British Chevening Scholarship for Foreign Nationals

British Chevening Scholarship for Foreign Nationals

The Chevening Scholarship Programme is a prestigious awards scheme that funds international postgraduate students who want to study in the UK for one academic year. Funded by the UK`s Foreign and Commonwealth Office and administered by the British Council, the scheme operates in over 150 countries and annually provides funding for over 2,300 scholars.

This is a prestigious award that gives you the chance to experience a world-renowned educational system. In addition, it provides you with the opportunity to experience UK life and meet other Chevening scholars. Once you become a Chevening scholar, you will discover a lot of opportunities to develop your career and become a future leader in your field.

Eligible Candidates

You can apply for a Chevening scholarship if:

You are a postgraduate student who can prove your academic success and who has already begun a career in your chosen field you have between two and five years working experience (depending on the country you are applying in), with an excellent track record illustrating your achievements and your potential to use the skills gained during your scholarship to make a difference in your country
You have achieved an excellent mark for you undergraduate degree and can provide a transcript of your academic record. Specific academic requirements are available from the British Council offices in your country.
You are 21 years or older (there are upper age limits for specific countries so please ensure you check this during your applications process)
You are a resident in your country when you apply and provide your birth certificate (with translation) You must have good English language skills (most UK Higher Education institutions require a minimum IELTS of 6.5 for admission into postgraduate courses)
What costs are covered by a Chevening Scholarship?

A full scholarship will cover the cost for a UK visa, a return air ticket to the UK, all tuition fees, and a monthly stipend and allowances.

When to apply ?

Applications are only open at certain times of the year and differ per country. The dates will be advertised here on this site and in the local newspapers.

Areas of study

Applicants will normally be selected from those who wish to take courses in:

Human rights
Public administration
Project planning
Political science
International relations
Diplomatic training
Environmental studies
Although applicants for other courses (as varied as counter-terrorism, religion and energy/climate change) may be considered. You are expected to show a commitment to return to your country, where you will contribute to the country`s socio-economic development using the new skills and knowledge acquired during your stay in the UK.


You will need to submit the following documents to us when the application season is open:

Complete the application online
Birth certificate (with translation)
Supporting letters from two referees.
Photocopies of academic certificates
Transcript/record of exams that you have passed
The application and selection process for the Chevening scheme is underway in many countries. However, before making an application you should visit the local British Embassy or High Commission or British Council office website, where any details about how the scheme will run locally will be published; including if the Chevening programme is running in your country, any local guidance or criteria, as well as application opening and closing dates.


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