any subject at any British university.

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Earning this distinguished scholarship is a great achievement in itself as it also opens the gates to access to world-class education, provides an opportunity to be a part of the noteworthy, 50,000-strong global Chevening network as well gives a chance to get acquainted with UK’s rich culture. 

Table of contents

  1. What does the Chevening Scholarship include?

  2. Eligibility criteria

  3. How to apply for the Chevening Scholarship

  4. Study abroad with IDP

What does the Chevening Scholarship include? 

Since it’s a fully funded scholarship, your award will cover the following:
  • Tuition fees of your university

  • A monthly stipend

  • Your travel costs for both sides i.e., to and from the UK

  • Your on-arrival allowances

  • Your homeward departure allowances

  • The cost of your one visa application

  • Grants for travel to Chevening activities in the United Kingdom

Courses covered by the Chevening scholarship

Courses permitted

Courses not permitted

Full-time courses

Part-time and distance learning courses

Courses that start in the autumn term (i.e., usually in September/October)

Courses that extend for more than 12 months or less than 9 months

Courses that lead to a master’s degree qualification

PhD or DPhil courses

Courses that are based in the UK

Courses taught with more than one month of study outside the UK

Eligibility criteria

The Chevening scholarship committee adheres by some stringent rules to shortlist the eligible applicants for the award. For a successful application, you’ll have to meet these following requirements:

  • Citizenship of a Chevening-eligible country or territory

  • Show evidence exhibiting that you’ll return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years once your award has ended

  • By the time your application is submitted, you must have completed all components of an undergraduate degree to be accepted into a postgraduate programme at a UK university

To fulfil this eligibility, you would also be expected to exhibit leadership skills, academic excellence, and a go-getter attitude. Factors like age, gender, or caste and class will not affect your chances. It purely depends on how compelling a case you make for yourself based on merit. 

Documents required: Academic proofs, References and one unconditional UK university offer

Work experience: You should have a minimum of two years of work experience or equivalent to 2,800 hours to be eligible for the award. To know if your work experience is applicable, you can always check the official website. 

How to apply for the Chevening Scholarship 

You’ll have to make an online application for the scholarship, which is available on the official Chevening Scholarship website. We recommend you to carefully go through the list of preferences provided on the website (eg: using Google Chrome, preferring laptop over tablet, etc.) by the Reading Committee. Do submit your application before the deadline (in fact, earlier if possible) to better your chances. 

Read more: How to submit a Chevening scholarship application

Application timeline

The scholarship will open for applications on August 2, 2022.
Once you’ve applied, you’ll receive email updates about your application status at each step of the selection process. If not, then you can check your status online with the same credentials you registered your application with.

Winning the prestigious Chevening Scholarship can alter the very course of your future. Once again, the application for Chevening Scholarships opens on 2 August 2022. It is important to apply early for this scholarship as you’ll be competing against a large number of applicants. If you need more information or get stuck anywhere, IDP’s international education specialists are a call away and will be happy to help you.


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Updated on July 27, 2022

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