Applications for 2023/2024 Chevening Scholarships open on 2 August 2022. If you’re considering applying, read for more information about the Chevening programme. Chevening is the UK government’s international scholarship programme. Funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and partner organisations, we offer awards to study in the UK for one year on a fully funded master’s degree course.
Successful Chevening candidates come from diverse countries and backgrounds, but they all demonstrate the passion, vision and skills needed to shape a better world.
There are many benefits to being selected, including fully funded tuition fees, access to some of the best quality education in the world, exclusive networking opportunities, and the chance to explore the UK’s diverse culture.
At the end of your scholarship, you’ll join our diverse community of over 50,000 global alumni. You’ll return home equipped with the knowledge and networks to bring your ideas to life and thrive in your career.
It doesn’t matter where you come from. It’s where you’re going that matters.
All Chevening applicants must submit their education documents, references, and one unconditional UK university offer. The deadlines for these required documents are in the Chevening application timeline. Use the ‘update my application’ button above to upload them.
If you are conditionally selected for a Chevening Scholarship, you must submit these documents to remain in the process.
Selection updates and timelines
You will receive email updates about your application status at each selection process step. You can also check your status on the online application system. Log in using your registration details. Please look at the Chevening application timeline and our FAQs for a better understanding of the upcoming stages of the selection process.
Helpful information about preparing your Chevening application
Preparation is key to giving yourself the best chance of being awarded a fully funded Chevening Scholarship to study in the UK. To help you, we’ve collated our best guidance and advice.
It will enable you to:
- Find the right courses
- Choose appropriate references
- Avoid common mistakes that other applicants make
You’ll also find our terms and conditions. If your application is successful, you’ll need to agree to these before accepting your award.
We wish you all the best of luck and can’t wait to welcome those who are successful to our diverse and global community!
Online Application System
All Chevening applications must be submitted through our online application system (OAS). This system will be used throughout the application and selection process. You may be asked to log back in at various points to receive updates on your application status or submit documents.
We have collated tips and advice for you when using the online application system:
1) Use the Google Chrome web browser, which is recommended for the best experience. We recommend using a laptop or PC rather than a mobile or tablet.
2) When completing your application form, work in a full-sized window. This will make the application form easier to read in its intended format.
3) Don’t use your browser’s ‘back’ and ‘forward’ buttons. This will take you out of the system and lose all unsaved work. Navigate through the application form pages by using the menus on the form.
4) Remember your username and password. This saves time when you want to log back into the online application system.
5) Enter information accurately, especially your contact details. Please ensure that you enter a valid email address. If this changes after you have submitted it, please ensure you update it in your application; otherwise, you may miss important updates about your application. If you provide a second email address, please ensure that it is valid and different from your first.
7) The application form may take some time to complete, so consider preparing your answers offline and then pasting them into the online form later – although do remember to delete the question to avoid duplication! This is particularly relevant if you’re using a public computer in an internet café.
8) Application questions have word counts. In the application form, you are required to answer a set of questions. The minimum word count is 100 words per answer and a maximum of 500 words per answer, so please ensure you meet these requirements. Answers that are less than 100 words will not be considered.
9) Save as you go! There is no automatic save function on the system, and each session will close after 60 minutes, even if you are still actively editing the form. Any unsaved entries will be lost, so you are strongly encouraged to save regularly to avoid losing your work.
10) You do not have to complete the form in one session. Use the ‘Logout’ button (top right corner of the page) and keep a note of your username and password so that you can return and finish your application later. You will also be able to access your application via a link you will receive in an email.
11) Do not plagiarise. Suppose content from other sources is used to answer the application questions. In that case, it will be considered plagiarised, and your application will not be passed on to the reading committee. This independent body undertakes the first review of all eligible applications received. You should, therefore, check your answers thoroughly, ensuring they are original and not copied from other sources.
12) Applications must be submitted in English. Any application not submitted in English is ineligible.
13) Check the size and format of the files you intend to upload and ensure they meet the requirement. The online system will only accept JPG/PNG/PDF documents of no larger than 5MB. Please ensure that the length of file names does not exceed 50 characters.
14) Only submit your application once you’re completely satisfied with it. When satisfied with your application, click the ‘Submit’ button. Please note that once you have done this, you cannot modify your application except for the contact details section and upload documentation. We anticipate a high volume of applications, so please give yourself enough time to submit the strongest application possible.
15) Remember, you can only submit one application, and we will only accept your first application. To withdraw from the process, you will be asked to provide a reason for doing so before the withdrawal is final. If you withdraw your application, you will not be able to start another application until applications open again next year.