Mon. Dec 4th, 2023
UK Chevening Scholarships

The UK Government Chevening Scholarships program is now accepting applications for Chevening Scholarships for graduates from developing countries for the academic year 2022/2023.

  1. Application deadline: November 1, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. (GMT)
  2. Every year? Yes
  3. Developing African countries are eligible.
  4. To be taken in(country): the United Kingdom Universities


Chevening eligible fields of study scholarships are available in a variety of fields, including politics, government, business, media, the environment, civil society, religion, and academia at any UK university.

Chevening Scholarships: Applications are now open for fully funded Chevening Scholarships to study for one-year master’s degrees at UK universities.

Chevening provides outstanding emerging leaders from around the world with the opportunity to pursue one-year master’s degrees in the United Kingdom.

There is no such thing as a “typical” Chevening Scholar, but those who are successful tend to be ambitious, have strong leadership qualities, and have a strong academic background.

If you meet the eligibility criteria and other requirements, we encourage you to apply. They are unconcerned about your gender, age (there is no upper age limit), sexual orientation, religion, marital or parental status, caste, class, or other characteristics. What matters is your ability to submit a strong application that demonstrates you are capable of excelling on an intensive master’s course in the UK and that you have a clear vision for your future – and possibly that of your industry or country.

Chevening Scholarships are given to students who have strong academic backgrounds as well as demonstrated leadership potential. The scholarship provides financial support for Master’s degree studies at any of the UK’s leading universities, as well as the opportunity to join an influential global network of 44,000 alumni. For the 2018/2019 academic year, approximately 1,500 Chevening Scholarships are available worldwide. The UK government has made a significant investment in developing the next generation of global leaders through these scholarships.

Please have the following items ready before beginning your Chevening Scholarship application:

Three distinct UK master’s degree options are required.

English language test results (optional if you’ve already met the requirements)

Optional: Offer from a UK master’s university (if you have already met the requirements).

These scholarships have been available since 1983.


To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship, you must meet the following requirements:

Be a Chevening-eligible country’s citizen.

Return to your home country for at least two years after your award has expired.

Have an undergraduate degree that allows you to enroll in a postgraduate program at a UK university. In the United Kingdom, this is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honors degree.

Have a minimum of two years of work experience (this may be up to five years for fellowship programmes)

Apply to three different eligible UK university for courses and have an unconditional offer from one of these options by July 15, 2022.

Scholarships available: 1,500

Scholarship Worth:
A full Chevening Scholarship usually includes:

tuition fee payment;

travel by an approved route to and from your country of residence;

a stipend for travel;

a grant to cover the costs of writing a thesis or dissertation (if necessary);

an additional baggage allowance;

the cost of a single entry clearance (visa) application;

a monthly personal living allowance (stipend) to cover housing and living costs The monthly stipend will vary depending on whether you study in or outside of London. Outside of London, it is currently £917 per month and £1134 per month.

Scholarship period: one year

What is the procedure for applying?

All Chevening applicants must provide proof of their education, references, and one unconditional UK university offer. The Chevening application timeline includes the deadlines for these required documents. To upload them, click the ‘update my application’ button above.

If you are conditionally selected for a Chevening Scholarship, you must submit these documents in order to continue the application process.

Before applying, please read the application instructions on the scholarship website:

Sponsors: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) funds Chevening scholarships, with additional contributions from universities and other partners in the UK and abroad, including governmental and private sector organizations.

Important Notes: From the application deadline to when scholars are conditionally selected for an award, the process of selecting Chevening Scholars takes at least eight months.

Frequently Asked Questions About CHEVENING SCHOLARSHIPS

Will the UK COVID-19 Guidelines complicate my application?

Certainly not. Chevening Scholarships accept students from all countries on the COVID-19 blacklist. After booking your incoming flight, all scholars entering the UK from a blacklisted country will have the option to book the quarantine package through Diversity Travel. Chevening will cover the cost of quarantine packages arranged through Diversity Travel.

Can I return to the UK at the end of my course?

No, Chevening Scholars are not permitted to return or apply for a Graduate route visa. When you accept a Chevening Award, you agree to return home after your scholarship ends for two years.