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Chevening Scholarships in UK for Students from Developing Countries

Application Deadline: 6th November 2018

Applications are currently ongoing for the Chevening Scholarships in UK for students from Developing Countries Fully-Funded to UK universities. Interested students should see the details below.

1,500 Chevening Scholarships In UK For Developing Countries - Apply!

British Chevening Scholarship Details and FAQs

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with strong academic backgrounds who also have demonstrable leadership potential. The scholarship offers financial support to study for a Master’s degree at any of the UK’s leading universities and the opportunity to become part of an influential global network of 44,000 alumni. There are approximately 1,500 Chevening Scholarships on offer globally for the2018/2019 academic cycle. These scholarships represent a significant investment from the UK government to develop the next cohort of global leaders.

Prior to starting your application for a Chevening Scholarship please ensure you have the following ready:

  • Essential: Three different UK master’s course choices
  • Optional: English language test results (if you’ve already met the requirements)
  • Optional: UK master’s university offer (if you’ve already met the requirements)

Scholarship Offered Since: 1983

The UK Govenmen Chevening Secretariat is accepting applications for 2019/2020 Chevening Scholarships for graduates from developing countries.

When is the application deadline?

Extended to 8th November (from 6th November) 2018

Is the scholarship/opportunity offered annually?


What are the eligible countries?

Developing countries

In which host country will the awardees be studying?

UK Universities

What are the eligible fields of study?

Chevening Scholarships are awarded across a wide range of fields; including politics, government, business, the media, the environment, civil society, religion, and academia in any UK University

How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship?

To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship you 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 13 July 2017
  • Meet the Chevening English language requirement by 13 Aug 2018

How many scholarships are available?


What are the benefits of the scholarship?

A full Chevening Scholarship award normally comprises:

  • payment of tuition fees;
  • travel to and from your country of residence by an approved route for you only;
  • an arrival allowance;
  • a grant for the cost of preparation of a thesis or dissertation (if required);
  • an excess baggage allowance;
  • the cost of an entry clearance (visa) application for you only;
  • a monthly personal living allowance (stipend) to cover accommodation and living expenses. The monthly stipend will depend on whether you are studying inside or outside London. It is currently £917 per month outside London and £1134 per month inside London (subject to annual review).

How long will the scholarship last?

One year

How to Apply for the British Chevening Scholarships

Note that the process of selecting Chevening Scholars takes a minimum of eight months from the application deadline to when scholars are conditionally selected for an award.

To apply for a Chevening Scholarship, you must complete and submit an online eChevening application form.

It is important to go through the application instructions on the scholarship webpage before applying.

Scholarship webpage

About the Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO):

The FCO promotes the United Kingdom’s interests overseas, supporting our citizens and businesses around the globe and they are responsible for:

  • safeguarding the UK’s national security by countering terrorism and weapons proliferation, and working to reduce conflict
  • building the UK’s prosperity by increasing exports and investment, opening markets, ensuring access to resources, and promoting sustainable global growth
  • supporting British nationals around the world through modern and efficient consular services

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