Applications now open for Chevening Scholarships 2015/2016

Applications now open for Chevening Scholarships 2015/2016

Deadline: November 15, 2014

The Chevening Scholarship applications are now open for the academic year 2015/16. This is your chance to make a difference and improve your career prospects by joining a cohort of global future leaders and policymakers. Chevening Scholarships are UK government’s global scholarship programme that makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK.

Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, the Chevening programme was established in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international scheme. Chevening Scholars come from more than 150 countries and territories worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and this year the Scholarships will support more than 1500 individuals. There are over 43,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.

The programme provides full or part funding for full-time courses at postgraduate level, normally a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject and at any UK university.


To be eligible for a Chevening Award, you must:

  • Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country, and intend to return there for a minimum of 2 years after your Chevening Award has finished.
  • Hold a degree that is equivalent to at least an upper-second class (2:1) honours degree in the UK before applying.
  • Have completed at least two years’ work experience before applying. This can include voluntary work and paid or unpaid internships.
  • Meet the Chevening English language requirement by 15 July 2015.
  • Apply to three different eligible UK university courses (unless otherwise specified in your award category). For further information visit ‘what courses should I apply to?’
  • Not hold British citizenship or dual British citizenship, unless you are a citizen of a British Overseas Territory or hold BN(O) and are applying from Hong Kong.
  • Not have previously studied in the UK under a UK government-funded scholarship.
  • Not be an employee, relative of employee, or former employee (since July 2012) of Her Majesty’s Government (including British Embassies/High Commissions, the Department for International Development, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, UK Trade and Investment, the Ministry of Defence and the Home Office), the British Council, a partner, a sponsoring UK university, or a staff member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

How to apply

To apply for a Chevening Award, you will need to submit an online application through the online application system. Paper applications will not be accepted. Click here for details.

For further information on applications, please take a look at the FAQ section.

TIP: We encourage you not to leave your application to the last minute and risk losing the opportunity to join our network. When submitting your application you must present three course options, so now is the time to start identifying these.

For more information, visit Chevening Scholarships.