Type of Funding
The UK government is inviting academically young outstanding emerging leaders from all over the world with leadership potential from Chevening-eligible countries, who wish to undertake a 1-year Masters degree in the UK in AY 2020/2021, to apply for the Chevening Scholarships.
Interested applicants have to choose 3 full-time courses in a UK university for AY 2020/2021, which will lead to a Masters degree qualification. These can be 3 different courses at the same institution or 3 similar courses at up to 3 different universities. These courses cannot be changed once the candidates have submitted their application. Distance learning, part-time and Masters degree courses of less than 9 months or more 12 months in duration are not eligible.
A full Chevening Scholarship comprises:
- university tuition fees
- a monthly stipend
- travel costs to and from the UK
- an arrival allowance
- a homeward departure allowance
- the cost of 1 visa application and
- a travel grant to attend Chevening events in the UK
There is a fee cap applied to MBA programmes that requires scholars to cover any additional cost over £18,000.
The scholarship is a tailored engagement programme which creates opportunities for scholars to network with each other as well as alumni, the FCO, high-profile speakers and partner organisations.
Applicants must be citizens of Chevening-eligible countries (see the Official Website for eligible countries), with an undergraduate degree that will qualify for entry into a post-graduate programme at a UK university, which should typically be equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK. Applicants should have at least 2 years of work experience. The types of work experience that are eligible for Chevening include: full-time employment, part-time employment, voluntary work and paid or unpaid internships.
They have to meet the Chevening English language requirement by 16 July 2020.
Applicants must be individuals with the passion, ideas, and influence to provide the solutions and leadership needed to create a better future.
Candidates have to apply to 3 different eligible UK university courses and receive an unconditional offer from 1 of these by 16 July 2020. The courses must be for full-time Masters study based in the UK, which start in the autumn term (September/October 2020). These have to be taught Masters courses and not research-focused MRes programmes (see the Official Website for all eligible Masters programmes).
Courses cannot be:
- Distance learning
- Less than 9 months in duration
- More than 12 months in duration
- PhD or DPhil
- Taught with more than 1 month of study outside the UK.
Those who hold British or dual British citizenship (except for citizens of a British Overseas Territory or who hold BN(O) and are applying from Hong Kong) are not eligible. Those who hold refugee status in a non-Chevening eligible country are also ineligible. However, those who are citizens of a Chevening-eligible country and who hold refugee status in a Chevening-eligible country are eligible for an award. Those who have previously studied in the UK with funding from a UK Government-funded scholarship are ineligible.
Chevening Scholars must return to their country of citizenship for a minimum of 2 years after the completion of the studies under the Chevening Scholarship.
Applications for Chevening Scholarships are to be done online by 5 November 2019. Applicants are advised to apply for their chosen courses of study before or at the same time as applying for a Chevening Scholarship, as acceptance into a course at a UK university is considered an asset by the Chevening selection committee.