The chevening scholarship
These scholarships, financed by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and administered by the British Council, are prestigious awards which enable overseas students to study in the UK.
Scholarships are offered in over 150 countries and enable talented graduates and young experts to become well-known with the UK and gain skills which will benefit their countries.
The Chevening programme currently provides around 2,300 new scholarships each year for postgraduate studies or research at UK Institutions of Higher Education.
How to Apply
Chevening scholarships are a great way of gaining access to high-quality education. Every year, hundreds of scholars come to the United Kingdom to study new skills and make new friends. If you want to apply for a scholarship, you will have to contact the British Embassy/High Commission or The British Council in the country of which you are a citizen.
Competition for Chevening scholarships is strong and only one in every 25 candidates is successful. A typical successful candidate would be:
A graduate with proven academic skills.
Committed to return to their country and contribute to the socio-economic development of their country through implementing new skills and knowledge acquired in the UK.
Be able to show at interview that they possess the personal qualities to benefit from their scholarship and use it to succeed in their chosen career.
Have a clear idea how their scholarship will benefit their country on their return.
Have good English Language skills and must have an IELTS of 6.5 for admission onto Postgraduate courses.
What types of courses can I study?
Chevening scholars must study in the UK for at least three months. Most scholars already have a first degree and the majority study for postgraduate degrees particularly Masters Courses. However some scholars cannot spare that much time away from their careers and we welcome applications for shorter vocational courses as long as they are adequately challenging and relevant. We seldom fund undergraduate courses and normally only consider PhD's and MPhil's when we have a co-funding partner. Chevening scholarships can be used to study most subjects, however in different countries they may target a narrower range of subjects that are especially relevant to that country. Please refer to the country page of the country you will be applying to for further definitive advice on priority subjects.
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Visa fee of this type of scholarship is totally Gratis.