The 2016/2017 British Chevening scholarship for international students is now open for application. This scholarship is awarded by the UK government and funded by the foreign and commonwealth office (FCO) and partner organizations. About 1500 scholarships are awarded to qualified applicants to pursue master program in the UK. The scholarship is fully funded and will cover expenses like tuition fees, air fare from home country, monthly stipend etc.
Every year, the UK government awards the Chevening scholarship to outstanding dynamic future leaders from all over the world and from all professional backgrounds. Applicant must be ambitious and academically strong young professionals who have displayed leadership potential.
- Applicant must be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country.
- Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your scholarship has ended.
- Have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry to a post-graduate programme at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK.
- Have at least two years’ work experience.
- Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 14 July 2016.
- Meet the Chevening English language requirement by 14 July 2016.
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)
- Are an employee, a relative of an employee, or a former employee (since July 2013) 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.
- Have previously studied in the UK with funding from a UK Government-funded scholarship. Chevening Alumni are not eligible to apply for a further scholarship but may be eligible to apply for a fellowship five years after completion of the first award.
What the scholarship covers
The scholarship is fully funded and will cover expenses like tuition fees, air fare from home country, monthly stipend etc.
How to apply
Application must be submitted using the the Chevening online application system, available through the ‘apply’ button on your country page. Before you start your application, ensure that you have the following documents as you will have to upload them during the application process
- Two references to be provided in a letter format and written in English
- Valid passport/national ID card
- University transcripts (undergraduate, postgraduate)
- Three different UK Master’s course choices
Click here to contact the scholarship provider for more information on how to apply.
For the 2016/17 academic year, applications will close on 3 November 2015, 23:59 GMT. However, visit the country list on the official website, select your country from the list on that website for specific instructions.