Chevening Scholarships 2024 Application Form

Chevening Scholarships are prestigious international awards funded by the UK government, aimed at developing global leaders. 

Chevening Scholarships enable outstanding emerging leaders from all over the world to pursue one-year master’s degrees in the UK. Whilst there is no ‘typical’ Chevening Scholar, we are looking for the kind of people who have the passion, ideas, and influence to provide the solutions and leadership needed to create a better future.

Who To Apply For Chevening Scholarships

Chevening enables outstanding emerging leaders from all over the world to pursue one-year master’s degrees in the UK.

There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ Chevening Scholar, but those who are successful tend to have ambition, leadership qualities, and a passion for influencing positive change in their home countries.

Here are the  features of Chevening Scholarships


The scholarships are open to individuals from eligible countries who have demonstrated leadership potential and a strong academic background.

Fields of Study

 Chevening Scholarships cover a wide range of academic disciplines, allowing recipients to pursue postgraduate studies in various fields.

Degree Levels

 These scholarships typically support Master’s degree programs in the United Kingdom.


The duration of Chevening Scholarships is usually for one year, and recipients are expected to return to their home countries after completing their studies.

Financial Support

 Chevening Scholarships cover tuition fees, a living allowance, travel costs to and from the UK, and additional allowances.

Networking Opportunities

Recipients become part of the Chevening global network, offering opportunities for collaboration and networking with like-minded individuals and leaders.

Leadership and Networking Events

 Chevening provides exclusive events and workshops, enhancing the leadership skills and professional development of scholars.

Eligiblity Requirement For Chevening Scholarships

To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship you must:

  • Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country or territory.
  • Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended.
  • Have completed all components of an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry onto a postgraduate programme at a UK university by the time you submit your application. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK but may be different depending on your course and university choice.
  • Have at least two years (equivalent to 2,800 hours) of work experience.
  • Apply to three different eligible UK university courses 
  • 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).
  • Hold refugee status in a non-Chevening eligible country. Applicants who are citizens of a Chevening-eligible country and who hold refugee status in a Chevening-eligible country are eligible for a scholarship.
  • Are an employee, a former employee, or relative* of an employee of His Majesty’s Government, or have been within the last two years from the opening of Chevening applications  (including the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, all British Embassies/High Commissions, the Home Office, the Ministry of Defence, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Department for International Trade and the UKVI), the British Council, a sponsoring UK university, or a staff member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.
  • Employees, former employees, or relatives* of an employee of Chevening Partner organisations are eligible to apply, but if the employment took place within the last two years, you cannot receive a Chevening Partner Award from the organisation from which you work, previously worked, or are affiliated with through relatives.
  • Have previously studied in the UK with funding from a UK Government-funded scholarship.

Applicants need to check the official Chevening website