Chevening Scholarship is designed for international students planning to begin a one-year master’s degree from a university in the UK. It is a fully-funded program which covers tuition fee, travel, and accommodation to stay in the UK.
The application process for the Chevening Scholarship 2020 is closed. The application system will re-open in August for the Chevening Scholarship in 2021.
|Scholarship Type||Merit-Based, Need-Based|
|Offered by||Government bodies|
|Organization||United Kingdom Government|
|Application Deadline||Jul 16 ,2020|
|No. of Scholarships||N/A|
|International Students Eligible||Yes|
|Scholarship Website Link||https://www.chevening.org/apply/|
To be eligible for Chevening UK Scholarship, applicants must fulfill all the requirements given below:
Demonstration of proficiency in the English language is the core requirement for the Chevening Scholarship. Acceptable tests and minimum score requirements, established by Chevening, are tabulated below:
|Test Name||Minimum Overall Score||Minimum Sectional Score|
|TOEFL-iBT||79||Reading: 18; Listening & Writing: 17; Speaking: 20|
Applicants must have taken the test on or after October 2019. There is no restriction on the number of tests an applicant chooses to apply for. However, Chevening will not cover the expenses of the language test(s).
Applicants who do not have at least two years of work experience, will not be able to submit their Chevening UK Scholarship application.
Types of work experience that are eligible for the Chevening Scholarship India include:
As per Chevening Scholarship guidelines, two years of work experience means that an applicant has completed 2800 hours of work.
Applications for Chevening Scholarship 2020 are closed. For 2020-21, the applications will open in August 2020.
All candidates are required to submit an online application form and submit it before the November deadline, specified by the Chevening.
Candidates must note that application form is country-specific. For example, applications for Chevening Scholarship India vary from that of Chevening Scholarship Australia.
The step-by-step process of applying for the Chevening Scholarship are:
As mentioned earlier, scholarship applications must be submitted before the November deadline. The specific deadline for Chevening Scholarship 2021 is yet to be announced.
The selection process of the Chevening Scholarship takes a minimum of eight months from the application deadline to the selections for an award. Chevening Scholarship decisions are announced by mid-June.
Significant factors of Chevening selection process includes
Candidates are interviewed by panels at British embassies and the British high commissions, according to their availability in nearby cities/states.
Before attending the interview, a candidate needs to upload the following documents to the online Chevening application system:
NOTE: Interview slots are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, and once booked, cannot be changed. Only in certain circumstances, the Skype interview is permitted.
References should demonstrate your:
It should cover questions like:
References are reviewed by the High Commission/British embassy during the latter stages of the selection, so provide only relevant details, written in English only.
Chevening is a fully-funded scholarship program that covers nearly all the requirements of the student. The program helps the student to completely focus on achieving the academic goals and to enjoy the experience of a lifetime.
Chevening UK Scholarship is one of the biggest scholarship programs designed for international students planning to pursue studies in the UK.
|Applicable for||All master-level program in UK universities|
|Eligible candidates||International students belonging to Chevening countries|
|Reward||Fully-funded (Allowance, living expenses, tuition fee, etc.)|
|Award Duration||One Year|
The Chevening Scholarship is given to promote intercontinental relationships, elevate careers, shift and deepen perspectives, transform communities, and to bring the ideas into reality by experiencing a study life in the UK.
The Association along with this scholarship also offers many other fellowships to study in the UK, which are primarily funded by the UK government and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).