2021 Chevening UK Government Scholarship for Study in UK Universities

Applications are invited for Chevening Scholarships to Study in UK Universities. The scholarships aim at enabling outstanding emerging leaders from all over the world to pursue one-year master’s degrees in the UK. Whilst there is no ‘typical’ Chevening Scholar, we are looking for the kind of people who have the passion, ideas, and influence to provide the solutions and leadership needed to create a better future.

Scholarship Details

Eligible countries: Chevening-eligible country or territory

Worth: fully funded (flights, accommodation, and course fees are all included)

Duration: 12 months

Deadline: Applications close on November 3, 2020.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship, applicant must:

  • Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country or territory.
  • Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended.
  • Have completed all components of an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto a postgraduate programme at a UK university by the time you submit your application. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honour degree in the UK but may be different depending on your course and university choice.
  • Have at least two years (equivalent to 2,800 hours) of work experience.
  • Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 15 July 2021.

Work Experience

  • You must ensure that you meet the minimum work-experience requirement for the scholarship before submitting your Chevening application. Chevening Scholarships require that applicants have at least two years of work experience.
  • If you do not already have the required level of work experience, you will be unable to submit your application.

Eligible work experience

  • Full-time employment
  • Part-time employment
  • Voluntary work
  • Paid or unpaid internships

How to Apply

(A) University admissions
Interested candidates are to submit applications to UK universities before, or at the same time as, applying for a Chevening Scholarship. And it is the responsibility of the candidate to pay for any fee relating to your university applications, (including administration fees, English tests and GMAT tests). The courses which can be applied for are:

  • a one-year postgraduate master’s course,
  • he University of Oxford Certificate in Diplomatic Studies, or
  • an approved short course (as advertised from time to time on the Chevening website and/or your local British Embassy or High Commission website).

Applications for other courses can also be made through partner organisations.  

NOTE:

The following courses will not be accepted under the Chevening Scholarships programme:

  • Undergraduate degrees
  • Distance learning courses
  • Part-time courses
  • Courses over one year in length including PhDs or DPhils
  • Supervised research not leading to a master’s degree qualification
  • Courses with more than one month of study outside the UK

(B)  Chevening Scholarship Application

Interested candidates are to complete the form online and answer all the necessary questions. The application timeline of every country must be checked by selecting your country from the drop-down list of countries at the right side of the scholarship page.

NOTE:

  • You must satisfy the requirements of the school you are applying to and be admitted in order to receive the scholarship funding
  • You will be required to submit a list of your preferred universities as part of the Chevening scholarship. Make sure you have either applied for admission or are in the process of applying by the time you submit your applying to Chevening
  • State very clearly how you meet the selection criteria on the personal statement you will submit as part of your application

For more information, visit the official webpage or click here for frequently asked questions.



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