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Chevening Scholarship

Participating University

Full Scholarship

University of Oxford, Brunel University, London University of Cambridge, Durham University, St George’s, University of London, University of Leeds, University of Birmingham, Newcastle University, University of Salford Birkbeck, University of London, LSE University of Glasgow, University of Nottingham, University of Surrey Bangor, University University of South Wales, University of Warwick Bournemouth, University University of Reading, Queen Mary University of London, University of Southampton, University of Stirling Oxford, University Diplomatic Studies Programme, Cranfield University, University of Exeter, University of Bath, Schumacher College, University of Sussex, Robert Gordon University, Swansea University, University of Central Lancashire, Bournemouth University, University of Bradford, University of Bristol, Coventry University, University of East Anglia, or University of Dundee

Graduate Degree


7 November 2023 (12:00 GMT)


United Kingdom


Scholarship Description

Chevening Scholarships enable 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.

Because these scholarships are fully-funded (flights, accommodation, and course fees are all included), you are free to focus on achieving your professional goals and maximising the experience of a lifetime. You will live and study in the UK for a year, during which time you will develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK. On completing your studies, you will leave the UK equipped with the knowledge and networks necessary to bring your own ideas to life.


You are eligible for a Chevening Scholarship if you:

  • 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 honours 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 (full-time employment, part-time employment, voluntary work, and paid or unpaid internships are all valid).

  • Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 13 July 2023.

  • Candidates must provide 2 appropriate referees.

  • Shortlisted candidates must attend the interview in a city having a representation of the British embassy or high commission.

  • TOEFL (minimum requirements):

    • Listening: 17

    • Reading: 18

    • Speaking: 20

    • Writing: 17

    • Overall: 79

  • IELTS (minimum requirements):

    • Listening: 5.5

    • Reading: 5.5

    • Speaking: 5.5

    • Writing: 5.5

    • Overall: 6.5

  • You are not eligible for a Chevening Scholarship if you:

  • Hold British or dual British citizenship (unless you are a citizen of a British Overseas Territory or hold BN(O) and are applying from Hong Kong).

  • Hold refugee status in a non-Chevening eligible country. Applicants who are citizens of a Chevening-eligible country and who hold refugee status in a Chevening-eligible country are eligible for a scholarship.

  • Are an employee, a former employee, or relative* of an employee of His Majesty’s Government, or have been within the last two years from the opening of Chevening applications  (including the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, all British Embassies/High Commissions, the Home Office, the Ministry of Defence, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Department for International Trade and the UKVI), the British Council, a sponsoring UK university, or a staff member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

  • Employees, former employees, or relatives* of an employee of Chevening Partner organisations are eligible to apply, but if the employment took place within the last two years, you cannot receive a Chevening Partner Award from the organisation from which you work, previously worked, or are affiliated with through relatives.

  • Have previously studied in the UK with funding from a UK Government-funded scholarship.

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