Chevening UK Government Scholarships Programme 2018/2019 for Study in the UK (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: November 7th 2017

Chevening is the UK Government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which 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.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for a Chevening Award you must:

  • Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country
  • Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended
  • Have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto a postgraduate programme at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK.
  • Have at least two years’ work experience (this may be up to five years for fellowship programmes, so please refer to your country page for further details)
  • Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 12 July 2018
  • Meet the Chevening English language requirement by 12 July 2018

English Language Requirement:

All applicants are advised 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 12 July 2018 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 more than once in order to meet the Chevening 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
  • Pearson PTE Academic
  • TOEFL iBT
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CEA)
  • Trinity ISE II (B2)

Courses:

Applicants will need to select three different master’s courses, these can be three different courses at the same institution or the same titled course but at three different universities. You should choose your field of study carefully and select courses which reflect your current or future career goals.

In order to be eligible, the courses you choose must be:

  • Full-time
  • Start in the autumn term (usually September/October)
  • Taught master’s (i.e. not research-focused MRes programmes)
  • Lead to a master’s degree qualification
  • Based in the UK

Course cannot be:

  • Distance learning
  • Part-time
  • Less than nine months in duration
  • More than 12 months in duration
  • PhD or DPhil are not permitted

Use the course finder to browse eligible master’s degrees at every university across the UK.

Scholarship Worth:

If you are a recipient of a Chevening Bilateral Award, the relevant terms and conditions can be found here.

The effectuation of a Chevening Scholarship is contingent upon the availability of transportation and sufficient funds, stable conditions in the UK and the Scholar’s ability to procure relevant UK entry clearance (a visa) and receive medical clearance. Neither the FCO nor the Secretariat assumes responsibility for any injury, accident, illness, loss of personal property or other contingencies which may befall a Scholar during the course of his/her Chevening Scholarship. We strongly advise that you take out appropriate insurance to cover your travel to, and stay in, the UK. For the purposes of these terms and conditions, it should be understood that the UK includes the countries of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland only; UK overseas territories are not considered as being part of the UK in this instance.

Full details of administrative arrangements will be given to Chevening Scholars with conditional and final award letters and on the Chevening website. When considering whether to apply for or to accept a Scholarship, you should be aware of the following points:

Value of scholarship

a) A full Chevening Scholarship normally comprises:

  • Payment of tuition fees (see point 1.2.a in relation to MBA fee caps)
  • Economy travel to and from your country of residence by an approved route for you only
  • An arrival allowance
  • The cost of an entry clearance (visa) application for you only
  • A departure allowance
  • A contribution of up to £75 for TB testing, where this is required
  • A travel top up allowance
  • A monthly personal living allowance (stipend) to cover accommodation and living expenses. The monthly stipend will depend on whether you are studying inside or outside London. These rates are subject to annual review. Stipend payments will be made to you on or around the 21st of the month for the following full month. Where you arrive in the UK or leave the UK part way through the month, the stipend for that month will be adjusted as appropriate.

How to get to your Chevening application centre 2018/2019

 

 

 

Timeline:

7 August 2017 Applications open at 12:00 BST
7 November 2017 Applications close at 12:00 GMT
From 8 November 2017 Sifting of applications against eligibility criteria
Mid-November to December 2017 Independent reading committees assess eligible applications
January to early February 2018 Applicants are shortlisted for interviews by the British Embassies/High Commissions in-country
By mid-February 2018 Applicants are notified that they have been selected for interview
26 February 2018 Deadline for applicants invited to interview to submit references and undergraduate certificates
5 March to 2 May 2018 Global interview period
Early June 2018 Announcement of interview results
12 July 2018 Deadline for UK university unconditional offers
12 July 2018 Deadline for meeting English language requirement
September/October 2018 2018/2019 Chevening Scholars commence their studies in the UK

 

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Chevening UK Government Scholarships Programme 2018/2019

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