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.
Applications for Chevening Scholarships and some Chevening Fellowships open between 7 August and 7 November 2017. Applications for other Chevening Fellowships programmes open at different points during the year, so please visit your country page for more information.
The selection process for Chevening Awards can vary in length depending on which award you are applying to.
The process of selecting Chevening Scholars takes a minimum of eight months from the application deadline to when scholars are conditionally selected for an award.
Chevening Scholarships 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|