Chevening Scholarships

Scholarships to Canada, Israel, and International
Individuals for Postgraduate Studies in the UK

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) - Chevening

11/08/16 12:00 GMT

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Scholarships to Canada, Israel and International individuals who have completed an undergraduate degree to undertake postgraduate studies at a UK university. Scholars must meet an English language requirement prior to commencing their studies and be accepted to a qualifying UK university. The purpose of these scholarships is to foster the development of global leadership around the world.

Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships within the UK.

Scholars will begin their studies for the 2017/2018 academic year in September or October, 2017.

To be eligible for a Chevening Award you must:

- Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country
- Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended
- Have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry to a postgraduate program at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honors degree in the UK.
- Have at least two years’ work experience (this may be up to five years for fellowship programs, please refer to your country page for further details)
- Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by July 13, 2017
- Meet the Chevening English language requirement by July 13, 2017

You are not eligible for a Chevening Award 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 2015) 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.

Applications for Chevening Scholarships and some Chevening Fellowship awards are open between August 8, 2016 and November 8, 2016.

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Scholarship applicants may browse eligible courses here:


Application Guidance:

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.

Chevening Scholarships 2017/2018 Timeline:
- August 8, 2016, 12:00 BST: Applications open
- November 8, 2016, 12:00 GMT: Applications close
- Mid-February 2017: Applicants are notified if selected for an interview
- March 6 - May 5, 2017: Global interview period
- Early June 2017: Announcement of interview results
- July 13, 2017: Deadline for UK university unconditional offers
- July 13, 2017: Deadline for meeting English language requirement
- September/October 2017: Cheapening Scholars commence their studies in the UK

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